15 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork Itinerary

Start: San Diego, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train + bus:  8​h 30​min
3
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: San Diego, United States


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter as well as Stonehenge. Step off the beaten path and head to University of Cambridge and Somerset House.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder tool .

San Diego, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to London is 8 hours. Traveling from San Diego in October, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 61°F and 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Stonehenge, University of Cambridge
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University of Cambridge ©
University of Cambridge
Somerset House ©
Somerset House
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Craigmillar Castle. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 56°F and lows at 43°F. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Tue) before leaving for Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
Holyrood Palace ©
Holyrood Palace

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 30th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, then explore the historical opulence of Duntulm Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Dun Beag Broch and then see the interesting displays at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Black Cuillin ©
Black Cuillin
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle
Dun Beag Broch ©
Dun Beag Broch

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St. as well as Guinness Storehouse. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at National Library of Ireland, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, then learn about all things military at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, then appreciate the history behind Newgrange, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, contemplate the long history of Royal Hospital Kilmainham, then snap pictures at Samuel Beckett Bridge, then get advice or help at Irish Family History Centre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Great South Wall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Dublin in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, Newgrange
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Newgrange ©
Newgrange
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane ©
Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane

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.
You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glenview Gardens & Hobbit House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): stop by The Fair Alternative, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Christ the King, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ireland Church, then walk around St. Mary's Dominican Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cork tour builder app .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Cork takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ardmore, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Ardmore Round Tower ©
Ardmore Round Tower
Saint Francis Church ©
Saint Francis Church
Church of Christ the King ©
Church of Christ the King

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