22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

Portland, United States
Fly:  16​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h
Portland, United States

2
days
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 11th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then stroll through Dublin Zoo, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol.

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Portland, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Portland in May, expect Dublin to be little chillier, temps between 58°F and 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Galway.

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#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

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Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

3
days
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.
Let the collections at Michael Davitt Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Poulnabrone Dolmen and Galway Arts Centre are in your itinerary. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Burren National Park (in Corofin). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Corcomroe Abbey.

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You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Galway, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Galway

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

County Clare, Burren National Park, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Cliffs of Moher, Michael Davitt Museum
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

1
day
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Dublin to Inverness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Nairn Beach
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

0
days
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.
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Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

#Parks, #Nature
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The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

3
days
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at Advocate's Close, and make a trip to Real Mary King's Close.

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You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
days
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.
On the 22nd (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Williams College, and finally don't miss a visit to York City Walls. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the York online holiday planner .

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in York

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wildlife

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York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
days
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

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You can drive from York to Moreton-in-Marsh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Corinium Museum, Tewkesbury Abbey, Warwick Castle
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

1
day
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then steep yourself in history at Insole Court, and then head outdoors with The Knap.

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Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Insole Court ©
Insole Court

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Let the collections at British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, explore the activities along Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, and get interesting insight from Tours.

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You can take a train from Cardiff to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in London are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
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British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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