58 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

58 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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58 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
4
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
7
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  5​h
8
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Des Moines, United States

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney National Park and Muckross House. Step out of Killarney to go to Blarney and see Blarney Castle & Gardens, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, and appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney online route maker .

New York City, USA to Killarney is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Killarney due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 51°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blarney Castle & Gardens, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Rail Tours and The Little Museum of Dublin. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by train from Killarney to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Killarney in March since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

6
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Distillery Tours and River Ness. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowhunter Archery (in Nairn), Kilmorack Gallery (in Beauly) and Golspie (Big Burn Walk & Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, get your game on at Wildwoodz, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Inverness sightseeing website .

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daytime highs in Inverness are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Golspie, Ullapool, Aviemore, Urquhart Castle, Kilmorack Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

3
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Steall Waterfall and West Highland Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and appreciate the history behind Seated Sculpture.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Fort William online trip builder .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Photography Tours and Room Escape Games. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at Dean Village.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 34°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Room Escape Games
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York Castle Museum and York City Walls. The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Great Orme and Llandudno Promenade. There's much more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, make a trip to RNLI Llandudno Lifeboat Station, take in the dramatic natural features at Little Orme, and kick back and relax at West Shore Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Llandudno trip planner.

You can drive from York to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Llandudno are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Great Orme Copper Mine ©
Great Orme Copper Mine

6
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Step off the beaten path and head to Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks. Take a break from Gloucester with a short trip to Purton Ships Graveyard in Berkeley, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, admire the masterpieces at Nature in Art, get lost in a book at Gloucestershire Archives, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Church.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gloucester sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Llandudno to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Purton Ships Graveyard
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal ©
Gloucester and Sharpness Canal
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Walking tours and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. There's lots more to do: stroll through Royal Victoria Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath route planning app .

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

River Avon
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Royal Victoria Park ©
Royal Victoria Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Regent's Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take a stroll through Greenwich.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our London road trip website .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Beer Tastings & Tours

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