38 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portmagee, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Taxi to Ros a' Mhíl, Ferry to Inishmore
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Ros a' Mhíl, Taxi to Carraroe, Carraroe, Bus to Sligo
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Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Belfast, Ferry to Cairnryan, Drive to Glasgow
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Fly to Sumburgh Airport
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Sumburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Falkirk, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stirling, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

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 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Spire, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Dublin trip maker.

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Marble City

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.
On the 21st (Mon), make a trip to Rock of Cashel, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, then stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at BEBHINN, contemplate the long history of Reginald's Tower, examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally pause for some photo ops at Kells Priory.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny online route planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jameson Distillery Midleton (in Midleton), Cobh (St Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh Cathedral, &more) and Kinsale (Kinsale Regional Museum, Charles Fort, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, deepen your understanding at University College Cork (UCC), and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Cork road trip website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Limerick, Ireland

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and then see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The Treaty Stone, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Hunt Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Limerick online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cork to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey, identify plant and animal life at Killarney Falconry, and explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Killarney online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portmagee.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Portmagee, Ireland

Portmagee is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael. On your second day here, stop by Skelligs Chocolate Co., get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then hike along Geokaun Mountain and Cliffs.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portmagee online vacation planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Portmagee in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Portmagee can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Portmagee

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory, and finally don't miss a visit to Eask Tower. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dingle trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Portmagee to Dingle takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Galway, Ireland

City of the Tribes

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 5th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: walk around Eyre Square, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and then head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip tool.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 12°C in Galway. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Inishmore is known for historic sites, trails, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa, look for gifts at Lia Arann, enjoy the sand and surf at Kilmurvey Beach, and see some colorful creatures with Dive Academy - Scuba Diving School.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Inishmore trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Inishmore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Inishmore

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

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Sligo, Ireland

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 10th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Sligo Abbey, explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Strandhill Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Knocknarea, go deep underground at Arigna Mining Experience, and then walk around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry, taxi, and bus from Inishmore to Sligo takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, and bus. While traveling from Inishmore, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sligo, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Blue Police Box. Keep things going the next day: explore the galleries of The Tenement House, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then deepen your understanding at University of Glasgow, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Sligo to Glasgow in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier evenings in Glasgow when traveling from Sligo in July, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

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 14th (Wed), look for gifts at Favourite Things, contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, then surround yourself with nature on Plockton Seal Trips, and finally don't miss a visit to Plockton Harbour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye route app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Glasgow in July, plan for little chillier days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 16th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sumburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

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Sumburgh, United Kingdom

Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Spiggie Beach, then step off the mainland to explore St Ninian's Isle, and then delve into the distant past at Mousa Iron Age Broch. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement and then visit a coastal fixture at Sumburgh Head Lighthouse.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sumburgh day trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Inverness to Sumburgh. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Inverness in July: highs in Sumburgh hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 19th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Sumburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Venture out of the city with trips to War Memorial (in Braemar), Glamis Castle (in Glamis) and Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kentigern’s Church, explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at David Welch Winter Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sumburgh to Aberdeen. Traveling from Sumburgh in July, you will find days in Aberdeen are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Falkirk.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Falkirk, United Kingdom

Falkirk is a large town in the Central Lowlands of Scotland, historically within the county of Stirlingshire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Kelpies & The Helix, then examine the collection at Callendar House, and then admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Falkirk trip planner.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Falkirk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Falkirk

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Explore Stirling's surroundings by going to Dundee (Desperate Dan Statue, Pirate Boats, &more) and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, and take an exotic tour of Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Stirling road trip planning tool.

Stirling is very close to Falkirk. July in Stirling sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night.

Things to do in Stirling

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Kerry travel guide

4.5
National Parks · Gardens · Scenic Drive
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.

Dingle Peninsula travel guide

4.6
Dolphin & Whale Watching · Ruins · Nightlife
Splashed by the crisp waters of the Atlantic and famed for its rugged natural scenery, the Dingle Peninsula features some of Ireland's highest mountains. Home to a large Irish-speaking population, the peninsula maintains its unhurried pace of life and a strong tradition of poetry, music, and storytelling. A place of many faces, the Dingle Peninsula boasts varied landscapes that include rocky hills, sandy beaches, ancient ruins, and staggering cliffs. To meet the locals and hear them tell stories in their native tongue, explore the small villages and their cozy pubs. Save time and avoid confusion on the road by purchasing a map of the peninsula, which provides both Irish and English versions of all place names.

Aran Islands travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Hiking Trails · Outdoor Activities
A collection of three islands off the west coast near Galway Bay, Aran Islands provide an isolated bit of the country where traditional culture reigns. The islands' inhabitants mostly speak Irish as a first language, and all place names are primarily in Irish, with English translations. Visitors revel in the small-town feel, authentic pubs, and native Irish language. Because the islands contain lots of unpaved roads and farmland bordered by walls made of limestone rocks, they're best explored by bike or on foot.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Shetland Islands travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ruins · Nature & Wildlife Tours