22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
6
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
7
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, thenmeet the residents at Dublin Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

Portland, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, Dublin is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Michael Davitt Museum and Corcomroe Abbey. Step out of Galway to go to Castlebar and see National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, and get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum.

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Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

County Clare, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Cliffs of Moher, Michael Davitt Museum, Burren National Park
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

1
night
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then stroll through Nairn Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Galway to Inverness takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip app.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Real Mary King's Close. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament, and make a trip to Advocate's Close.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh travel 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 May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, thencontemplate the long history of St. Williams College, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, thensteep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in York are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from York to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Corinium Museum, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Tewkesbury Abbey, Warwick Castle, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, thendon't miss a visit to Insole Court, and then get outside with The Knap.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Cardiff sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Insole Court ©
Insole Court

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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, contemplate the waterfront views at Tooting Common, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip app.

You can take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in London are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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