12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Milan, Italy
Fly:  4​h 45​min
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Clifden, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Milan, Italy

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night
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the views from Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at British Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and then don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read London vacation trip planner.

Turin, Italy to London is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Turin to London. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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British Museum ©
British Museum
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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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 sightseeing, breweries, museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from London to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from London in October, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Dublin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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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 28th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Dunmore Cave, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny tour planner.

Drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Breweries, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Dunmore Cave
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny ©
Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny
Dunmore Cave ©
Dunmore Cave

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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 29th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and then make a trip to Ladies' View.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney tour planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Killarney by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Clifden.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

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nights
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
Discover out-of-the-way places like O`Dalaigh Jewellers and Safaris. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifden: Cong (Royal Abbey of Cong & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island & The Great Western Greenway). The adventure continues: stop by Hehirs Of Clifden, don't miss a visit to Sky Rd, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the Clifden itinerary builder.

Drive from Killarney to Clifden in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Clifden, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Clifden

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Shopping

Side Trips

Westport, Cottage Handcrafts, Royal Abbey of Cong, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Sky Rd ©
Sky Rd

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