24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in London & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Vienna, Austria
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  5 h 30 min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Vienna, Austria

5
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.
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, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London travel planning website.

Vienna, Austria to London is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. 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 travel to Killarney.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
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: Gougane Barra National Forest Park (in Gougane Barra), Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill) and The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar (in Kilcrohane). It doesn't end there: stop by Skyline Gallery and contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from London to Killarney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in Killarney sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gougane Barra National Forest Park, Inch Beach, Holden Leathergoods, Carriganass Castle, Skyline Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:
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Carrantoohil ©
Carrantoohil
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Tyrone House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin), Connemara Blue (in Clifden) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). It doesn't end there: explore the wide array of goods at OMG Zhivago and trek along with Hillwalk Tours.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Killarney in December, with highs in Galway at 8°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Irish Crafts - Doolin, Burren National Park, Connemara Blue, Tyrone House
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

5
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.
Get outdoors at Knockmealdown Mountains and Curracloe Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: St. Aidan's Cathedral (in Enniscorthy), Cashel (Hore Abbey & Rock of Cashel) and Ballinoulart Beach (in Wexford). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Athassel Priory and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny vacation app.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Cashel, Knockmealdown Mountains, St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Athassel Priory
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach

5
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Christ Church Cathedral. Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and shop like a local with Grafton Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dublin attractions planner.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Dublin are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

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