14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and then walk around Phoenix Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Little Museum of Dublin, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dublin online day trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Toronto in August; daily highs in Dublin reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally stroll around Eyre Square.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip site.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Belfast.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
On the 1st (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, and then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 3rd (Sat), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness journey site.

Getting from Belfast to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Inverness when traveling from Belfast in September, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia and then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning tool.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Glasgow sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then make a trip to Temple Bar.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Glasgow to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Mountains · Specialty Museums
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.
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