16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cong, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added Palace of Holyroodhouse to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online travel planner.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 65°F and lows reach 49°F. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Andrews trip itinerary site.

Getting from Edinburgh to St. Andrews by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Ness by Jacobite as well as Culloden Battlefield. On the 6th (Sun), make a trip to Culloden Battlefield. On your second day here, get a new perspective on things with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 1 night

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fort William fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Necropolis. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Glasgow planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse. On the next day, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip app.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cong.
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Cong, Ireland — 2 nights

To find maps and tourist information, use the Cong tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cong can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Doolin.
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Doolin, Ireland — 1 night

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
You've now added Gus O'Connor's Pub to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): stroll through Cliffs of Moher and then get a taste of local nightlife at Gus O'Connor's Pub.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Doolin travel tool.

Traveling by car from Cong to Doolin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Doolin, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shannon.
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Shannon, Ireland — 1 night

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shannon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Shannon takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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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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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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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