12 days in Ireland's West Coast & United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in Ireland's West Coast & United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in Ireland's West Coast & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Ennis, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
4
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States

1
night
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Ennis Friary and then explore by horseback at Castlefergus Equestrian. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Kilkee Cliff Walk, then head off the coast to Scattery Island, and then stroll through Cliffs of Moher.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ennis online trip itinerary maker .

Boston, USA to Ennis is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to Ennis due to the time zone difference. In July, Ennis is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 67°F and lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney journey planner .

You can drive from Ennis to Killarney in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

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Traveling by flight from Killarney to London takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. When traveling from Killarney in July, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Windermere.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then have some family-friendly fun at Treetop Trek, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, then hike along Helvellyn, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Predator Experience Ltd, Keswick Brewing Company, Helvellyn
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company

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, parks, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

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Getting from Windermere to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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