16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Foyers, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and then brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Belfast road trip site.

San Francisco, USA to Belfast is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Belfast is 8 hours. Traveling from San Francisco in March, expect Belfast to be slightly colder, temps between 48°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 1:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 2nd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at World of Wings Birds of Prey Centre. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Kelvingrove Park, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Tenement House, and finally walk around Pollok Country Park.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Glasgow vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Belfast in April since evenings lows in Glasgow dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Foyers.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 3:

Foyers, United Kingdom

— 1 night
On the 4th (Mon), stroll through Hillside Path, admire the sheer force of The Falls of Foyers, and then explore the activities along Loch Ness.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Foyers travel route planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Foyers in 4 hours. In April in Foyers, expect temperatures between 52°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Foyers

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 4:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 5th (Tue), get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel tool.

Drive from Foyers to Edinburgh in 4 hours. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Killarney, Ireland

— 1 night
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Killarney day trip planner.

Getting from London to Killarney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Celtic and Prehistoric Museum, meet the residents at Dingle Oceanworld, and then explore and take pictures at Dingle Peninsula. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dingle travel planner.

Getting from Killarney to Dingle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Dingle, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to Merrion Square, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip tool.

Getting from Dingle to Dublin by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Dingle in April, with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.

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.