27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Amsterdam Itinerary

27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Amsterdam Itinerary

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27 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Esperance, Australia
Fly:  32​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
+4
Fly + bus + train + subway + train:  8​h
7
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
8
Amsterdam, Holland
— 6 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Esperance, Australia

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling), The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow) and Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens, get great views at Calton Hill, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip site .

Esperance, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Linlithgow Palace, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
Room Escape Games

3
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steall Waterfall and Glen Coe. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Oban (Oban Distillery & McCaig's Tower). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oban, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour and then take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the activities along River Ness, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne, sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Dublin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bournemouth Beach and Monkey World. Step out of Portsmouth with an excursion to Osborne House in East Cowes--about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth attractions planner .

Getting from Killarney to Portsmouth by combination of bus and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Osborne House, Monkey World, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

6
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Jordaan and Beer Tastings & Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Amsterdam side-trips: Panorama Mesdag (in The Hague), Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Markthal (in Rotterdam). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along The Amstel, get lost in a book at OBA Library of Amsterdam, and get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portsmouth to Amsterdam takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Portsmouth to Amsterdam is 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trips

Zaanse Schans, Keukenhof, Markthal, Panorama Mesdag, Canals area
Highlights from your plan
Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof
The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans

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