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

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

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Route & dates

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Denver, United States

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Denver, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Denver in July, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

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

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel site.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, Edinburgh is little chillier than London - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
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.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

Before you visit Inverness, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Wildwoodz, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 24th (Fri), examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, thenexamine the collection at HMS Caroline, and finally look for gifts at The Wicker Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, thenget a sense of history and politics at City Hall, thenlearn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Belfast are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Seoidin (in Ennis) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, walk around South Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Eyre Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway trip builder.

You can drive from Belfast to Galway in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Seoidin, Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip planner.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours

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