32 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
4
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Dwyran, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Bangor, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
8
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

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.
Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London holiday maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle. Get a sense of the local culture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Burrell Collection. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Buachaille Etive Mor (in Ballachulish), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Glencoe (The Three Sisters & Glencoe). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and engage your brain at Glasgow Science Centre.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Glasgow using our trip planner.

You can fly from London to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Glasgow at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor, Glen Etive, Stirling Castle
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Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Calton Hill and Edinburgh Old Town will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh road trip planner .

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, then make a trip to Village Green, then get advice or help at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and finally explore the ancient world of Corrimony Chambered Cairn.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Drumnadrochit trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dwyran.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Invermoriston Falls, Fort Augustus Abbey
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Invermoriston Falls ©
Invermoriston Falls
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey

1
night
Dwyran, United Kingdom

Dwyran ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): stroll through Traeth Lligwy, then steep yourself in history at Bryn Celli Ddu, and then stroll through Traeth Crigyll. Keep things going the next day: explore by horseback at Anglesey Riding Centre, kick back and relax at Newborough Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dwyran vacation site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Drumnadrochit to Dwyran. In July, daily temperatures in Dwyran can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bangor.

Things to do in Dwyran

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Traeth Crigyll, Bryn Celli Ddu, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, Traeth Lligwy
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Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach
Traeth Crigyll ©
Traeth Crigyll
Traeth Lligwy ©
Traeth Lligwy

2
nights
Bangor, United Kingdom

Bangor ©
Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north west Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bangor trip itinerary maker app .

Bangor is just a stone's throw from Dwyran. In July, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Bangor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

National Slate Museum, Aber Falls, Snowdon, Plas Mawr
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Ferns Castle (in Ferns), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Temple Bar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get lost in a book at Marsh's Library, and see the interesting displays at Dublin Writers Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip maker website .

Getting from Bangor to Dublin by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. In July in Dublin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Kilkenny, Curracloe Beach
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

4
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Drummindoo Stud. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Doreen Drennan Art Studio & Garden. Explore Galway's surroundings by going to Burren National Park (in Corofin), Ballyvaughan (Burren Birds of Prey Centre & Aillwee Cave) and Craggaunowen (in Sixmilebridge). Next up on the itinerary: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre and kick back and relax at Fanore Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway visit planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Dublin in July, plan for little chillier days in Galway, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Westport, Ballyvaughan, Fanore Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Iceland and Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar). Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Strokkur. When in Reykjavik, make a side trip to see Gullfoss in Blaskogabyggd, approximately 1h 55 min away. Spend the 29th (Wed) on horseback at Heidmork Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and head outdoors with Ring Road.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip maker app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Reykjavik in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Galway in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ring Road, Strokkur, Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Falls
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park

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