17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Letterfrack, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Westminster Abbey as well as Buckingham Palace. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): make a trip to Trafalgar Square, then add some entertainment to your itinerary with Changing of the Guard, and then steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, then see the interesting displays at The Guards Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Horse Guards Parade.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London online holiday builder.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 1 day

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Christ Church Cathedral as well as University of Oxford. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): deepen your understanding at University of Oxford, look for gifts at Blackwell's Bookshop, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Magdalen College.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oxford travel tool.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Oxford sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Shopping

London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Your day by day itinerary now includes National Army Museum, Tower of London and Imperial War Museums. On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
The Royal Mile has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) as well as Caledonian Canal. On the 6th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Caledonian Canal, snap pictures at Greig Street Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and finally make a trip to Culloden Battlefield. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Fairy Glen Falls.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 8th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Plockton Seal Trips, and finally look for gifts at Favourite Things. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum, learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and finally steep yourself in history at Dun Beag Broch.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 1 day

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take an in-depth tour of Scottish Football Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glasgow in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Letterfrack.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Letterfrack, Ireland

— 2 nights
Letterfrack or Letterfrac is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Diamond Hill, then see the interesting displays at The Sheep and Wool Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at Connemara Seaweed Baths, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Lettergesh Beach, see some colorful creatures with Scubadive West, then admire the verdant scenery at Doolough Valley, and finally stroll through Silver Strand.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Letterfrack online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Letterfrack takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Letterfrack

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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 14th (Fri), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, get engrossed in the history at Glengowla Mines, then see the interesting displays at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on Ireland West Tours.

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You can drive from Letterfrack to Galway in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

On the 16th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures, then see the interesting displays at Dublinia, then get engrossed in the history at The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, and finally examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience.

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Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

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.