12 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
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Drive to Dublin, Ferry to Holyhead, Drive to Caernarfon
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly
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Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to Nashville

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Marble City

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.
On the 1st (Fri), stroll through Kilkenny Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny online trip itinerary planner.

Nashville, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Nashville in June, expect nights in Kilkenny to be slightly colder, around 54°F, while days are much colder, around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Caernarfon.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites
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Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, take a memorable tour with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, and then don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon road trip planning site.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Kilkenny to Caernarfon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In June in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 3rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 4th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick tour planner.

You can drive from Caernarfon to Alnwick in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Alnwick are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): wander the streets of Buchanan Street, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, and then get your game on at Snow Factor.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow tour itinerary site.

Getting from Alnwick to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Fun & Games · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, then delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, and then delve into the distant past at Skara Brae. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness, contemplate the long history of Saint Magnus Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally delve into the mystery of Standing Stones of Stenness.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Stromness trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Glasgow to Stromness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Glasgow in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stromness: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Inverness tour planner.

You can fly from Stromness to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 9th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trumpan Church.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip site.

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. June in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Fort William, United Kingdom

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature
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Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.