22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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

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.
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, then meet 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 59°F and lows of 43°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 · Museums

Side Trip

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Galway, Ireland

City of the Tribes

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 National Museum of Ireland - Country Life. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Galway Arts Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip maker website.

Drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

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 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

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 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°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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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get some historical perspective at Palace of Holyroodhouse and The Scottish Parliament. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, 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 58°F during the day and 43°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 · Nature
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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

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, then contemplate 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, then steep 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 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°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 · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

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 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°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 · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

City of Castles

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, then don'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 59°F and lows of 47°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

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

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 Churchill War Rooms. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, get to know the resident critters at ZSL London Zoo, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our London vacation planner.

You can take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.