26 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Limerick, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Limerick, Ireland — 3 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Family-friendly places like Dolphinwatch and Bunratty Castle & Folk Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Limerick with a short trip to Scattery Island in Kilrush, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens, appreciate the history behind O'Connell Statue, stop by The Lawrence Collection, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Limerick journey planner.

Durham, USA to Limerick is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Limerick is 5 hours. Traveling from Durham in June, you will find days in Limerick are cooler (65°F), and nights are a bit cooler (51°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Galway.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 11:

Galway, Ireland — 3 nights

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.
Attractions like The Burren and The Great Western Greenway make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Ireland's School of Falconry (in Cong) and Westport House (in Westport). Spend the 12th (Sun) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Galway road trip app.

You can drive from Limerick to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:

Kilkenny, Ireland — 2 nights

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 15th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on things with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, and finally delve into the distant past at Hore Abbey.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Galway in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. The adventure continues: walk around St Stephens Green, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Cockermouth, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater and then examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere Lake and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in June since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Bowness-on-Windermere, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bowness-on-Windermere trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Cockermouth to Bowness-on-Windermere in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Blackburn.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 24:

Blackburn, United Kingdom — 1 night

Blackburn is a large town in Lancashire, England. On the 25th (Sat), cool off at Waves Water Fun Centre, then contemplate the waterfront views at Turton and Entwistle Reservoir, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Blackburn Old Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Blackburn online trip planner.

Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Blackburn in 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Blackburn can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cardiff.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 25:

Cardiff, United Kingdom — 1 night

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take a tour by water with Bay Island Voyages, then brush up on your military savvy at Firing Line Museum of The Queen's Dragoon Guards and The Royal Welsh at Cardiff Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff online journey planner.

You can drive from Blackburn to Cardiff in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Weston super Mare.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Weston-super-Mare is a seaside town in Somerset, England, on the Bristol Channel 18mi south west of Bristol between Worlebury Hill and Bleadon Hill. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Roman Baths and Cheddar Gorge. Explore Weston super Mare's surroundings by going to Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol) and Bath (The Jane Austen Centre, American Museum & Gardens, &more). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Team Savage MMA - Weston super mare, take a leisurely stroll along Grand Pier, laugh and play at Puxton Park, and admire all the interesting features of Weston-Super-Mare Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Weston super Mare tour builder app.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Weston super Mare takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in Weston super Mare are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.
Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Weston super Mare to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 3:

Ireland travel guide

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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

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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.