59 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Douglas, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Cork, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom — 9 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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and National Gallery capture your imagination. Head to The Lanes and Hang-Up Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Gustamps (in Brighton), Room Escape Games (in Canterbury) and Joe's Bows (in Hernhill). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder tool.

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to London is 8 hours. When traveling from San Diego in February, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in London: temperatures range from 46°F by day to 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 6 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
You'll explore and learn at York Castle Museum and National Railway Museum. Escape the urban bustle at York Bird of Prey Centre and Beacon Alpacas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Yorkshire Sculpture Park (in Wakefield), Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Castle) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, make a trip to York Shambles, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and browse the exhibits of Ni Studios.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read York online trip planner.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Museum of Liverpool and The British Ironwork Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get outdoors at Great Orme and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Conwy Castle (in Conwy), Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton) and White Peakhouse Gallery (in Bakewell). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Gorge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Liverpool tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Liverpool sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
For shopping fun, head to Union Square or Bon Accord & St Nicholas. Get outdoors at Adventure Aberdeen Snowsports and Brig 'o' Balgownie. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Aberdeen: Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven), The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum (in Dundee) and Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead). Next up on the itinerary: visit Footdee (Fittie), learn the secrets of beer at Grampian Escapes & Tours, see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aberdeen beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Aberdeen trip app.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): trek along The Quiraing and then admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye travel planner.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 45°F during the day and 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Do your shopping at Buchanan Street and Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, view the masterpieces at The Glasgow School of Art, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 35°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and The Chocolatarium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Scottish National Gallery and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh route maker site.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 34°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Douglas.
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Douglas, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Knockaloe Centre for WW1 Internment, steep yourself in history at The Old Grammar School, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then stop by The Original Manx Fudge Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Adamnan's Church, Lonan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Manx Museum, then see the interesting displays at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, and then make a trip to Isle of Man Steam Railway.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Douglas holiday site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Douglas by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In March, daily temperatures in Douglas can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 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.
Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Gallery of Photographyfor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Chester Beatty. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To see ratings and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Fly from Douglas to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Dublin are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 4 nights

Marble City

The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
You'll explore and learn at Hook Lighthouse and Reginald's Tower. Get some cultural insight at Kilkenny Castle and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Waterford (King of the Vikings, Bishop's Palace, &more). And it doesn't end there: tee off at Mount Juliet Estate, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kilkenny travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 4 nights

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cork City Gaol and Titanic Experience Cobh. Escape the urban bustle at Fota Wildlife Park and Killarney National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Cork side-trips: Killarney (Falconry Kerry & Torc Waterfall). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the different shops at Turkish Delights, and hunt for treasures at The English Market.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork holiday planning website.

Drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Isle of Man travel guide

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Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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