24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

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24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

Vienna, Austria
Fly:  5​h 15​min
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train + bus + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Vienna, Austria

5
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and Tower of London. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Vienna, Austria to London is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Vienna in November, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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British Museum ©
British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

4
days
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get some cultural insight at The WhiteHouse Gallery and Carriganass Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Killarney National Park and Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Get out of town with these interesting Killarney side-trips: Inch Beach (in Inch), Skyline Gallery (in Kenmare) and Holden Leathergoods (in Dingle). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Carrantoohil.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Killarney itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from London to Killarney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

The WhiteHouse Gallery, Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Carriganass Castle, Inch Beach, Skyline Gallery
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Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

4
days
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Cliffs of Moher and Scuba & Snorkeling. Get in touch with nature at Dog's Bay Beach and The Burren. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Irish Crafts (in Doolin), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Connemara Blue (in Clifden). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hillwalk Tours, explore the ancient world of Tyrone House, and look for gifts at OMG @ Zhivago.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Galway travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in December, Galway is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Connemara Blue, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach, Burren National Park, Irish Crafts - Doolin
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

4
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Hore Abbey. Step off the beaten path and head to Knockmealdown Mountains and St. Aidan's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel), Athassel Priory (in Tipperary), Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip generator.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Cashel, Curracloe Beach, Knockmealdown Mountains, Ballinoulart Beach
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Knockmealdown Mountains ©
Knockmealdown Mountains
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

6
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol and Grafton Street. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, explore the galleries of Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip generator.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Dublin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

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