60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway itinerary builder website .

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Galway at 16°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

County Clare, Westport, Burren National Park, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Venture out of the city with trips to Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Waterford Greenway (in Waterford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, examine the collection at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Wexford, Enniscorthy, Waterford Greenway, Curracloe Beach, Tintern Abbey
Find places to stay May 7 — 11:
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

7
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin trip website .

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 18:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

6
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Dornoch (Coast Candle Co. & Royal Dornoch Golf Club) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's lots more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loch Morlich, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dornoch, Cairngorms National Park, Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Cairngorms National Park ©
Cairngorms National Park

6
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Morar Beach (in Morar). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, stroll through Glencoe Lochan, and trek along Lost Valley Trail.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Fort William driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Ballachulish, The Commando Museum, Loch Shiel, Camusdarach Beach
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

7
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, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Great Away Days, get great views at Calton Hill, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning app .

Getting from Fort William to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, trek along Central Fells, contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Walla Crag.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere online vacation planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Cockermouth, Central Fells, Old Man of Coniston
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

6
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Venture out of the city with trips to Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). The adventure continues: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, get to know the fascinating history of High Street Broadway, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bourton-on-the-Water holiday tool .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bourton-on-the-Water in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Burford, Upper Slaughter, Cirencester
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

5
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Tewkesbury (The Severn Ham & Victoria Pleasure Gardens), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf (in Stratford-upon-Avon). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, hike along Cotswold Way, see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Highnam Court Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

7
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our London trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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