19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Dublin, Ireland


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4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

London, UK to Dublin is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Dublin, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cork online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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 8th (Fri): take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way and then walk around Eyre Square.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Galway online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Cork to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Edinburgh in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

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: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Inverness road trip app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cairngorm Mountain, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay May 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then browse the exhibits of Alan Campbell Gallery, then take in the pleasant sights at Dunvegan Two Churches Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online vacation maker .

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and then contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip maker site .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Glasgow by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience
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Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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