31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + bus:  12​h
1
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h
3
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
6
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
8
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + bus + train:  8​h 30​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud. Do some cultural sightseeing at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway City Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Fanore Beach (in Fanore), Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planner .

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Galway. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Toronto in July; daily highs in Galway reach 20°C and lows reach 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Fanore Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, Michael Davitt Museum
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

5
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.
Shop till you drop at National Gallery of Ireland and Grafton Street. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny Castle (in Kilkenny) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning app .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kilkenny Castle, Ferns Castle
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Visiting Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve and Morfa Bychan Beach will get you outdoors. Let the collections at Plas Glyn y Weddw and Conwy Castle capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caernarfon: Aber Falls (in Abergwyngregyn), Plas Mawr (in Conwy) and Harlech (Harlech Castle & Harlech Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach, stroll through Dinas Dinlle Beach, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and get outside with Dragon Raiders Activity Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Caernarfon journey planning site .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. July in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Harlech, Conwy, Plas Glyn y Weddw, Barmouth Beach, Borth y Gest Beach
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): experience rural life at Manorafon Farm Park, admire the landmark architecture of Ruthin Gaol, and then play a few rounds at Mold Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Talacre Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Manorafon Farm Park, Ruthin Gaol, Lido Beach, Mold Golf Club, Rhuddlan Castle
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Mold Golf Club ©
Mold Golf Club
Ruthin Gaol ©
Ruthin Gaol
Rhuddlan Castle ©
Rhuddlan Castle

3
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.
National Railway Museum and York City Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at York Bird of Prey Centre and National Centre for Birds of Prey. Change things up with a short trip to National Coal Mining Museum for England in Overton (about 56 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, and view the masterpieces at Pyramid Gallery.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

National Centre for Birds of Prey, National Coal Mining Museum for England, York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Head to Riviere Jewels and Skylark Galleriesfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London online attractions planner .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get outdoors at Head 4 Heights Ltd and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and Chavenage House. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures (in Tewkesbury), Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway) and Gloucester Narrowboats (in Gloucester). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at Snowshill Manor, tour the water at your own pace with The Lady Lena, and view the masterpieces at Gallery and Barrow.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Battlefield, Chavenage House, Avebury Stone Circle, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Snowshill Manor
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk) and then head outdoors with Skye Adventure.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye online tour planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bath to Isle of Skye in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. In July in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Arthur's Seat and The Marshmallow Lady. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

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Do a combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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