13 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Galway Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brodick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights

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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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 23rd (Tue), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Burren Exposure, then Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Eyre Square, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salthill Beaches, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Galway by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, then cruise along Coast Rd, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballygally Beach. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the landmark architecture of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, then explore the engaging exhibits at W5, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Belfast day trip planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Belfast sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brodick.
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Brodick, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Brodick is the main town on the Isle of Arran, in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Isle of Arran Heritage Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Brodick Castle, Garden and Country Park, and then take an exotic tour of Mogabout Safari. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Arran Driving Range, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kildonan beach, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Crazy Golf.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brodick trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Belfast to Brodick in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Brodick are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culloden Battlefield and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Abertarff House will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Inverness online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Brodick to Inverness takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Sat), get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally make a trip to Calton Hill.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 47°F.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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Isle of Arran travel guide

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Castles · Distilleries · Gift & Specialty Shops