24 days in Ireland, England & Scotland Itinerary

24 days in Ireland, England & Scotland Itinerary

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24 days in Ireland, England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton, Canada
Fly + bus:  16​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  6​h 45​min
4
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Edmonton, Canada

1
night
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 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

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Edmonton, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to Kilkenny. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Edmonton in July: highs in Kilkenny hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Popular historic sites such as Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Dublin Castle are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and make a trip to Grafton Street.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): kick back and relax at Godrevy Head, then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and then stroll through Carbis Bay Beach. On your second day here, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Newquay online vacation planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Carbis Bay Beach, St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

1
night
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Peter, then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and finally stroll through Beadnell Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, then explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick online tour itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Newquay to Alnwick in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Holy Island, The Parish Church of Saint Peter, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Beadnell Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, and then get outside with Silver Sands of Morar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fort William trip planner .

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

3
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get outdoors at Neist Point and The Old Man of Storr. Discover out-of-the-way places like Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach, look for gifts at Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge, take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, and play a few rounds at Isle of skye golf club.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip site .

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Fri), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, tour the pleasant surroundings at Nairn Beach, then examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), then step into the grandiose world of Fort George, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip app .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. August in Inverness sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Nairn Beach, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Oldshoremore Beach and Sango Bay. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Sandwood Bay Beach and Durness Beach. Take a break from Durness with a short trip to Scourie Bay in Scourie, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Durness trip planner .

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

1
night
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, steep yourself in history at Bishop & Earls Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, and finally contemplate the long history of Skara Brae. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Magnus Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Pier Arts Centre, then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stromness online route planner .

Explore your travel options from Durness to Stromness with the Route module. August in Stromness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Stenness, Kirkwall, Broch of Gurness, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre, Brough Of Birsay
Highlights from your plan
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Lanes and St. Paul's Cathedral. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from London to Brighton to see Gustamps about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Stromness to London in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, London is somewhat warmer than Stromness - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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