17 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
7
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Natural History Museum and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London visit app .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect nights in London to be cooler, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Buchanan Street and then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

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Traveling by flight from London to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

1
night
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.
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1
night
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.
You've now added Portree Walking Tours to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, and then make a short side trip with Portree Walking Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr and then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip planning website .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Skye Museum of Island Life ©
Skye Museum of Island Life

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then take a memorable tour with Tours, then get all the information you need at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach and then step into the grandiose world of Fort George.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally steep yourself in history at Georgian House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take a stroll through Cathedral Quarter, then have fun and explore at W5, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Belfast Zoo.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip app .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. June in Belfast sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Belfast Zoo
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Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
W5 ©
W5

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 12th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre, and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Ashford Castle and then kick back and relax at Fanore Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder app .

Getting from Belfast to Galway by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Belfast in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trips

Fanore Beach, Ashford Castle
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Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre

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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 14th (Fri), see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, then contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

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