44 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

44 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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44 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 45​min
3
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
5
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
9
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
11
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
13
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
14
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada

3
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, then wander the streets of Buchanan Street, and then head outdoors with Conic Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow holiday planner.

Toronto, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Glasgow, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Glasgow at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Conic Hill
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

2
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Royal Mile and The Real Mary King's Close. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School - Day Classes, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery And Memorial, United Kingdom, and finally steep yourself in history at Ickworth House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, admire the landmark architecture of Anglesey Abbey, and then examine the collection at Imperial War Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cambridge vacation trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Edinburgh to Cambridge in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ickworth, IWM Duxford, Anglesey Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre and Speed Boats Tours. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Globe, browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at ZSL London Zoo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Cambridge to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 27th (Sun), meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church, and then admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip builder.

Take a train from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Peter's Church, Cotswolds Distillery, Blenheim Palace, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monkey World, Wells Cathedral and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Get outdoors at Cheddar Caves & Gorge and Lansdown Golf Club. Go for a jaunt from Bath to Wookey Hole to see Wookey Hole Caves about 44 minutes away. It doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip builder.

Getting from Oxford to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monkey World, Cheddar Gorge, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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 1st (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, then learn about winemaking at Oatley Vineyard, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mark's Church. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aberavon Beach and then steep yourself in history at Big Pit: National Coal Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cardiff are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Saint Marks's Brithdir, Aberavon Beach, Oatley Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Saint Marks's Brithdir ©
Saint Marks's Brithdir
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum

2
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle and then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and then step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Conwy takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. June in Conwy sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Llandudno.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Caernarfon Castle, Criccieth Castle, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

3
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 5th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint John's Methodist Church and then wander the streets of Mostyn Street. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Home Front Museum, explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Tudnos Church, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno itinerary planner.

Llandudno is just a stone's throw from Conwy. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Rhuddlan Castle, St. Trillo's Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
West Shore Beach ©
West Shore Beach
Rhuddlan Castle ©
Rhuddlan Castle
St. Trillo's Parish Church ©
St. Trillo's Parish Church

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Walls of Chester and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chester Zoo.

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

Getting from Llandudno to Liverpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Chester
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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.
On the 10th (Sun), wander the streets of Gay Village. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Peak Practice Golf Driving Range and then contemplate the long history of Chatsworth House.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manchester itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Manchester, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Manchester

Outdoors Golf Parks

Side Trips

Peak Practice Golf Driving Range, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
Peak Practice Golf Driving Range ©
Peak Practice Golf Driving Range
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Gay Village ©
Gay Village

5
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.
Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Temple Bar and Dublin Castle. Go for a jaunt from Dublin to Glendalough Village to see Wicklow Mountains National Park about 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation trip planner.

You can fly from Manchester to Dublin in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount Juliet Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, explore the fascinating underground world of Dunmore Cave, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Black Abbey.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Kilkenny, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Dunmore Cave
Highlights from your plan
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visit Blarney Castle & Gardens and Ross Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Charles Fort and Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dingle (Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows & Coumeenoole Beach) and Inch Beach (in Inch). Spend the 20th (Wed) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. The adventure continues: experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Killarney sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Inch Beach, Charles Fort
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Dromoland Castle and Galway Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salthill Promenade and St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Hag's Head). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, and don't miss a visit to Quay Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip generator.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. June in Galway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

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