20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  5​h 30​min
2
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Surgeons' Hall Museums and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Scottish National Portrait Gallery and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of Dean Village.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Museum-lovers will get to explore Conwy Castle and National Slate Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Harlech Castle and Caernarfon Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk), Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris) and National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens (in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of National Trust Penrhyn Castle, view the masterpieces at Royal Cambrian Academy of Art, make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Antioch Church.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Llandudno trip maker .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Llandudno takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in November since evenings lows in Llandudno dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Conwy, National Slate Museum, Harlech Castle, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Caernarfon Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and National Gallery of Ireland. Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Temple Bar Gallery and Studios. Change things up with a short trip to Bru na Boinne in Donore (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, make a trip to Temple Bar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip website .

Getting from Llandudno to Dublin by combination of taxi and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Llandudno in November since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Blackwater Woodturners, then admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Killarney route maker website .

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kenmare
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St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey

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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life and Lynch's Castle capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Salthill Promenade. Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Michael Davitt Museum (in Foxford), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Galway Cathedral and contemplate the long history of Clonmacnoise.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Galway online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Killarney in November: highs in Galway hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Michael Davitt Museum, Clonmacnoise, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, National Museum of Ireland - Country Life
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Irish Republican History Museum, learn about all things military at Royal Ulster Rifles Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patricks Church, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally get advice or help at Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Belfast vacation planner .

You can drive from Galway to Belfast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich ©
Culturlann MacAdam O Fiaich
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum ©
Royal Ulster Rifles Museum
Irish Republican History Museum ©
Irish Republican History Museum

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