14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 15 min
1
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 day
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  30 min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
7
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 45 min
10
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
11
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  8 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, examine the collection at St. Fagans: National History Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff travel itinerary creator.

If you are flying in from Netherlands, the closest major airports are Cardiff International Airport, Bristol International Airport and Exeter International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

1
night
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School - Day Classes, and then stop by Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge trip builder.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Cambridge takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. February in Cambridge sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cambridge

Shopping Wineries
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fudge Kitchen ©
Fudge Kitchen
Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874 ©
Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The cavern club, get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Albert Dock.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planner.

Drive from Cambridge to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Nightlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
The Cavern Club ©
The Cavern Club

1
night
Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 15th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Kirkstall Abbey, look for gifts at Our Handmade Collective, then get engrossed in the history at The Royal Armouries, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Locked In Games.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Leeds vacation builder.

You can drive from Liverpool to Leeds in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum
Kirkstall Abbey ©
Kirkstall Abbey
Our Handmade Collective ©
Our Handmade Collective

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and finally admire the striking features of York Minster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, look for gifts at The Imaginarium, and then stop by Pylones.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our York vacation builder.

York is just a short distance from Leeds. In February, daytime highs in York are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Royal Mile, stop by Doodles, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
night
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Glasgow West End and then buy something for everyone on your list at Princes Square Restaurants.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerery planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Glasgow are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks
Highlights from your plan
Princes Square ©
Princes Square
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End

2
nights
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 20th (Mon): look for gifts at iolaire, take a memorable tour with Fort George, then stop by Campbell's of Beauly, and finally look for gifts at Leakey's Bookshop and Café. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach and then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip generator.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, Campbell's of Beauly, Highland Folk Museum, Iolaire Design
Highlights from your plan
Campbell's of Beauly ©
Campbell's of Beauly
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Fort George
Fort George

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol, then stop by Cleo Knitwear, and then make a trip to Temple Bar.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Inverness to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Cleo Knitwear ©
Cleo Knitwear

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Black Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at Castlecomer Discovery Park.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny vacation planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. February in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Castlecomer Discovery Park ©
Castlecomer Discovery Park
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Black Abbey ©
Black Abbey

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Fri), explore the galleries of Galway Arts Centre, look for gifts at Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, then stop by OMG @ Zhivago, then appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Galway vacation builder.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

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