60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty), Castlefergus Equestrian (in Quin) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). There's still lots to do: head off the coast to Scattery Island, explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and get great views at Cliffs of Moher.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Galway is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Galway is 5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Toronto in May: high temperatures in Galway hover around 16°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Westport, Kilkee Cliff Walk, Michael Davitt Museum, Cliffs of Moher
Find places to stay May 1 — 7:
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Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
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 Waterford Greenway (in Waterford), Ferns Castle (in Ferns) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and walk around Irish National Heritage Park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kilkenny online journey planner.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

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

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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dornoch (Coast Candle Co. & Royal Dornoch Golf Club). And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, take in the views from Dulsie Bridge, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cairngorms National Park.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel route planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 17°C, while at night they dip 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

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dornoch, Attadale Gardens, Aigas Field Centre, Cairngorms National Park
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Sanna Bay.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Ice Factor, The Commando Museum, Sanna Bay, Loch Shiel
Find places to stay May 24 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Lost Valley Trail ©
Lost Valley Trail

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 6:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

5
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Change things up with these side-trips from Grasmere: Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere), Cockermouth (Alpacaly Ever After & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Helvellyn, hike along Walla Crag, take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, and explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Grasmere trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Lake District, Old Man of Coniston, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Lake Grasmere ©
Lake Grasmere
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Cotswold Archery, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, trot along with a tour on horseback, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water vacation site.

Getting from Grasmere to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: 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: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Hillfield Gardens, and hike along Cotswold Way.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cotswold Way, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
SimAir737 ©
SimAir737

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary site.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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