29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Rochester, United States
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
9
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Rochester, United States

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin route planner.

Rochester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and 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 toKillarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Grafton Street ©
Grafton Street

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

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. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Kenmare (Skyline Gallery & Gleninchaquin Park) and Garinish Island (in Glengarriff). There's lots more to do: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, hike along Torc Mountain Walk, and get outside with Ring of Kerry.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Killarney vacation builder .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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 Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kenmare, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Ring of Kerry, Garinish Island
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:
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Climbing Tours
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Killarney Falconry ©
Killarney Falconry

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Aillwee Cave, & more), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Westport (Westport House & Westport House & Pirate Adventure Park). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, try to win big at Galway Greyhound Stadium, get to know the fascinating history of Kirwan's Lane, and explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway tour planner .

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Galway are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Westport, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Doolin Cave, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:
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Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Caher Bridge Garden ©
Caher Bridge Garden
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Falkirk (The Kelpies & The Helix & The Kelpies), Doune Castle (in Doune) and Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, test your team's savvy at Escape Glasgow, and stroll through Kelvingrove Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glasgow itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Glasgow in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Falkirk, Stirling, Five Sisters Zoo
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:
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Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre
People's Palace and Winter Gardens ©
People's Palace and Winter Gardens

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Rothiemurchus (in Aviemore). The adventure continues: get your game on at Wildwoodz, enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, and find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dornoch, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle, Wildwoodz
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
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Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Royal Mile, sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing, pause for some photo ops at Scott Monument, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Edinburgh using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 34°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 3:
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Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
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: Antony Gormley's Another Place (in Crosby), Liverpool (The Cavern Club, Museum of Liverpool, & more) and Trentham Gardens (in Trentham). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Coal Mining Museum for England, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Trentham Monkey Forest, and admire all the interesting features of Old Trafford.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip planning app .

Getting from Edinburgh to Manchester by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in April, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liverpool, Leeds, Stretford, Chester, Stoke-on-Trent
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 6:
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Museum of Liverpool ©
Museum of Liverpool
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

3
nights
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
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), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, don't miss a visit to Glastonbury Tor, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bristol trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manchester to Bristol takes 3 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

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Gloucester, Westonbirt Arboretum, Stonehenge, Grand Pier
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London online holiday maker .

Take a train from Bristol to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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