15 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Doolin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and then shop like a local with The Glasgow School of Art.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Glasgow day trip website.

Denver, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Glasgow. When traveling from Denver in May, plan for slightly colder days in Glasgow, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get in touch with nature at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and The Quiraing. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Old Man of Storr and SkyeXplorer Boat Trips. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Neist Point and contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle and then cast your line with Fish Loch Ness.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit online journey planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Drumnadrochit in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can fly to Bushmills.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bushmills, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills visit planner.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Bushmills by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Traveling from Drumnadrochit in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bushmills, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
On the 29th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get outside with Ireland's School of Falconry, and then admire all the interesting features of Wild Atlantic Way.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip builder app.

Getting from Bushmills to Galway by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Galway when traveling from Bushmills in May, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Tours · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Doolin, Ireland

— 2 nights
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 31st (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, stroll through Clare Coastal Walk Project, then explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): head off the coast to Scattery Island, have fun at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin trip builder website.

Drive from Galway to Doolin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Doolin, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dingle, Ireland

— 1 night
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Eask Tower, and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Doolin to Dingle in 3.5 hours. In June in Dingle, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Dingle to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. June in London sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

County Antrim travel guide

4.2
Geologic Formations · Bridges · Scenic Drive
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Clare travel guide

4.3
Lookouts · Castles · Caves
Banner County
Situated just below County Galway on Ireland's west coast, County Clare serves as an amalgamation of stunning and unusual landscapes. Known for some of the most-visited sites in Ireland, County Clare draws visitors with its dramatic Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. Formed by the pounding waves of the Atlantic below, the sheer cliffs bring together green earth, sheer drop-offs and blue sea. Meaning "a rocky place," the Burren landscape provides a stark contrast to the traditional green hills of Ireland, appearing as a moonscape of rocky crags and slabs. Beyond the natural splendor, the warmth of the residents in the county's small villages is a gem in its own right. Traditional Irish music and culture permeates this land and its people.

Dingle Peninsula travel guide

4.7
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Nightlife · Ruins
Splashed by the crisp waters of the Atlantic and famed for its rugged natural scenery, the Dingle Peninsula features some of Ireland's highest mountains. Home to a large Irish-speaking population, the peninsula maintains its unhurried pace of life and a strong tradition of poetry, music, and storytelling. A place of many faces, the Dingle Peninsula boasts varied landscapes that include rocky hills, sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and staggering cliffs. To meet the locals and hear them tell stories in their native tongue, explore the small villages and their cozy pubs. Save time and avoid confusion on the road by purchasing a map of the peninsula, which provides both Irish and English versions of all place names.