31 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

Start: Detroit, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Outwell, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
5
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
11
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Detroit, United States

4
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.
You've added South Bank, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Ripping Yarns - Jack the Ripper Tours, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Detroit, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Detroit to London. Traveling from Detroit in July, expect London to be a bit cooler, temps between 73°F and 56°F. On the 12th (Mon), you'll travel to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Nightlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails, Bodleian Library, and other attractions you added. On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Oxford Castle & Prison and then go on a hair-raising tour with Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails. On your second day here, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and then admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oxford online visit planner .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Marston Moretaine.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails ©
Bill Spectre's Ghost Trails
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Bodleian Library ©
Bodleian Library

1
night
Marston Moretaine, United Kingdom

Marston Moretaine
Marston Moreteyne is a large village and civil parish located on the A421 between Bedford and Milton Keynes. To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Marston Moretaine journey maker .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Marston Moretaine takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Marston Moretaine when traveling from Oxford in July, with lows around 60°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Outwell.

Things to do in Marston Moretaine

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

few
hours
Outwell, United Kingdom

Outwell
To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Outwell trip builder .

You can drive from Marston Moretaine to Outwell in 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Marston Moretaine in July since evenings lows in Outwell dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Outwell

Historic Sites Nightlife Wildlife

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Black Swan, Shadows of York Ghost Walk and Kennedys Bar & Restaurant. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to York Shambles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, join in the after-dark buzz at The Black Swan, then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, then get a tailor-made plan with Shadows of York Ghost Walk, and finally join in the after-dark buzz at Kennedys Bar & Restaurant.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the York vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Outwell to York takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in York are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Nightlife Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shadows of York Ghost Walk ©
Shadows of York Ghost Walk
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
The Shop That Must Not Be Named ©
The Shop That Must Not Be Named

2
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the long history of The Quayside.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. You'll set off for Edinburgh on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Princes Street Gardens as well as Ghost & Vampire Tours. On the 19th (Mon), look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky, then take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close and then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planning tool .

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Wed) before leaving for Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hootananny as well as Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Inverness Museum and Art Gallery and then join in the after-dark buzz at Hootananny. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and then explore the activities along River Ness.

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Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns

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.
On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, then browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, and finally make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin route planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick'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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes O'Connor's Famous Pub. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Quay Street and then join in the after-dark buzz at O'Connor's Famous Pub.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway day trip planner .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you will find days in Galway are slightly colder (63°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
O'Connor's Famous Pub ©
O'Connor's Famous Pub
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

10
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Irish Tour Tickets as well as Paddy Campbell's Belfast Famous Black Cab Tours. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Coast Rd (in Larne) and The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings, and make a trip to Peace Wall.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Galway to Belfast by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 55°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

The Dark Hedges, Coast Rd
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Irish Tour Tickets ©
Irish Tour Tickets

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