10 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

10 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

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10 days in Scotland, Ireland & England Itinerary

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
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus + 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 where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online journey builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Edinburgh. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in April, expect Edinburgh to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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. On the 6th (Sat), explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay and then step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Polin Beach, stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach, and then view the masterpieces at Lotte Glob.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, get engrossed in the history at The Little Museum of Dublin, then don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Durness to Dublin takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In April, daytime highs in Dublin are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, get a taste of the local shopping with The Blackbird Gallery, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hall of the Vicars Choral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Friary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny route maker .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in April, Kilkenny is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off 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 ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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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.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Westminster Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Kilkenny to London in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. You will leave 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
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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