60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + bus:  17​h
1
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Hexham, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Whitby, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
9
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
10
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
11
St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
12
Killarney, Ireland
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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2
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get some cultural insight at St. Columba's Isle and Eilean Donan Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Neist Point and admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye route planner.

Toronto, Canada to Isle of Skye is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect Isle of Skye to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ben Nevis and Oban Distillery. Get outdoors at Cairngorm Mountain and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Pulpit Hill (in Oban) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online vacation planner .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Oban, Cairngorm Mountain, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery

5
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 Bamburgh Castle and Lindisfarne Priory. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Berwick Upon Tweed Castle & Ramparts (in Berwick upon Tweed), Etal Castle (in Etal) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Greyfriars Kirk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hexham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle, Berwick Upon Tweed Castle & Ramparts, Rosslyn Chapel
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Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

6
nights
Hexham, United Kingdom

Hexham ©
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castlerigg Stone Circle and Tarn Hows. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Windermere and Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hexham: The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (in Bowness-on-Windermere), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, steep yourself in history at National Trust Wallington, step into the grandiose world of Caerlaverock Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hexham tour itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Hexham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hexham can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Aira Force Waterfall, Lake Windermere
Highlights from your plan
Caerlaverock Castle ©
Caerlaverock Castle
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

4
nights
Whitby, United Kingdom

Whitby ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Whitby Abbey. Step out of the city life by going to Scarborough Beach and Sandsend Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Whitby side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Filey Beach (in Filey) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton).

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Whitby trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Hexham to Whitby in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Whitby are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Filey Beach, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
199 Steps ©
199 Steps

7
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fountains Abbey and Steep Hill. Get some cultural insight at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and The Leech House. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Aysgarth Falls (in Aysgarth), Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral & Lincoln Castle) and Chester (Chester Cathedral & Walls of Chester). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the York tour planner .

You can drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Chester, Fountains Abbey, Aysgarth Falls, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
Aysgarth Falls ©
Aysgarth Falls
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

4
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to Conwy Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. Get some historical perspective at Caernarfon Castle and Harlech Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Conwy: Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris), Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands (in Morfa Bychan) and Barmouth Beach (in Barmouth). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Conwy driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from York to Conwy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Conwy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon Castle, South Stack Lighthouse, Barmouth Beach, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wells Cathedral and The Donkey Sanctuary. Visit Pembroke Castle and Bath Abbey for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cardiff: Longleat (in Warminster), Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili) and Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Goodrich Castle, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cardiff using our trip planner.

Getting from Conwy to Cardiff by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Cardiff sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Wells Cathedral, The Donkey Sanctuary, Longleat, Pembroke Castle
Highlights from your plan
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle

5
nights
Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Woolacombe Beach and Perranporth Beach. Get some cultural insight at Tintagel Castle and Lanhydrock House and Garden. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow), Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (in Charlestown) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Carbis Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and learn about winemaking at Polmassick vineyard.

Discover how to plan a Newquay trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cardiff to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, St Austell, Tintagel Castle, Woolacombe Beach, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Shipwreck Centre at Charlestown ©
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

7
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Escape the urban bustle at Lulworth Cove and Weymouth Beach. Visit Hengistbury Head Beach and Bournemouth Beach for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Osborne House (in East Cowes), Bembridge Windmill (in Bembridge) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and admire the striking features of Blenheim Palace.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Portsmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Beach, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

3
nights
St. Helier, United Kingdom

St. Helier ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Elizabeth Castle and Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Mont Orgueil Castle and La Pouqelaye de Faldouet Dolmen.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helier trip itinerary app .

Getting from Portsmouth to St. Helier by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In July in St. Helier, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Killarney.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Gorey, Jersey, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
Highlights from your plan
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery ©
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach

6
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Gap of Dunloe and Inch Beach will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Ross Castle and Rock of Cashel. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: St. Brendan's Church (in Bantry), Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney) and Charles Fort (in Kinsale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, get outside with River Bank Walk, and browse the exhibits of The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Killarney using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Killarney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Charles Fort, Rock of Cashel, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Inch Beach, St. Brendan's Church
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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