22 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

22 days in Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): hike along Torc Mountain Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Blennerville Windmill, then steep yourself in history at Ardfert Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Killarney visit planner.

Wilmington, USA to Killarney is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Wilmington to Killarney is 5 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Wilmington in May: highs in Killarney hover around 59°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Limerick, Ireland

— 3 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Redemptorist Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church, then steep yourself in history at Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort, and finally contemplate the long history of Askeaton Friary. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Flannan's Cathedral, stop by Lucy Erridge Crafts, Fashion & Art, admire the natural beauty at Coolwater Garden, then steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Limerick trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Limerick are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as St Peter's Church and Howth Lighthouse are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park and Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey), Howth Summit (in Howth) and Hill of Slane (in Slane). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Richmond Barracks, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), and take in the waterfront at Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip builder site.

You can drive from Limerick to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, contemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inverness driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Dunkeld Cathedral and Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard and Heatherslaw Cornmill capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Norham Castle (in Norham), Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed) and Aberdour Castle and Gardens (in Aberdour). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, explore the historical opulence of Mons Meg, and get to know the fascinating history of New Town.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

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 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, get to know the fascinating history of Dumyat Path, take in the history at Stirling Bridge, stroll the grounds of Old Town Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Argyll's Lodging, and finally delve into the distant past at Mar's Wark. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mackintosh Queen's Cross, examine the collection at Govan Old Parish Church, and then examine the collection at Fairfield Heritage.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly to London.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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 The English Bus, Tower of London and Highgate Cemetery. Visit BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir and Somerset House for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as The Musical Museum and Museum of the Home. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Sir John Soane's Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Isabella Plantation, take an in-depth tour of The Charterhouse, and squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip maker tool.

Getting from Glasgow to London by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 1 day

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 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Beckford's Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums
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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.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.