32 days in Western Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

32 days in Western Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

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32 days in Western Ireland, Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Clifden, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
2
Isle of Iona, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
8
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Calgary, Canada

3
nights
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Visiting Coral Beach and Lettergesh Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Renvyle Beach and Roundstone Ceramics. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach, stop by Hehirs Of Clifden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Mannin Bay Blueway.

To see more things to do and tourist information, refer to the Clifden trip tool .

Calgary, Canada to Clifden is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isle of Iona.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lettergesh Beach, Renvyle Beach, Roundstone Ceramics, Cottage Handcrafts, Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
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Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics
Cottage Handcrafts ©
Cottage Handcrafts

2
nights
Isle of Iona, United Kingdom

Isle of Iona ©
On the 21st (Mon), delve into the distant past at Iona Nunnery, enjoy the sand and surf at Traigh an t-Suidhe (Beach of the Seat), enjoy the sand and surf at Traigh Bhan Nam Monach (White Strand of the Monks), then steep yourself in history at Marble Quarry, then get a taste of the local shopping with Iona Craft Shop, and finally view the masterpieces at Iona Gallery & Pottery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Iona trip itinerary tool .

Explore your travel options from Clifden to Isle of Iona with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Isle of Iona can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Isle of Iona

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Iona Craft Shop ©
Iona Craft Shop
Iona Nunnery ©
Iona Nunnery
Aosdana ©
Aosdana

4
nights
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
For shopping fun, head to Hebridean Soap Company or Morven Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Uig Museum and Blue Pig Studio. Step out of Isle of Lewis with an excursion to The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay in Grosebay--about 1h 05 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Huisinis Beach, stroll through Dailbeag Beach, stop by The Good Food Boutique, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Moluag's Episcopal Church.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Lewis day trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Iona to Isle of Lewis with the Route module. January in Isle of Lewis sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
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Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
Uig Museum ©
Uig Museum

4
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.
Relax by the water at Sound of Sleat Beach and Bearreraig Bay. For shopping fun, head to Skyelark or Skyeworks Gallery. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Skye Weavers, step into the grandiose world of Dunscaith Castle, and view the masterpieces at Alan Campbell Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Skyelark ©
Skyelark
Sound of Sleat Beach ©
Sound of Sleat Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle

4
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. Get some cultural insight at The Jetty Gallery and Castle Tioram. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Creag Meagaidh. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan), Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods (in Glenuig) and All The Goodness (in Ardelve). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Highland Soaps, pause for some serene contemplation at Cille Choirill Church, and explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William travel route planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castle Tioram, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Eilean Donan Castle, The Jetty Gallery, Argyll Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

3
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lotte Glob and Holburn Head Lighthouse. Take a break from the city and head to Oldshoremore Beach and Scourie Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Farr Beach (in Bettyhill), Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie) and Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach, stop by Mudness Ceramics, and make a trip to Cairn House Gallery.

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You can drive from Fort William to Durness in 4.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Farr Beach, Holburn Head Lighthouse, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Highlights from your plan
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach

4
nights
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get a sense of the local culture at RhueArt and Ardvreck Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate An Talla Solais and Kilmorack Gallery. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to The Culkein Store (in Stoer), Beauly (Iain Marr Antiques & Campbell's of Beauly) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). There's lots more to do: stop by Made in Ullapool, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Picaresque Books, and look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip planner .

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Ullapool

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Beauly, Embrace Gift Shop, Ardvreck Castle, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, The Jammery Culkein
Highlights from your plan
The Jammery Culkein ©
The Jammery Culkein
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 10th (Sun), shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

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Explore your travel options from Ullapool to Bath with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Longleat, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at North Laine and Gustamps. Museum-lovers will appreciate Victoria and Albert Museum and Churchill War Rooms. When in London, make a side trip to see The Lanes in Brighton, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at London Eye.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip planning app .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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