21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
3
Dunquin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Ballyferriter, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Limerick, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Galway, Ireland
— 3 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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  1​h
11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then walk around St Stephens Green, then get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and finally contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a stroll through Temple Bar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then make a trip to The Spire.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Dublin travel route planner .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get slightly colder in Dublin: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Dublin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld and then take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner .

Drive from Dublin to Dingle in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dunquin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dingle Oceanworld ©
Dingle Oceanworld

1
night
Dunquin, Ireland

Dunquin
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dunquin using our trip planner.

Dunquin is just a short distance from Dingle. In August in Dunquin, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. You'll set off for Galway on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Dunquin

Outdoors Tours Shopping
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1
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Ballyferriter, Ireland

Ballyferriter ©
Ballyferriter,), is a Gaeltacht village in County Kerry, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tig Aine and then tee off at Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ballyferriter travel route builder .

Ballyferriter is very close to Dunquin. In August, daytime highs in Ballyferriter are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel to Limerick.

Things to do in Ballyferriter

Outdoors Golf Shopping
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Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club ©
Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Tig Aine ©
Tig Aine

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hours
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, then step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Limerick fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Ballyferriter to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. August in Limerick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Doolin.

Things to do in Limerick

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Castlefergus Equestrian
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King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

1
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Doolin, Ireland

Doolin ©
A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, stroll through Lahinch Beach, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and finally Head underground at Doolin Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Doolin trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Limerick to Doolin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Doolin

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Lahinch Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach
Doolin Cave ©
Doolin Cave

3
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.
Visiting Drummindoo Stud and Wild Atlantic Way will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, don't miss a visit to Quay Street, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Galway online holiday planner .

Getting from Doolin to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Drummindoo Stud
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Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Kayaking & Canoeing

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bushmills tour itinerary maker website .

Drive from Galway to Bushmills in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Dunluce Castle
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Bushmills Distillery ©
Bushmills Distillery

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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast online trip builder .

Drive from Bushmills to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Glasgow on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Outdoors Nightlife
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral and then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Belfast to Glasgow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Glasgow. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Cathedral ©
Glasgow Cathedral

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Embleton Bay and St Aiden Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Ross Back Sands Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Low Newton by the Sea Beach (in Newton by the Sea), Elie Beach (in Elie) and Beadnell Bay Beach (in Beadnell). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alnwick, Bamburgh, Elie Beach, Beadnell Bay Beach
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums
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