21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
2
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
3
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
4
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
5
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
7
Ballymoney, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
8
Cong, Ireland
— 3 nights
9
Lisdoonvarna, Ireland
— 2 nights
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

1
day
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.
Bru na Boinne has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

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Montreal, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Montreal in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Derry.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
You've added Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Causeway Coastal Route, Giant's Causeway, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, thentake a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, thensnap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and finally explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Derry day trip app.

You can drive from Dublin to Derry in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Derry when traveling from Dublin in May, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Poulnabrone Dolmen, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Benbulben, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, thentake in the awesome beauty at Benbulben, thenadmire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galway trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Derry to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Derry in May since evenings lows in Galway dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, Benbulben, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Ring of Kerry, Muckross House, Dingle Peninsula, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): cruise along Ring of Kerry, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House, thentake in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, thencruise along Slea Head Drive, and finally contemplate the long history of Skellig Michael. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Kerry, The Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Slea Head Drive
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blarney Castle & Gardens. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cork trip maker app.

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In May in Cork, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ha'penny Bridge, Grafton Street, Christ Church Cathedral, and other attractions you added.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip tool.

Drive from Cork to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Ballymoney.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping
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Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

3
nights
Ballymoney, United Kingdom

Ballymoney ©
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The Dark Hedges has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, thenhave some family-friendly fun at The Jungle NI, and then kick back and relax at Portrush East Strand. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Glenariff Forest Park, and then tee off at Gracehill Golf Course.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ballymoney trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Ballymoney in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in May since evenings lows in Ballymoney dip to °C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cong.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Outdoors Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Portrush East Strand, Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, The Jungle NI, Lissanoure Castle, Glenariff Forest Park
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The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

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nights
Cong, Ireland

Cong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ashford Castle. On the 14th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, thenlook for gifts at The Quiet Cailin Studios, and then examine the collection at The Quiet Man Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Michael Davitt Museum, thengrab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway, and then get outside with Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cong trip planner.

You can drive from Ballymoney to Cong in 4.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Cong when traveling from Ballymoney in May, with lows around °C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lisdoonvarna.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Westport, Michael Davitt Museum, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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nights
Lisdoonvarna, Ireland

Lisdoonvarna ©
Lisdoonvarna is a spa town of 739 people (2011 census) in County Clare in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Doolin Cave, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., explore the fascinating underground world of Aillwee Cave, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, and finally stroll around Burren National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Lisdoonvarna trip planner.

Drive from Cong to Lisdoonvarna in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Lisdoonvarna

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballyvaughan, Corcomroe Abbey, Lahinch Beach, Burren National Park, Hag's Head
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Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Aillwee Cave ©
Aillwee Cave

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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 19th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, thencontemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, thensee the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Lisdoonvarna to Belfast in 4.5 hours. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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