16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling), The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at The Chocolatarium, walk around Holyrood Park, pause for some photo ops at Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue, and stop by Castlehill Whisky.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh planning app.

Denver, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Denver to Edinburgh. When traveling from Denver in June, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Edinburgh: temperatures range from 63°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 15th (Thu), make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Inverness, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 1 night

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip planning tool.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Galway on the 18th (Sun).
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on Ireland's School of Falconry and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Galway trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Galway by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 4 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Killary Sheep Farm (in Leenane), Diamond Hill (in Letterfrack) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Croagh Patrick, and admire the natural beauty at Westport House.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Westport sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Westport are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

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 24th (Sat): admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin driving holiday planner.

Getting from Westport to Dublin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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