12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport and London Stansted Airport. September in London sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

4
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 breweries, museums, sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Old Jameson Distillery, and stroll through Phoenix Park.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from London to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 19°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle, do a tasting at Irish Whiskey Tasting Event, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then appreciate the history behind Kells Priory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at 3D Archery Ireland and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip itinerery planner.

Getting from Dublin to Kilkenny by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Wineries Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kells Priory, 3D Archery Ireland
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 11th (Sun), cruise along Slea Head Drive. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Siopa Ceoil An Daingin - Dingle Music Shop, make a trip to Eask Tower, then take some stellar pictures from Brian de Staic Jeweller, and finally tee off at Castlegregory Golf Club.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Dingle tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Golf

Side Trips

Castlegregory Golf Links, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Brian de Staic Jeweller ©
Brian de Staic Jeweller
Eask Tower ©
Eask Tower

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