15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
7
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights

2
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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.
On the 2nd (Sat), see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, thenbrowse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, thenstop by Temple Bar, and finally look for gifts at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Columba's Church, delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, thenstep into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dublin travel itinerary planner.

In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, St Columba's Church, Bru na Boinne, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 4th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dunblane Cathedral and then pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): explore the galleries of Provand's Lordship, thensee the interesting displays at The Tenement House, thensteep yourself in history at The Mackintosh House, and finally wander the streets of Glasgow West End.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Dublin to Glasgow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dunblane Cathedral
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Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
The Mackintosh House
The Mackintosh House
The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dean Village and Greyfriars Kirk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jedburgh Abbey and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum (in Jedburgh). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close and sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, The Birks of Aberfeldy
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Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum ©
Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, steep yourself in history at Fort George, thenexamine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls, thensteep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Rogie Falls, Beauly Priory
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Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 11th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Uig Pottery and then step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye travel planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Tyrone House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Galway online itinerary builder.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Galway by combination of car and ferry takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tyrone House, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Tyrone House ©
Tyrone House

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Nano Nagle Place, thendon't miss a visit to Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ballycotton Cliff Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter and Paul's Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, thenget engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Galway to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cork are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Ballycotton Cliff Walk ©
Ballycotton Cliff Walk
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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