20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Shawnee, United States
Drive + Fly:  14 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Glendalough Village, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
4
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Kenmare, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
10
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
11
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
13
Trim, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  16 h 15 min
End: Shawnee, United States

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 Dublin Visitor Centre, Ha'penny Bridge, An Post General Post Office, and other attractions you added. On the 6th (Mon), get all the information you need at Dublin Visitor Centre, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, then see the interesting displays at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then ponder the world of politics at An Post General Post Office, and finally snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then make a trip to Wall of Fame, and finally don't miss a visit to The Spire.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Dublin day trip website.

Shawnee, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Shawnee to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in July, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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hours
Glendalough Village, Ireland

Glendalough Village
Wicklow Mountains National Park has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Glendalough Village trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Glendalough Village in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Glendalough Village can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, Kilkenny City Tours, St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then stroll around Kilfane Waterfall and Glen, and then appreciate the history behind Kells Priory. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, squeeze the most out of the city with Kilkenny City Tours, stroll through Kilkenny Castle, then explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

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Getting from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Kells Priory
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kells Priory ©
Kells Priory
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

2
nights
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.
Reginald's Tower has been added to your itinerary. On the next day, stop by BEBHINN, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, then take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, and finally stroll around Irish National Heritage Park.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Waterford day trip site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Waterford sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, Irish National Heritage Park
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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience ©
Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate the long history of James Fort, take in nature's colorful creations at Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance, take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, learn about all things military at Irish Veterans Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kinsale online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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James Fort ©
James Fort
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Kinsale Mead Co ©
Kinsale Mead Co

1
night
Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ring of Kerry. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stroll around Gleninchaquin Park.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kenmare travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Wildlife Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
You've now added Great Blasket Island to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church and don't miss a visit to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle vacation maker.

Drive from Kenmare to Dingle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Dingle sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Great Blasket Island
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Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. On the 17th (Fri), cruise along Wild Atlantic Way. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Galway travel planner.

Drive from Dingle to Galway in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dingle in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 51°F. You'll set off for Westport on the 19th (Sun).

Things to do in Galway

Nature Parks Scenic Drive
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Highlights from your plan
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Westport online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Derry.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Derry route maker site.

Getting from Westport to Derry by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Derry, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Derry

Museums
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Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

1
night
Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Dunseverick Castle.

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Traveling by car from Derry to Portrush takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dunseverick Castle
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Dunseverick Castle ©
Dunseverick Castle

1
night
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 22nd (Wed), examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol and then don't miss a visit to Peace Wall.

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Traveling by car from Portrush to Belfast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Trim.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

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Trim, Ireland

Trim
For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Trim online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Trim takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Trim

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin online travel route builder.

Drive from Trim to Dublin in an hour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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