19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Greyfriars Kirk and St Giles' Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, stroll through Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Oslo, Norway to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly to Belfast.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Belfast are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and Christ Church Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder website.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can fly to Killarney.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Torc Waterfall. Get some historical perspective at Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Step out of Killarney to go to Dingle and see Dolphin & Whale Watching, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Killarney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cork.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 10th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Cork City Gaol, explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork route planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to London.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cutty Sark and The Courtauld Gallery. Wallace Collection and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: pedal to the sights with BrakeAway Bike Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London road trip website.

You can fly from Cork to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cork in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Kingston-upon-Hull.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom — 1 night

Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
On the 16th (Sat), look for gifts at The Hull People's Memorial Museum and then see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kingston-upon-Hull journey maker site.

You can take a train from London to Kingston-upon-Hull in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Kingston-upon-Hull, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
Museums · Shopping
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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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.