24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
National Gallery and Tower of London are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London travel planning website.

Vienna, Austria to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Killarney.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Killarney, Ireland

— 4 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Killarney National Park and Inch Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Carrantoohil. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: The White House Gallery & Cafe (in Kilcrohane), Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra) and Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland and stop by Holden Leathergoods.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Killarney road trip planner.

You can fly from London to Killarney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Galway, Ireland

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Dog's Bay Beach. Get some cultural insight at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Tyrone House. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin) and Connemara Blue (in Clifden). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago and trek along with Hillwalk Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip planning tool.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in December, things will get little chillier in Galway: highs are around 8°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Kilkenny, Ireland

— 5 nights

Marble City

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.
Get outdoors at Ballinoulart Beach and Knockmealdown Mountains. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Hore Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Athassel Priory (in Tipperary), Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & St. Aidan's Cathedral). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church and stroll through Curracloe Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kilkenny holiday builder app.

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

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 explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Guinness Storehouse and Temple Bar are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Grafton Street, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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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.