34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly + Bus:  14​h
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wexford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Liscannor, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus + Ferry:  2​h 30​min
6
Inishmore, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry + Taxi:  2​h 15​min
7
Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Omagh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Lost at Sea Memorial (in Dunmore East) and Waterford (Christ Church Cathedral, John Condon Memorial, &more). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience.

Make your Kilkenny itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Vancouver, Canada to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Kilkenny is 8 hours. When traveling from Vancouver in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Kilkenny, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Wexford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Waterford, Lost at Sea Memorial
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ballykeefe Distillery ©
Ballykeefe Distillery

2
nights
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 8th (Fri), see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Egg Gallery, then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Wells House & Gardens.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Wexford trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kilkenny to Wexford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Wexford

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Wells House & Gardens
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
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Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre ©
The National 1798 Rebellion Centre

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Killarney is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, view the masterpieces at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, and admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Killarney journey planner.

You can drive from Wexford to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Patrick's Church
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Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle is known for historic sites, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, explore the striking landscape at Conor Pass, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eask Tower.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dingle visit planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dingle are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach, Dingle Peninsula
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren, take in nature's colorful creations at Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge., and then take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Head underground at Aillwee Cave, then look for all kinds of wild species at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Doolin Cave.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

County Clare, Ballyvaughan, Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb, Doolin Cave, Doreen Drennan Art Studio, Garden & Lodge.
Find places to stay May 15 — 17:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
The Burren ©
The Burren
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre

2
nights
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Teampall Bhean'in, then contemplate the long history of Dun Aonghasa, then stop by Lia Arann, and finally hike along The Wormhole. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): make a trip to Teampall Chiarain, explore the ancient world of Dun Duchathair, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kilmurvey Beach, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches).

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Getting from Liscannor to Inishmore by combination of bus and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inishmore are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
The Wormhole ©
The Wormhole
Kilmurvey Beach ©
Kilmurvey Beach

3
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Take a break from Westport with a short trip to Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden in Kylemore, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, browse the exhibits of The Quay Gallery, and take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Westport tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Westport in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

3
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.
Galway is known for nightlife, nature, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Wild Atlantic Way, explore the galleries of Galway City Museum, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and walk around Eyre Square.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Galway day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Galway are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Parknabinna Wedge Tomb, Corcomroe Abbey
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Kayaking & Canoeing
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dublin travel route builder .

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

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

2
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, then stroll through Giant's Causeway, then stop by McConaghy's Souvenir Shop, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, stroll through Bushfoot Strand, and then snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills travel route planner.

Drive from Dublin to Bushmills in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bushmills, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Omagh.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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Omagh, United Kingdom

Omagh ©
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll around Gortin Glen Forest Park, make a trip to Dun Uladh Cultural Heritage Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Ulster American Folk Park, then see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, and then relax in the rural setting at Mellon Fun Farm.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Omagh road trip planning site .

You can drive from Bushmills to Omagh in 2 hours. In June in Omagh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Omagh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

National Trust - Castle Coole
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

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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 4th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, then get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Belfast travel route planning app .

You can drive from Omagh to Belfast in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Coast Rd
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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