58 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

58 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
2
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Thurso, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
5
Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
8
Dumfries, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
9
Braithwaite, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
10
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
12
Armagh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
13
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
14
Dungiven, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
15
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
16
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
17
Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights

6
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey planning app.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Edinburgh Airport, Glasgow International Airport and Glasgow Prestwick Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 7:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
When in Aberdeen, make a side trip to see Dunnottar Castle in Stonehaven, approximately Stonehaven away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Aberdeen Art Gallery, stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie), and examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Aberdeen Art Gallery ©
Aberdeen Art Gallery

1
night
Thurso, United Kingdom

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Dunnet Head Lighthouse and then get great views at Dunnet Head.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Thurso travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Thurso in 5 hours. December in Thurso sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 11th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunnet Head Lighthouse
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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Dunnet Head Lighthouse ©
Dunnet Head Lighthouse
Dunnet Head ©
Dunnet Head

2
nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, admire the striking features of Skaill House, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and finally steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Orkney Brewery, then explore the ancient world of Maeshowe Chambered Cairn, and then stop by ArtWorks of the Earth.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Stromness road trip planner.

You can travel from Thurso to Stromness in 2.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Stromness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Side Trips

Stenness, Brough Of Birsay
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Standing Stones of Stenness ©
Standing Stones of Stenness
Brough Of Birsay ©
Brough Of Birsay
ArtWorks of the Earth ©
ArtWorks of the Earth

5
nights
Ullapool, United Kingdom

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Venture out of the city with trips to Durness (Durness Beach & Smoo Cave) and Falls of Shin (in Lairg). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at RhueArt, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and stop by Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stromness to Ullapool. In December, daytime highs in Ullapool are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durness, Falls of Shin
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop ©
Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop

3
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Plockton Harbour (in Plockton), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye driving holiday planner.

Traveling by journey from Ullapool to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Plockton Harbour, Eilean Donan Castle, Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk ©
Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

4
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Stirling (St Mary's Catholic Church, Stirling Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Homeless Jesus Statue, and stroll the grounds of The Necropolis.

To find out how to plan a trip to Glasgow, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Glasgow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dumfries.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Stirling
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

5
nights
Dumfries, United Kingdom

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Venture out of the city with trips to Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle), Walby Farm Park (in Crosby on Eden) and Gretna Gateway Outlet Village (in Gretna). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura, see the interesting displays at Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at River Nith, and view the masterpieces at Cloud 9 Studio Gallery.

Start your trip to Dumfries by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Glasgow to Dumfries in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Dumfries

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Carlisle, St Cuthberts Parish Church, Gretna Gateway Outlet Village
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Drumlanrig Castle ©
Drumlanrig Castle
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura ©
Dumfries Museum and Camera Obscura
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral

4
nights
Braithwaite, United Kingdom

Braithwaite ©
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Change things up with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Glenridding (about 32 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stroll around Hope Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Alexandra's of Keswick, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

Planning Braithwaite trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Drive from Dumfries to Braithwaite in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Boat Tours & Water Sports, Alpacaly Ever After, The Lakes Distillery, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

5
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chester (Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, Chester Cathedral, &more), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence (in Eyam). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and look for gifts at Made-Here Shop.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool vacation builder.

You can drive from Braithwaite to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Chester, St Anne's Church, Baslow, Chatsworth House, Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

2
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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in the views from O'Connell Bridge, take a stroll through Temple Bar, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
nights
Armagh, United Kingdom

Armagh ©
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. Armagh is known for historic sites, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Church of Ireland), get engrossed in the history at Armagh County Museum, and look and learn at Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium.

You can plan Armagh trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Getting from Dublin to Armagh by car takes about 2 hours. January in Armagh sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Armagh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

National Trust - The Argory
Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium ©
Armagh Astronomy Centre and Planetarium
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)
Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum ©
Royal Irish Fusiliers Museum

3
nights
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.
Go for a jaunt from Belfast to Newtownards to see Mount Stewart about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, experience the excitement of Vertigo Indoor Skydiving, and explore the world behind art at Ulster Folk Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Belfast trip planner.

Drive from Armagh to Belfast in an hour. In January in Belfast, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dungiven.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Ulster Folk Museum, Mount Stewart
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

2
nights
Dungiven, United Kingdom

Dungiven ©
Dungiven is a small town, townland and civil parish in County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): cruise along Manannan Mac Lir, then steep yourself in history at Largantea Picnic Area, then get outside with Gortmore Viewpoint, and finally walk around Roe Valley Country Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dungiven journey maker app.

Getting from Belfast to Dungiven by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Dungiven can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Dungiven

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks

Side Trips

Limavady, Gortmore Viewpoint
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Roe Valley Country Park ©
Roe Valley Country Park
Largantea Picnic Area ©
Largantea Picnic Area

2
nights
Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Ballyshannon and District Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Donegal Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Lough Eske. On your second day here, take in the views from Harry Blaney Bridge, don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and then don't miss a visit to The Art House Ireland Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town route planning app.

Traveling by car from Dungiven to Donegal Town takes 1.5 hours. January in Donegal Town sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunfanaghy, Harry Blaney Bridge, Ballyshannon and District Museum
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Art House Ireland Art Gallery ©
The Art House Ireland Art Gallery
Lough Eske ©
Lough Eske
Magee 1866 ©
Magee 1866

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Corofin (Burren National Park & The Farmyard) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, make a trip to Eyre Square, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, and admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral.

Start your trip to Galway by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Donegal Town in January since evenings lows in Galway dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Corofin, Aillwee Cave
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave
The Farmyard ©
The Farmyard

3
nights
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Step out of Limerick to go to Ennis and see Ennis Friary, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, see the interesting displays at Thomond Park Stadium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Treaty Stone.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Limerick day trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. January in Limerick sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Ennis, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Ennis Friary ©
Ennis Friary
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral

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