24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Girvan, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Oban, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
bus + train:  4​h
10
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Calgary, Canada

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.
Dublin is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around St Stephens Green and don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Dublin. While traveling from Calgary, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Dublin, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford road trip app .

You can drive from Dublin to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Waterford sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Limerick online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Limerick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Limerick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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 20th (Tue), explore the landscape on two wheels at South Park. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway holiday planner .

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Belfast on the 22nd (Thu).

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast route planner .

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for Girvan.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Queen's University ©
Queen's University

1
night
Girvan, United Kingdom

Girvan
Girvan is a burgh in Carrick, South Ayrshire, Scotland. To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Girvan sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Girvan takes 3.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Girvan are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Girvan

Outdoors Golf Parks

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online journey planner .

Drive from Girvan to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

1
night
Oban, United Kingdom

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): appreciate the views at Glencoe and then don't miss a visit to Ballachulish Slate Quarry.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oban holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Oban takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Glen Coe
Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Ballachulish Slate Quarry ©
Ballachulish Slate Quarry
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery

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.
Isle of Skye is known for nature, parks, museums, breweries & distilleries, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, and explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip planner .

Traveling by car from Oban to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
Explore Edinburgh further: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

few
hours
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh
To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel route planner .

On the 6th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Oban.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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