36 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Riga, Latvia
Fly:  6​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h
6
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
11
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
12
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
13
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
14
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Riga, Latvia

4
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.
Grafton Street has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, stroll around Phoenix Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip builder .

Riga, Latvia to Dublin is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Riga to Dublin is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Riga in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
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 5th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny.

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Take a train from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Irish Whiskey Experience has been added to your itinerary. On the 6th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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 Cliffs of Moher as well as Galway's Latin Quarter. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then stroll around Eyre Square, then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and finally make a trip to Galway's Latin Quarter.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway tour planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Galway are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway's Latin Quarter ©
Galway's Latin Quarter

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.
Giant's Causeway has been added to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

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You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Belfast, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
Highlights from your plan
Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow Science Centre has been added to your itinerary.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Glasgow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fort Augustus as well as Loch Ness Cruises. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then get advice or help at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then get interesting insight from Loch Ness Cruises, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Drumnadrochit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus Abbey, Aigas Field Centre
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Loch Ness Cruises ©
Loch Ness Cruises

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) as well as Inverness Castle. On the 16th (Fri), learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness tour itinerary maker website .

Inverness is very close to Drumnadrochit. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Cawdor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Fort George
Fort George

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

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

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): browse the collection at The John Rylands Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manchester sightseeing planning tool .

Fly from Edinburgh to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Liverpool on the 24th (Sat).

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Childrens Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum
The John Rylands Library ©
The John Rylands Library

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 24th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool attractions planning website .

Traveling by train from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

2
nights
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bristol Zoo Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain. On your second day here, meet the residents at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bristol day trip tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to Bristol in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Bristol Zoo Gardens ©
Bristol Zoo Gardens
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, and then admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bath day trip website .

Bath is very close to Bristol. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Jane Austen Centre ©
The Jane Austen Centre

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Harrods, Camden Market, ZSL London Zoo, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read London online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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