31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  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
Drive:  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.
Step out of the city life by going to Cliffs of Moher and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre. Appreciate the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and Galway City Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Fanore Beach (in Fanore), Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Drummindoo Stud (in Westport). There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Galway journey planner.

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Galway. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in Galway hover around 20°C and lows are around 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, Cliffs of Moher, Michael Davitt Museum, Fanore Beach, Burren National Park
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

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.
Head to James Joyce Cultural Centre and Gallery of Photographyfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Kilkenny Castle. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Ferns Castle in Ferns, approximately Ferns away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, walk around St Stephens Green, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel route planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up 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
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

4
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Museum-lovers will get to explore Plas Glyn y Weddw and Conwy Castle. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Harlech Beach and Barmouth Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Plas Mawr (in Conwy), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and Aber Falls (in Abergwyngregyn). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at Borth y Gest Beach, explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, and admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Caernarfon online visit planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Caernarfon takes 4 hours. In July in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Conwy, Harlech, Plas Glyn y Weddw, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Barmouth 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.
On the 14th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Manorafon Farm Park, contemplate the long history of Ruthin Gaol, and then play a few rounds at Mold Golf Club. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, and then kick back and relax at Talacre Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip maker.

You can drive from Caernarfon to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ruthin Gaol, Mold Golf Club, Talacre Beach, Rhuddlan Castle, Lido Beach
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Talacre Beach ©
Talacre Beach
Rhuddlan Castle ©
Rhuddlan Castle
Mold Golf Club ©
Mold Golf Club

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at York Shambles and Pyramid Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley) and National Coal Mining Museum (in Overton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, admire the striking features of York Minster, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our York journey planning app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

National Centre for Birds of Prey, National Coal Mining Museum, York Bird of Prey Centre
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:
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National Centre for Birds of Prey ©
National Centre for Birds of Prey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway 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 The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Head to Riviere Jewels and Skylark Galleriesfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read London online trip maker.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 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
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Hailes Abbey. Stonehenge and Tewkesbury Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Head 4 Heights Waterpark (in Cirencester), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Cotswold Lavender, take a tour by water with The Lady Lena, take in the exciting artwork at Rostra Gallery, and tour the water at your own pace with Gloucester Narrowboats.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip site.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Chavenage House, Gloucester Narrowboats, Cotswold Lavender, Hailes Abbey
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 26:
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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.
On the 27th (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing and then get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye online trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Bath to Isle of Skye in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Gallery. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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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