27 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

27 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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27 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Ferry:  3 h
6
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Ferry:  3 h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  2 h
9
Tipperary, Ireland
— 4 nights
train:  2 h
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
12
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
You've added Camden Market, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from London to Amesbury to see Stonehenge about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Trafalgar Square and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London online travel planner .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in London hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, get your game on at ImmotionVR, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cardiff sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from London to Cardiff by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Manchester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

1
night
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.
For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Manchester by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planner .

Getting from Manchester to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. November in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Before you visit Liverpool, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in November since evenings lows in Liverpool dip to 6°C. On the 3rd (Tue), you're off to Douglas.

Things to do in Liverpool

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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2
nights
Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): visit Douglas Station and then contemplate the long history of The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Douglas road trip planner .

You can ride a ferry from Liverpool to Douglas in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Douglas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
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The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail ©
Douglas Station ©
Douglas Station

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.
You've now added Aran Sweater Market to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, make a trip to The Spire, browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dublin online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Douglas to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Douglas in November, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll around Eyre Square and then make a trip to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Galway sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tipperary.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Eyre Square ©
Eyre Square

4
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Tipperary, Ireland

Tipperary ©
Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. Go for a jaunt from Tipperary to Burncourt to see Mitchelstown Cave about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holycross Abbey, admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), and contemplate the long history of Athassel Priory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Tipperary trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Galway to Tipperary in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tipperary can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Tipperary

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cashel, Cahir Castle, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Mitchelstown Cave
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Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Holycross Abbey ©
Holycross Abbey
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Killarney holiday planning site .

You can drive from Tipperary to Killarney in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Killarney are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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nights
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.
You've now added Mahon Point Shopping Centre to your itinerary. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church and head off the coast to Spike Island.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork tour itinerary website .

Getting from Killarney to Cork by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Cork are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Shopping
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
Mahon Point Shopping Centre ©
Mahon Point Shopping Centre

1
night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Buckingham Palace as well as Big Ben. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around St. James's Park and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cork to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Big Ben ©
Big Ben
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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