31 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Ottawa Itinerary

31 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Ottawa Itinerary

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Wicklow, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkee, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway and then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at City Chambers, walk around Pollok Country Park, then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally stroll around Kelvingrove Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow online trip planner.

Ottawa, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in September, you will find days in Glasgow are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Pollok Country Park ©
Pollok Country Park

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, get great views at Calton Hill, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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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.
On the 23rd (Fri), make a trip to The Bank House, cruise along Coast Rd, and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Divis, don't miss a visit to City Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Belfast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Nature · Parks · Museums · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. On the 28th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Lugnaquilla and then hike along The Wicklow Way.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wicklow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wicklow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Wicklow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Wicklow

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
The Wicklow Way ©
The Wicklow Way
Lugnaquilla ©
Lugnaquilla

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Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©

Marble City

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Aidan's Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and finally tee off at Carrigleade Golf Course.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wicklow to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and then get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience and then see the interesting displays at Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Waterford tour planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 2:
Highlights from your plan
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

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Cashel, Ireland

Cashel ©
A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Glen of Aherlow and then catch the contagious excitement of Tipperary Racecourse. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Swiss Cottage.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cashel trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Waterford to Cashel in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cashel are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Nature · Casinos · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Hore Abbey ©
Hore Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle

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Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, and then tee off at Old Head Golf Links. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Giles Norman Photography Gallery, stop by Aunty Nellie's Sweet Shop Kinsale, stop by Stone Mad Gallery, stop by Kinsale Silver, then look for gifts at Kinsale Crystal, and finally steep yourself in history at Charles Fort.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kinsale vacation maker website.

You can drive from Cashel to Kinsale in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping · Golf · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Kinsale Silver ©
Kinsale Silver
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Crystal ©
Kinsale Crystal

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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.
On the 7th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Innisfallen Island, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Killarney trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get outside with Slea Head Drive. Keep things going the next day: stop by Dingle Crystal, enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower, then look for gifts at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, and finally stop by Brian de Staic Jeweller.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Dingle trip builder site.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kilkee.

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop ©
Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller

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Kilkee, Ireland

Kilkee ©
Kilkee is a small coastal town in County Clare, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): head off the coast to Scattery Island, trek along Clare Coastal Walk Project, and then stroll through Cliffs of Moher. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): go for a walk through Kilkee Cliff Walk and then identify plant and animal life at Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkee route tool.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkee in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Kilkee

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkee Cliff Walk ©
Kilkee Cliff Walk
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre ©
Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre

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Galway, Ireland

Galway ©

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.
On the 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, then browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago, and then trek along with Hillwalk Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Kilkee to Galway in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Galway

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hillwalk Tours ©
Hillwalk Tours
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop ©
Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

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Ottawa, Canada

Ottawa ©

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Ottawa is known for museums, nature, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Parliament Hill and Buildings, appreciate the history behind National War Memorial, stop by Cats R Us Cat Boutique, and contemplate the waterfront views at Rideau Canal National Historic Site.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ottawa trip planning app.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Galway to Ottawa in 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Galway to Ottawa. In October, daily temperatures in Ottawa can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Canada ©
National Gallery of Canada
Parliament Hill and Buildings ©
Parliament Hill and Buildings
ByWard Market ©
ByWard Market

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