16 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cork, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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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.
You've now added Madame Tussauds London to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, walk around Kensington Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planning tool.

Pune, India to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Pune to London due to the time zone difference. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 1 day

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manchester travel route site.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh tour planner.

Take a train from Manchester to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): look for gifts at Silly Bears, see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, then explore the world behind art at Aberdeen Art Gallery, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. November in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 13th (Mon), stop by Cath Waters Scottish Landscape Art Gallery, then sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery, then relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, and finally admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye route planning tool.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glasgow in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Isle of Skye in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Glasgow, with lows around 2°C. You'll set off for Belfast on the 15th (Wed).
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Belfast day trip planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Belfast by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In November, daytime highs in Belfast are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Killarney online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Belfast to Killarney by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Killarney sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol and then gain insight at University College Cork (UCC).

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork road trip planner.

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take a stroll through Temple Bar, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin route planner.

Drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dublin are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.
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