20 days in United Kingdom, Killarney & Dublin Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom, Killarney & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oban, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Portstewart, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Visit Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and walk around St. James's Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read London itinerary planning site.

Minneapolis, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to London due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Minneapolis in May, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Bath, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): make a trip to Stonehenge, then get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at White Spring Well & Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip planning website.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally shop like a local with Walker Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Liverpool by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Castle Stuart Golf Links and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Inverness road trip planning tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oban, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Finn Falconry and then get up close to creatures of the deep with Sealife Adventures.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Inverness to Oban in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Portstewart.

Things to do in Oban

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Portstewart, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Portstewart is a small town in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway and then take in the pleasant sights at Causeway Coastal Route.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portstewart travel route planning website.

Getting from Oban to Portstewart by car takes about 7.5 hours. May in Portstewart sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Portstewart

Parks · Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle and then stroll through Inch Beach. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

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

You can drive from Portstewart to Killarney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. On the 25th (Wed), you're off to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Kilkenny Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown) and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower (in Kilkenny). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and steep yourself in history at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary site.

Fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.