16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly + Bus:  11​h 30​min
1
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Orlando, United States

1
day
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.
On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Hillsborough Castle, steep yourself in history at Falls Road, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Belfast journey planner.

Orlando, USA to Belfast is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to Belfast due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orlando in March, plan for much colder days in Belfast, with highs around 48°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
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Hillsborough Castle and Gardens ©
Hillsborough Castle and Gardens
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Writers Museum. Get outdoors at Ski Club of Ireland and Dublin Zoo. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden (in Lisdoonvarna), Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane) and Backwest Adventures (in Ballyvaughan). Spend the 31st (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Galway travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., Killary Sheep Farm, Burren National Park, Backwest Adventures
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Visiting Killarney National Park and Glanteenassig Wood will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Killarney: Castlegregory (Glentenassig Forest, Castlegregory Golf Links, & more). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass and experience rural life at Kennedy's Pet Farm.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip builder tool .

You can drive from Galway to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Killarney are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Conor Pass
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

2
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.
Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Houses of Parliament. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Killarney to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then make a trip to Scottish National War Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, and finally contemplate the long history of Advocate's Close.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh driving holiday planning site .

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 53°F in April, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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