33 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Ireland Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Ireland Itinerary

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33 days in United Kingdom, Amsterdam & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sacramento, United States
+2
bus + subway + Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
3
Weymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Stromness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  15​h 15​min
End: Sacramento, United States

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Van Gogh Museum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, and hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam travel planning app .

Sacramento, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Sacramento to Amsterdam, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sacramento in July, plan for cooler days in Amsterdam, with highs around 73°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Weymouth, United Kingdom

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World and then enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, then cool off at Dorset Waterpark, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Weymouth journey planner.

Getting from London to Weymouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Bournemouth Beach
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Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Calton Hill and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Stirling to see Stirling Castle about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, walk around Princes Street Gardens, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Weymouth to Edinburgh in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

3
nights
Fort William, United Kingdom

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. Explore hidden gems such as Eilean Donan Castle and Steall Waterfall. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel & Glenfinnan Viaduct), All The Goodness (in Ardelve) and Oban (Oban Distillery, Parsley the Ambassador Cat, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and make a trip to Neptune's Staircase.

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

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Oban, Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:
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Climbing Tours
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Skye Adventure. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, shop like a local with Skyebluegallery, and explore the activities along Portree Harbour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

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nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urquhart Castle and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Ruthven Barracks in Newtonmore, about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll through Ness Islands, contemplate the long history of Fort George, and have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wildwoodz, Culloden Battlefield, Ruthven Barracks, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Urquhart Castle
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Fort George
Fort George
River Ness ©
River Ness

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nights
Stromness, United Kingdom

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then make a trip to Ness of Brodgar, then explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, and finally contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Skara Brae, make a trip to Yesnaby Cliffs, examine the collection at Stromness Museum, then stop by ArtWorks of the Earth, and finally delve into the distant past at Maeshowe.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Stromness trip builder .

Getting from Inverness to Stromness by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Stromness, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 50°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Brough Of Birsay
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Ness of Brodgar ©
Ness of Brodgar

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night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Barrow Way, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kilkenny trip app .

Explore your travel options from Stromness to Kilkenny with the Route module. In August in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Killarney National Park and Muckross House. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, contemplate the long history of Muckross Abbey, take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, and explore and take pictures at Kissane Sheep Farm.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kissane Sheep Farm
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Little Museum of Dublin and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, and admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by train from Killarney to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 23:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

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