21 days in United Kingdom & Western Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Western Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom & Western Ireland Itinerary

Start: Curitiba, Brazil
Fly:  25​h
1
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
ferry + taxi:  2​h
2
Kylemore, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Achill Island, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Belmullet, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Castlebar, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Wick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
10
Lochinver, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Curitiba, Brazil

1
night
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 31st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), then steep yourself in history at Dun Aonghasa, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Dun Eochla, then look for gifts at Aran Sweater Market, then hike along The Wormhole, and finally make a trip to Teampall Chiarain.

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Curitiba, Brazil to Inishmore is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Curitiba to Inishmore due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Curitiba in October: high temperatures in Inishmore hover around 17°C and lows are around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Duchathair ©
Dun Duchathair

1
night
Kylemore, Ireland

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): stroll through Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, then kick back and relax at Silver Strand, then take a memorable drive along Killadoon Standing Stone, and finally stop by Cottage Handcrafts.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kylemore vacation planning site .

Getting from Inishmore to Kylemore by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Achill Island.

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cottage Handcrafts, Killadoon Standing Stone, Silver Strand
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Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

1
night
Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, then stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and then go for a walk through Sli Grainne Mhaol.

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You can drive from Kylemore to Achill Island in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Achill Island can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Belmullet.

Things to do in Achill Island

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay

3
nights
Belmullet, Ireland

Belmullet ©
Belmullet or Béal an Mhuirthead is a coastal Gaeltacht town with a population of around 1,000 on the Mullet Peninsula in the barony of Erris, County Mayo, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Downpatrick Head, then steep yourself in history at Ceide Fields, and then get great views at Dun na mBo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): play a few rounds at Carne Golf Links, then stroll through Erris Head Loop Walk, and then stop by Lunasa Crafts.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belmullet trip planner.

You can drive from Achill Island to Belmullet in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castlebar.

Things to do in Belmullet

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Ceide Fields, Downpatrick Head
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Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk
Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

3
nights
Castlebar, Ireland

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Castlebar side-trips: The Coffin Ship (in Westport) and Cong (Ashford Castle & Royal Abbey of Cong). There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Westport House, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Castlebar trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Belmullet to Castlebar takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Castlebar can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Castlebar

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Westport, County Mayo, Cong, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Westport House ©
Westport House
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty). There's much more to do: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, make a trip to Quay Street, and grab your bike and head to South Park.

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You can drive from Castlebar to Galway in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Aillwee Cave, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Barney's Beer, then sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing, then steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Craigmillar Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, then get your game on at The Realm VR, and finally examine the collection at The War Poets.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Edinburgh takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In November in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Wildlife

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Stewart Brewing ©
Stewart Brewing
The Realm VR ©
The Realm VR
BobCat Alpacas ©
BobCat Alpacas

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the activities along River Ness, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Fort George, witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours, then get answers to all your questions at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness travel route site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness
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Distillery Tours
Battlefield Select Tours ©
Battlefield Select Tours
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

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night
Wick, United Kingdom

Wick ©
On the 16th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Old Wick Castle, make a trip to Whaligoe Steps, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, then admire all the interesting features of Caithness Seacoast, and finally get engrossed in the history at Wick Heritage Museum.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Wick trip planning website .

Drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Whaligoe Steps
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe ©
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe
Caithness Seacoast ©
Caithness Seacoast

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night
Lochinver, United Kingdom

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get outside with Drumbeg Loop, then identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, then explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Clachtoll Broch.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Lochinver trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Wick to Lochinver takes 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Ardvreck Castle
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Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Drumbeg Loop ©
Drumbeg Loop

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