22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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Start: Portland, United States
Fly:  16 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  8 h
3
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
9
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Portland, United States

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then meet the residents at Dublin Zoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

Portland, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, Dublin is a bit cooler than Portland - with highs of 59°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Corcomroe Abbey and Poulnabrone Dolmen. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford) and National Museum of Ireland - Country Life (in Castlebar). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 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) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 stroll through Nairn Beach.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Galway to Inverness takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip app.

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. On the 18th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get some historical perspective at St Giles' Cathedral and The Scottish Parliament. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, don't miss a visit to Advocate's Close, and stroll through Calton Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
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), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then contemplate the long history of St. Williams College, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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 Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
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): get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey and then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from York to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

1
night
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 don't miss a visit to Insole Court, and then get outside with The Knap.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary builder website.

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. May in Cardiff sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors Historic Sites
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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Insole Court ©
Insole Court

4
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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and National Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Tower of London and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip app.

You can take a train from Cardiff to London in 2 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.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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