31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Lethbridge, Canada
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Fethard On Sea, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
10
Ballintoy, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
11
Kylemore, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
12
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Lethbridge, Canada

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hill of Tara (Temair). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

Lethbridge, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lethbridge to Dublin is 7 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lethbridge in October since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Hill of Tara (Temair)
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 21:
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): browse the exhibits of HMS Caroline, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then take an in-depth tour of Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast vacation planner.

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 23:
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the exciting artwork at The Blackbird Gallery, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 25:
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, make a trip to Shannon Heritage, then explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Limerick travel route website .

Drive from Kilkenny to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Limerick, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bunratty
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, Head underground at Doolin Cave, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally kick back and relax at Lahinch Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Liscannor using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Limerick to Liscannor takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Liscannor, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Doolin Cave, Lahinch Beach, Poulnabrone Dolmen
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen
Lahinch Beach ©
Lahinch Beach

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 28th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass and then cruise along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gallarus Oratory, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Dingle Oceanworld, and finally take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Liscannor to Dingle by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October in Dingle, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Conor Pass ©
Conor Pass

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 30th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, and then make a trip to Ladies' View. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Killarney online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

Before you visit Cork, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Cork, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fethard On Sea.

Things to do in Cork

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:
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Spike Island ©
Spike Island
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

4
nights
Fethard On Sea, Ireland

Fethard On Sea ©
Hook Lighthouse has been added to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fethard On Sea side-trips: New Ross (Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center & New Ross Books), Kilmore Quay (Kilmore Quay Harbour & Saltee Islands) and Quadventure (in Clonroche).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fethard On Sea trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cork to Fethard On Sea takes 2.5 hours. November in Fethard On Sea sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ballintoy.

Things to do in Fethard On Sea

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

New Ross, Kilmore Quay, Hook Head, County Wexford, Dunbrody Abbey
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Quadventure ©
Quadventure
Ballyhack Castle ©
Ballyhack Castle
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

3
nights
Ballintoy, United Kingdom

Ballintoy ©
Ballintoy is a small village, townland (of 274 acres) and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've now added Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge to your itinerary. Step out of Ballintoy with an excursion to Rathlin Island in Rathlin Island--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bonamargie Friary, stroll through Ballycastle Beach, and head outdoors with Antrim Coast Road.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballintoy online holiday planner .

You can drive from Fethard On Sea to Ballintoy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Kylemore.

Things to do in Ballintoy

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Antrim Coast Road, The Dark Hedges, Rathlin Island
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 9:
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The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle

3
nights
Kylemore, Ireland

Kylemore ©
Established on the same grounds as Kylemore Castle, Kylemore Abbey monastery was founded in 1920 for Benedictine nuns who escaped from Belgium during World War I.
You've now added Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): appreciate the views at Doolough Valley, cruise along Killadoon Standing Stone, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Renvyle Castle and then take in the awesome beauty at Twelve Bens of Connemara.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kylemore day trip site .

Drive from Ballintoy to Kylemore in 5.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 12th (Tue).

Things to do in Kylemore

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

County Galway, Killadoon Standing Stone, Doolough Valley
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
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Twelve Bens of Connemara ©
Twelve Bens of Connemara
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel

3
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've now added Giant's Causeway to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, then kick back and relax at Causeway Coastal Route, and finally sample the fine beverages at Bushmills Distillery. On the next day, explore the activities along River Bush, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls, then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and finally snap pictures at Peace bridge.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bushmills road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kylemore to Bushmills takes 5 hours. In November in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Derry, Dunluce Castle
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
City Walls ©
City Walls

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