27 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

27 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Wexford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Armagh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Waterford, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Wexford, Ireland

— 2 nights
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): cruise along Ring of Hook, then admire the landmark architecture of Tintern Abbey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at Wells House & Gardens, and then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Wexford travel planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Cork Airport and Shannon Airport. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to Dublin.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Wexford to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Wexford in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Dublin, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Armagh.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Armagh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Armagh is the county town of County Armagh in Northern Ireland, as well as a civil parish. On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) and then stroll around Gosford Forest Park. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs, then walk around Kilbroney Park, and then stroll around Slieve Gullion Forest Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Armagh road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Armagh takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Armagh

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (in Ballintoy) and Coast Rd (in Larne). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and don't miss a visit to Ulster Historical Foundation.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Armagh to Belfast in an hour. In June in Belfast, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Derry, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Maiden City

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.
On the 13th (Mon), snap pictures at Peace Bridge. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Tower Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Derry journey builder site.

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Derry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

Sligo, Ireland

— 2 nights
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stroll around Lough Key Forest and Activity Park, then discover the riches below the earth's surface at Arigna Mining Experience, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Strandhill Beach. On the 16th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sligo Abbey, then stroll the grounds of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and then take in the awesome beauty at Knocknarea.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sligo trip tool.

Traveling by car from Derry to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Sligo, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Westport.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 17:

Westport, Ireland

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 17th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Westport House and then grab your bike and head to The Great Western Greenway.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Westport online journey planner.

You can drive from Sligo to Westport in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in June, plan for little chillier nights in Westport, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 18:

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 18th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Galway Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then don't miss a visit to Quay Street, and finally stroll around Eyre Square.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Westport to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 18 — 20:

Limerick, Ireland

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take a pleasant ride with Castlefergus Equestrian and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Hunt Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Limerick day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Limerick are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 22:

Cork, Ireland

— 2 nights

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, then take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, then step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cork vacation builder app.

Drive from Limerick to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 24th (Fri), you're off to Waterford.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Waterford, Ireland

— 3 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Hook Lighthouse (in Fethard On Sea), Cashel (Rock of Cashel & Hore Abbey) and Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and admire the striking features of Bishop's Palace.

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You can drive from Cork to Waterford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

County Londonderry travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Bridges · History Museums
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.