43 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

43 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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43 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Victoria, Canada
Fly:  26​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Ennis, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
7
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
11
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
12
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  30​min
13
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
14
Durham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
15
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
16
Stirling, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
17
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Victoria, Canada


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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.
Let the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin Castle. Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, take a stroll through Grafton Street, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin online trip builder .

Victoria, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Victoria in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 10°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Vanda Art Gallery, shop like a local with Lynch's Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally shop like a local with Spiddal Craft & Design Studios. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Galway Arts Centre, then stop by Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, then cruise along Wild Atlantic Way, and finally stroll around Eyre Square.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Galway planner .

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Galway, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios ©
Spiddal Craft & Design Studios

1
night
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. On the 9th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ennis Friary, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, then take an in-depth tour of The Clare Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, and finally catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ennis journey planner .

You can drive from Galway to Ennis in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ennis can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Ennis

Trails Fun & Games Tours
Highlights from your plan
Ennis Friary ©
Ennis Friary
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
The Clare Museum ©
The Clare 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey, explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ennis to Killarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blackwater Woodturners
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Blackwater Woodturners ©
Blackwater Woodturners

2
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally hunt for treasures at The English Market. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then look for gifts at The Fair Alternative, and finally head off the coast to Spike Island.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cork day trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Titanic Experience Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
On the 14th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Ballyhack Castle, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, then take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, then see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings VR, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Waterford trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Ballyhack Castle
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Chatsworth House or Contemporary Six. Popular historic sites such as Conwy Castle and Manchester Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get curious at Science and Industry Museum, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Waterford to Manchester by combination of bus and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Manchester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Conwy Castle
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery

2
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with National Museum Cardiff, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then stop by Welsh Love Spoon Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cardiff online vacation planner .

You can take a train from Manchester to Cardiff in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff 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 20th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Somerset Crafts, and then take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary builder app .

Take a train from Cardiff to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Stonehenge, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Martin Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Oxford sightseeing planner.

Take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Peter Martin Gallery, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop
Highlights from your plan
Peter Martin Gallery ©
Peter Martin Gallery

7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Buckingham Palace. Head to Harrods and Abbott & Holderfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Take a train from Oxford to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Leeds vacation planner.

You can take a train from London to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Leeds, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Salts Mill, Bronte Parsonage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Bronte Parsonage Museum ©
Bronte Parsonage Museum
Salts Mill ©
Salts Mill
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planner.

York is just a stone's throw from Leeds. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

1
night
Durham, United Kingdom

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 5th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Durham Castle, and finally learn about all things military at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast and then take an in-depth tour of Oriental Museum.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Durham road trip tool .

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from York in July: highs in Durham hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Crook Hall & Gardens ©
Crook Hall & Gardens
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

Find out how to plan Edinburgh trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by train from Durham to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Stirling, United Kingdom

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. On the 10th (Fri), appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, appreciate the extensive heritage of Dumyat Path, step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Old Town Jail, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Holy Rude. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Stirling Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Lomond.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Stirling journey planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Stirling takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Glasgow.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Do your shopping at Buchanan Street and The Glasgow School of Art. Let the collections at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel capture your imagination. Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Culzean Castle in Ayr, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip maker app .

You can take a bus from Stirling to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Culzean Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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