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 travel 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 Carrantoohil. Take a break from the city and head to Gap of Dunloe and Gougane Barra National Forest Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Killarney: Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill), Skyline Gallery (in Kenmare) and The WhiteHouse Gallery and Wine Bar (in Kilcrohane). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and stop by Holden Leathergoods.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Killarney holiday builder tool.

Fly from London to Killarney in 6.5 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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

For traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Galway trip builder.

You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a 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 · 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 Athassel Priory. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Cashel (Hore Abbey & Rock of Cashel), Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & St. Aidan's Cathedral) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

For ratings and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny road trip planning app.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

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 Christ Church Cathedral 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 travel 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.