25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our London road trip tool.

Minneapolis, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Minneapolis to London. Traveling from Minneapolis in September, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 67°F and lows about 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): browse the exhibits of The York Dungeon, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then go for a walk through York City Walls. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary maker site.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip tool.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in September, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then stroll around Pollok Country Park. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Strathblane Falconry
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at HMS Caroline, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum), and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast visit site.

Getting from Glasgow to Belfast by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spas, War Years Remembered (War Museum)
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
War Years Remembered (War Museum) ©
War Years Remembered (War Museum)
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

2
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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): cruise along Causeway Coastal Route, don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bushfoot Strand. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Portrush East Strand, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Causeway Coasteering.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Bushmills takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bushmills are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Portrush, Causeway Coastal Route
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coasteering ©
Causeway Coasteering
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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.
Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre (in Corofin) and Doolin Cliff Walk (in Doolin). There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Bushmills to Galway in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Doolin Cliff Walk, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Doolin Cliff Walk ©
Doolin Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre

4
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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and walk around St Stephens Green.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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