15 days in Scotland, Ireland & Manchester Itinerary

15 days in Scotland, Ireland & Manchester Itinerary

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15 days in Scotland, Ireland & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Livingstone, Zambia
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Duror, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 45​min
2
Castlegregory, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Livingstone, Zambia

1
night
Duror, United Kingdom

Duror ©
On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and then hike along Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Duror trip itinerary planner .

Livingstone, Zambia to Duror is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Livingstone to Duror. March in Duror sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Castlegregory.

Things to do in Duror

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Glen Etive, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Glencoe
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

1
night
Castlegregory, Ireland

Castlegregory ©
Castlegregory is a village in County Kerry, Ireland. On the 15th (Fri), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: immerse yourself in nature at Glanteenassig Wood, then take a peaceful walk through Glentenassig Forest, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Castlegregory visit planner .

You can drive from Duror to Castlegregory in 12 hours. Another option is to fly. In March, daytime highs in Castlegregory are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Liscannor.

Things to do in Castlegregory

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Slea Head Drive, St. Mary's Church
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park

2
nights
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher, and finally trek along Hag's Head. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Doughmore Bay, then kick back and relax at Bridges of Ross, then step off the mainland to explore Scattery Island, and finally identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Liscannor road trip planning website .

You can drive from Castlegregory to Liscannor in 3 hours. March in Liscannor sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kilrush, Ballyvaughan, Doughmore Bay, Bridges of Ross
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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 19th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, then wander the streets of Temple Bar, then get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and finally explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning app .

You can drive from Liscannor to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral

2
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir and then explore the activities along Digley Reservoir. On your second day here, go all around town with City Centre Cruises and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In March in Manchester, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Digley Reservoir, Ladybower Reservoir, Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre
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City Centre Cruises ©
City Centre Cruises
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Royal Yacht Britannia and Palace of Holyroodhouse. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to Advocate's Close, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary maker app .

Fly from Manchester to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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