21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly + Drive:  20 h
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Ferry + Drive:  9 h 30 min
5
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get outdoors at Killarney National Park and Glengarriff Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gap of Dunloe and Ladies' View. Change things up with a short trip to Skyline Gallery in Kenmare (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Killarney online tour itinerary planner.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Killarney is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Killarney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in May, expect Killarney to be much colder, temps between 17°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glengarriff Nature Reserve, Skyline Gallery
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and then enjoy the sand and surf at Portmarnock Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin vacation builder app.

You can drive from Killarney to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Killarney in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Dublin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Portmarnock Beach
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Portmarnock Beach ©
Portmarnock Beach
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Get outdoors at Ballywalter Beach and Tollymore National Outdoor Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Crumlin Road Gaol and Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Portavoe Reservoir (in Groomsport) and Ballygally Beach (in Ballygally).

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Ballywalter Beach, Portavoe Reservoir, Kiltonga Wildlife Reserve, Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Ballygally Beach
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Tollymore National Outdoor Centre ©
Tollymore National Outdoor Centre
Ballygally Beach ©
Ballygally Beach
Portavoe Reservoir ©
Portavoe Reservoir

3
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Causeway Coastal Route, kick back and relax at Ballycastle Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Dunseverick Falls. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Downhill Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bushfoot Strand.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bushmills trip maker site.

Getting from Belfast to Bushmills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bushmills are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Downhill Beach, Causeway Coastal Route, Ballycastle Beach
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Ballycastle Beach ©
Ballycastle Beach
Downhill Beach ©
Downhill Beach

4
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get outdoors at The Quiraing and Kilt Rock. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Old Man of Storr and Sound of Sleat Beach. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, kick back and relax at Bearreraig Bay, take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Praban na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies.

Plan a Isle of Skye trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Bushmills to Isle of Skye in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or fly. Traveling from Bushmills in May, Isle of Skye is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
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Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the galleries of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and then get to know the resident critters at Edinburgh Zoo. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and then take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online day trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): laugh and play at Brighton Palace Pier and then stroll through Brighton Beach. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Royal Pavilion and then wander the streets of The Lanes.

Take the guesswork out of planning a London vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Speed Boats Tours

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