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:  9​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
10
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

6
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 Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. Do your shopping at Covent Garden and Riviere Jewels. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook) and Chastleton House and Garden (in Moreton-in-Marsh). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London route planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, Chastleton House and Garden, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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.
Chatsworth House and York Shambles are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York Minster and Levens Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Riverside Golf Club (in Ravenstonedale), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Orton (Orton Farmers' Market & Kennedys Fine Chocolates). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Pyramid Gallery, and brush up on your military savvy at Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire Museum.

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You can take a train from London to York in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kendal, Orton, National Coal Mining Museum for England, Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Brough Castle ©
Brough Castle

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get in touch with nature at Great Orme and Nercwys Forest. Popular historic sites such as Plas Mawr and National Trust - Chirk Castle are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Llandudno (Tina Holley Gallery & West Shore Beach), Conwy (Conwy Castle & Church of St Mary & All Saints) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Ruthin Gaol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Plas Newydd, get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town, and see the interesting displays at The Darby Houses.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from York to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Llandudno, Conwy, Telford, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Nercwys Forest
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

7
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. You'll explore and learn at Plas Glyn y Weddw and Yr Ysgwrn. Nant Gwrtheyrn and Caernarfon Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Harlech (Harlech Beach & Harlech Castle), St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan) and Criccieth (Criccieth Castle & Dragon Raiders Activity Park). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, admire the sheer force of Aber Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dinas Dinlle Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Marks's Brithdir.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Caernarfon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Criccieth, Dolgellau, Harlech, Yr Ysgwrn, Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Head to National Gallery of Ireland and Gallery of Photographyfor plenty of shopping. Step out of Dublin to go to Malahide and see Malahide Castle, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder app .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Caernarfon to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

5
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skellig Michael and Blarney Castle & Gardens. St.James Church and Charles Fort will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Kinsale Regional Museum (in Kinsale) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Killarney tour itinerary planner .

Take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kinsale, Slea Head Drive, Scattery Island, Skellig Michael, St.James Church
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Michael Davitt Museum. For shopping fun, head to Burren Perfumery or The Quay Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Burren National Park (in Corofin), Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). Spend the 11th (Wed) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud, examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project.

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Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Burren National Park, Clare Coastal Walk Project, Craggaunowen, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 15th (Sun), cruise along Causeway Coastal Route and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bushmills trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Galway to Bushmills takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

7
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visiting Rosemarkie Beach and Loch Morlich will get you outdoors. You'll explore and learn at Highland Folk Museum and Castle Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Beach, The Carnegie Whisky Cellars, & more), Beauly (Kilmorack Gallery, Aigas Field Centre, & more) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, get answers to all your questions at Culloden Battlefield, kick back and relax at Brora Beach, and choose your vessel at Caley Cruisers.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planning site .

Getting from Belfast to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Traveling from Belfast in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Inverness, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Dornoch, Beauly, Newtonmore, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, St Ninians Church
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jupiter Artland and The Red Door Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online holiday maker .

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

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