15 days in Ireland & London Itinerary

15 days in Ireland & London Itinerary

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15 days in Ireland & London Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
3
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tipperary, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Boston, United States

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stonehenge Guided Tours, Fat Tire Tours - London, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, and other attractions you added. Do your shopping at Oxford Street and Old Spitalfields Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. The adventure continues: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament and make a trip to Big Ben.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London online itinerary planner .

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Boston to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Boston in August, with highs in London at 72°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jameson Distillery Bow St., Dublin City Bike Tours and Guinness Storehouse. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and The Mill at Avoca Village for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple Bar and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Brittas Bay (in Wicklow) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, walk around St Stephens Green, and take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, Dublin is slightly colder than London - with highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

The Mill at Avoca Village, Brittas Bay, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get some cultural insight at Salthill Promenade and Dromoland Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Fanore Beach and Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Spiddal Craft & Design Studios (in Spiddal), Ennis Friary (in Ennis) and Kilmacduagh Tower (in Gort). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, explore by horseback at Ballyhannon House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and contemplate the long history of Knappogue Castle.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway route planning site .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tipperary.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ennis, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Turoe Pet Farm and Leisure Park, Dromoland Castle
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National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Salthill Promenade ©
Salthill Promenade
Fanore Beach ©
Fanore Beach

2
nights
Tipperary, Ireland

Tipperary ©
Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballyhoura Walking Trails, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Augustinian Friary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Abbey Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Nenagh Heritage Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Knockmealdown Mountains, then admire the striking features of Swiss Cottage, and finally stroll through St. Declan's Way.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tipperary sightseeing website .

You can drive from Galway to Tipperary in 2 hours. In August in Tipperary, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Carrick-on-Shannon.

Things to do in Tipperary

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Limerick, Adare, Nenagh Heritage Museum, Swiss Cottage, Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur
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St. Declan's Way ©
St. Declan's Way
Nenagh Heritage Museum ©
Nenagh Heritage Museum
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur ©
Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur

1
night
Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland

Carrick-on-Shannon ©
Carrick-on-Shannon is the county town of County Leitrim in the Republic of Ireland. To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Carrick-on-Shannon trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Tipperary to Carrick-on-Shannon takes 3 hours. August in Carrick-on-Shannon sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Carrick-on-Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castlestrange Scribed Stone
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Castlestrange Scribed Stone ©
Castlestrange Scribed Stone

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