59 days in Amsterdam, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

59 days in Amsterdam, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Swanage, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to St. Brelade
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St. Brelade, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train
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York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Castletown, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Jurby, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Ullapool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Gairloch, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Donegal Town, Ireland
— 1 day
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Thu), learn about all things military at National Military Museum, kick back and relax at Strand Egmond aan Zee, and then see the interesting displays at Museum BroekerVeiling. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Rietveld Schroder House and then examine the collection at Kasteel de Haar.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam online road trip planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Edmonton to Amsterdam, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edmonton in April, expect Amsterdam to be somewhat warmer, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stop by Westminster. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Chislehurst Caves, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation, then admire the majestic nature at Hardie Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Tollesbury Wick Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Nightlife

Side Trips

Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of the Royal Navy and The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk and Alum Chine Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: The Minster Church of St Cuthburga (in Wimborne Minster), 6D Cinema (in Bournemouth) and Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden (in Poole). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Royal Marines Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, see the interesting displays at HMS Alliance Submarine, and get to know the fascinating history of The Solent Way Walk.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth travel itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Swanage.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Swanage, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Studland beach and Nature Reserve and Shell Bay. Get some cultural insight at Model Village Gardens & Cafe and Keates Quarry Dinosaur Footprints. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Old Harry Rocks, see the interesting displays at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry, stroll through Studland to Swanage Trail, and head outdoors with Fore/Adventure.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Swanage tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Swanage in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Swanage

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): get your game on at Welsh Games, then explore the activities along Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Newark Park. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Nunney Castle, wander the streets of Wells Market Place, then make a trip to Church of St Michael Tower, and finally steep yourself in history at John Wesley's Chapel & New Room Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bristol trip planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Bristol in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Bristol

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Swansea, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Gower Gallery and then contemplate the long history of Neath Abbey.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Swansea day trip planning app.

Drive from Bristol to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to St. Brelade.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Brelade, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
If you're looking for places to see in St.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parish Church of St. Brelade and La Hougue Bie Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to 16 New Street Georgian House and The Channel Islands Military Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Plemont Bay, identify plant and animal life at The National Trust for Jersey Wetland Centre, kick back and relax at Beauport Beach, and steep yourself in history at Battery Lothringen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Brelade trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Swansea to St. Brelade in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and taxi. In April in St. Brelade, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Kielder Water & Forest Park and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Jedburgh Abbey), Falls of Clyde (in Lanark) and Bamburgh (Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh & St Aiden Beach). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Traquair House & Brewery, explore the different monuments and memorials at St Fillans Church, make a trip to Lady Waterford Hall, and get engrossed in the history at Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online journey planner.

Fly from St. Brelade to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and train. Traveling from St. Brelade in April, Edinburgh is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

York, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hardcastle Crags and Hull & East Riding Museum. Get in touch with nature at Walworth Birds of Prey and Fraisthorpe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to St Mary's Church, Leake (in Thirsk), Easby Abbey (in Easby) and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens (in Northallerton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Arctic Corsair, steep yourself in history at National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace, explore the wealth of natural beauty at The Moors National Park Centre, and delve into the distant past at Danes Dyke.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 29th (Wed), trek along Beddgelert, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Moel Siabod, then grab your bike and head to Plas y Brenin, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Nefyn Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Nantcol Waterfalls, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Llangelynin Old Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno holiday builder tool.

Drive from York to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Llandudno are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You will leave for Castletown on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trips

Castletown, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Castletown Railway Station, view the masterpieces at The Sayle Gallery, then examine the collection at Murrays Motorcycles Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Old House of Keys, and finally make a trip to The Old Grammar School.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Castletown trip builder app.

You can drive from Llandudno to Castletown in 6.5 hours. May in Castletown sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jurby.

Things to do in Castletown

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Jurby, United Kingdom

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Close Sartfield Nature Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jurby day trip planning website.

You can drive from Castletown to Jurby in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Jurby are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Jurby

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Ullapool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Take a break from the city and head to Ullapool Hill and Little Assynt Estate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like RhueArt and Stoer Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Lairg (Loch Assynt & Ferrycroft Visitor Centre), Durness (Lotte Glob, Rispond Beach, &more) and Lochinver (Culag Woods, Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch, &more). And it doesn't end there: trek along Lael Forest Walks, learn something new at An Talla Solais, explore the striking landscape at Kyle Of Tongue Tongue, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Minch.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ullapool trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Jurby to Ullapool takes 11.5 hours. Traveling from Jurby in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Ullapool, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skye Museum of Island Life and Giant Angus MacAskill Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Talisker Beach and A.C.E Target Sports. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Loch Coruisk, take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin, explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bearreraig Bay.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye trip website.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gairloch.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Museums

Gairloch, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Strome Castle and Russian Arctic Convoy Project. Escape the urban bustle at Walking and Wildlife Adventures and Shieldaig Falconry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gairloch: Mallaig Pool & Leisure (in Mallaig), Loch Morar (in Morar) and Traigh Golf Course (in Arisaig). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden, don't miss a visit to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch online trip maker.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Gairloch are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Golf

Side Trips

Donegal Town, Ireland

— 1 day
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): experience rural life at Castle Adventure Open Farm and then play a few rounds at Donegal Golf Club.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Donegal Town tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Donegal Town takes 11 hours. Traveling from Gairloch in May, Donegal Town is a bit warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 6 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mitchelstown Cave and Old Irish Ways. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Patrick's Well and Leap Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Bike Park Ireland (in Roscrea), Lough Boora Discovery Park (in Tullamore) and Cashel Folk Village (in Cashel). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Curraghmore House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip builder site.

You can drive from Donegal Town to Kilkenny in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Wicklow Mountains National Park and St. Michan's Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History and Trim Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Glendalough Cathedral (in Vale of Glendalough). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, tour the old-fashioned way with a train tour, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at GPO Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Isle of Man travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.

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.