16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cong, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Doolin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 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, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh online tour builder.

Washington DC, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 65°F and lows are around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Andrews.
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Andrews trip itinerary site.

Getting from Edinburgh to St. Andrews by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in St. Andrews, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.
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Inverness, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take a tour by water with Loch Ness by Jacobite.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness holiday maker app.

Getting from St. Andrews to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort William.
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 1 night

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Ask Klarna Trips to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Fort William fast, fun, and easy.

Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip builder website.

Drive from Fort William to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse. On the next day, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip app.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Cong.
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Cong, Ireland — 2 nights

To find maps and tourist information, use the Cong tour planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Cong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Cong can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Doolin.
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Doolin, Ireland — 1 night

A world-famous center of traditional Irish music, Doolin occupies a dramatic location on Ireland's windblown Atlantic coast.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher and then get a taste of local nightlife at Gus O'Connor's Pub.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Doolin road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cong to Doolin in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Doolin can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Shannon.
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Shannon, Ireland — 1 night

Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 15th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shannon online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Doolin to Shannon takes an hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling 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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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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