18 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Miami, United States
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Fly:  4 h 15 min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Miami, 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning app .

Miami, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Miami to Dublin. In October, Dublin is colder than Miami - with highs of 57°F and lows of 45°F. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. On the 11th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, and then stop by Claddagh Arts Centre.

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You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 54°F and lows of 44°F at night. You'll set off for Cork on the 13th (Tue).

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

2
nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
On the 13th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens and then hunt for treasures at The English Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Butter Museum, and finally step off the mainland to explore Spike Island.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Cork trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

1
day
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 15th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Dublin Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Cork to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dublin

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Ha'penny Bridge
Ha'penny Bridge

2
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, then stroll around Ness Islands, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along River Ness and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness vacation builder website .

Fly from Dublin to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Culloden Battlefield
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Distillery Tours
Ness Islands ©
Ness Islands
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Clip 'n Climb Liverpool.

To find out how to plan a trip to Liverpool, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Liverpool, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool ©
Clip 'n Climb Liverpool

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

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You can take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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