8 days in Ireland, Leicester & Manchester Itinerary

8 days in Ireland, Leicester & Manchester Itinerary

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8 days in Ireland, Leicester & Manchester Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
1
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Bunratty, Ireland
— 1 night
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Leicester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Orlando, United States

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 15th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip planner .

Orlando, USA to Kilkenny is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Orlando in August, things will get colder in Kilkenny: highs are around 64°F and lows about 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bunratty.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

1
night
Bunratty, Ireland

Bunratty ©
Unequivocally dedicated to tourism, the small village of Bunratty remains best known for its medieval castle, indisputably the most visited attraction in the region.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle, steep yourself in history at Quin Abbey, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bunratty trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Bunratty takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bunratty

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Quin Abbey, Dromoland Castle
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Quin Abbey ©
Quin Abbey
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

2
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.
On the 18th (Sun), explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin journey planning website .

Getting from Bunratty to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Leicester.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Leicester, United Kingdom

Leicester ©
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. On the 20th (Tue), delve into the distant past at St Nicholas Church, steep yourself in history at Leicester Guildhall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Leicester Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Stoneywell.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Leicester trip itinerary app .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Dublin to Leicester takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in Leicester, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Leicester

Historic Sites Museums
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Leicester Cathedral ©
Leicester Cathedral
Leicester Guildhall ©
Leicester Guildhall
St Nicholas Church ©
St Nicholas Church

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manchester travel planner.

Getting from Leicester to Manchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Manchester are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries Shopping Museums
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Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery

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