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

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

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

Start: Los Angeles, United States
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 15​min
2
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  7​h 45​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles, 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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning website .

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to London. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Los Angeles in June; daily highs in London reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Basingstoke.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Basingstoke ©
Basingstoke is the largest town in Hampshire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Basingstoke: Winchester (Winchester Cathedral, The Great Hall, &more). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, explore the historical opulence of Highclere Castle, have some family-friendly fun at iFLY Indoor Skydiving Basingstoke, and explore the activities along Black Dam Ponds.

Plan my day in Basingstoke using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from London to Basingstoke takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Basingstoke

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Bombay Sapphire Distillery, Highclere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 23rd (Tue), learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route tool .

Traveling by flight from Basingstoke to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and stop by Aran Sweater Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Killarney by combination of flight and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Sun), cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway tour planning tool .

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Galway when traveling from Killarney in June, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin holiday planning website .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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