13 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Richmond Barracks and The Paddocks Riding Centre. Let the collections at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane and National Library of Ireland capture your imagination. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see The Island Golf Club in Donabate, approximately Donabate away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dublin Falconry, look for gifts at Celtic Whiskey Shop, enjoy the sand and surf at Malahide Beach, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin tour builder website.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Spindrift Boat Cruises, stop by The Isle of Skye Soap Company, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portree Parish Church. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Isle of Skye in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see ratings and other tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Shopping
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): stroll through Dalhousie Castle Falconry, stroll through BobCat Alpacas, and then get a dose of the wild on Forth Sea Safaris. On the next day, wander the streets of New Town, contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, and then stop by Aquila.

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You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Chartwell and Ightham Mote are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Highgate Cemetery and Sir John Soane's Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in Biggin Hill, approximately Biggin Hill away. And it doesn't end there: traverse land and water with a duck tour, contemplate the long history of Royal Mews, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London online tour planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in London sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F at night.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.