17 days in London, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in London, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in London, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h
End: Orlando, United States


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2
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.
Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip planning tool .

Orlando, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Orlando to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, London is little chillier than Orlando - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

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

4
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, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with SANDEMANs NEW Europe, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday planning tool .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Edinburgh at 66°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

4
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, historic sites, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin road trip tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally explore and take pictures at Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park, step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 57°F in Kilkenny. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: get all the information you need at Brian de Staic Jeweller, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dingle online visit planner .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Dingle are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Dingle Peninsula
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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