29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dublin Castle, Grafton Street and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin route planner.

Rochester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rochester in March; daily highs in Dublin reach 48°F and lows reach 35°F. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Killarney, Ireland

— 3 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens as well as Courtney's Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kenmare (Skyline Gallery & Gleninchaquin Park) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Killarney Falconry, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Killarney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. March in Killarney sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

Galway, Ireland

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Quay Street as well as Salthill Beaches. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Aillwee Cave, &more), Westport (Westport House & The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave, get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, catch a bit of excitement at Galway Greyhound Stadium, and stroll around Rinville Park.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Galway planning tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (in Stirling), The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk) and Doune Castle (in Doune). And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at Escape Glasgow, get a sense of history and politics at City Chambers, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and deepen your understanding at University of Glasgow.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glasgow, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Glasgow takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. In March, daytime highs in Glasgow are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Rothiemurchus (in Aviemore), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). There's much more to do: get your game on at Wildwoodz, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness driving holiday planning tool.

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in Inverness sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Royal Mile, admire the striking features of The Scottish Parliament, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stewart Brewing.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh holiday tool.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Trentham Gardens (in Trentham), Liverpool (The Cavern Club, Museum of Liverpool, &more) and Antony Gormley's Another Place (in Crosby). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, catch a live event at Etihad Stadium, identify plant and animal life at Trentham Monkey Forest, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester road trip planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor, explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, admire the striking features of Vicar's Close, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cheddar Gorge.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bristol trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Bristol takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from Bristol to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.