10 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

10 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

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Start: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  11 h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h
5
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel route app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, expect Edinburgh to be cooler, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

2
nights
Durness, United Kingdom

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay and then identify plant and animal life at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach, kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Balnakeil Bay ©
Balnakeil Bay

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, take an in-depth tour of The Little Museum of Dublin, thentake a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Dublin Castle, thenexamine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Durness to Dublin in 7.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, view the masterpieces at VALERIE WALSHE CONTEMPORARY, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hall of the Vicars Choral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Capuchin Friary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in April since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hall of the Vicars Choral
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Hall of the Vicars Choral ©
Hall of the Vicars Choral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London attractions planning app.

Traveling by flight from Kilkenny to London takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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