24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12 h 15 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Castlebar, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Achill Island, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
12
Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
13
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
14
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Castletown, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Vancouver, Canada

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to The Spire, thenexplore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, thenwalk around St Stephens Green, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary maker app.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Vancouver in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Dublin Castle, thensample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and finally stroll around Phoenix Park.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary tool.

Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites
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Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

1
night
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
The country's smallest city in terms of population, Kilkenny boasts a rich cultural heritage and diverse tourist attractions that include well-preserved medieval architecture, exciting nightlife, a vibrant culinary scene, and abundant shopping opportunities.
On the 7th (Mon), sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You will leave for Cork on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Waterford

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): hunt for treasures at The English Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and then head off the coast to Spike Island. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, thenstep into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, thencontemplate the long history of Charles Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cork trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Titanic Experience Cobh, Charles Fort
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney attractions planning tool.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Nature Parks
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then get outside with Slea Head Drive.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dingle tour itinerary builder.

Drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Limerick trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Limerick sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Saint Mary's Cathedral ©
Saint Mary's Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Eyre Square.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Galway driving holiday app.

Drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Castlebar.

Things to do in Galway

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

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Castlebar, Ireland

Castlebar ©
Castlebar is the county town of County Mayo, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get a taste of life in the country at Jacks Old Cottage.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Castlebar travel site.

You can drive from Galway to Castlebar in 1.5 hours. September in Castlebar sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Achill Island.

Things to do in Castlebar

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Western Greenway
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Jacks Old Cottage ©
Jacks Old Cottage
National Museum of Ireland - Country Life ©

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nights
Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre (in Ballycroy) and Ceathru Thaidhg (in Belmullet). There's lots more to do: cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sli Grainne Mhaol, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, and explore the activities along Keem Bay.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Achill Island trip maker app.

Drive from Castlebar to Achill Island in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sligo.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Westport, Ceathru Thaidhg
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Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre ©
Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sligo day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Sligo takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mountshannon Eagles, Yeats's Grave
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Yeats's Grave ©
Yeats's Grave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): appreciate the history behind Hands Across the Divide Monument, thensnap pictures at Peace bridge, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Derry travel route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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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 22nd (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, thencontemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally make a trip to Peace Wall. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, thenadmire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, thenget a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Belfast trip itinerary website.

Getting from Derry to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Castletown.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Parliament Buildings ©
Parliament Buildings
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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Castletown, United Kingdom

Castletown ©
On the 24th (Thu), make a trip to Isle of Man Steam Railway, thenstop by Douglas Station, thensteep yourself in history at Castletown Railway Station, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castle Rushen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of St. Lupus, Kirk Malew, don't miss a visit to The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, and then admire the landmark architecture of Yn Thie Thooit.

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Drive from Belfast to Castletown in 5.5 hours. September in Castletown sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Castletown

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Douglas, Yn Thie Thooit, The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
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Castle Rushen ©
Castle Rushen
Douglas Station ©
Douglas Station
Isle of Man Steam Railway ©
Isle of Man Steam Railway

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