36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Cavan, Ireland
— 1 day
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. St. Paul's Cathedral and Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, get engrossed in the history at British Library, and make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker tool.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games

7
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Birks of Aberfeldy will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), The Black Watch Castle & Museum (in Perth) and Linlithgow (Blackness Castle & Linlithgow Palace). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, get engrossed in the history at Discovery Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Edinburgh takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in October, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

5
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and House for an Art Lover. Head to The Glasgow School of Art and Merchant Cityfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Dumbarton (Dumbarton Castle & Denny Tank Museum). There's much more to do: stroll through Glasgow West End, explore the world behind art at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House.

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You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Glasgow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Belfast, United Kingdom

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum, then examine the collection at HMS Caroline, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally browse the different shops at Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Shankill Road, wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at MAC, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Malachy's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, and finally see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Belfast, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cavan.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Cavan, Ireland

Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Burren Coastline Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Deerpark Forest Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cavan day trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Cavan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cavan

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Kilkenny, Ireland

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Mount Juliet Estate, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cavan to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Outdoors
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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the activities along Lough Leane, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, tee off at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, explore the galleries of Dingle Artworks, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then stop by John Weldon Jewellers, and finally make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

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Limerick, Ireland

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pery's Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Limerick trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums
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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 25th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, stop by Moher Cottage, trek along Hag's Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor day trip planning site.

Getting from Limerick to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Liscannor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Galway, Ireland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Athenry Dominican Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stop by Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally appreciate the views at Doo Lough Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway vacation planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Westport, Ireland

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, browse the exhibits of The Quay Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Dublin, Ireland

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 and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Do your shopping at Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Donore (Bru na Boinne & Newgrange), Howth Hills (in Howth) and Malahide Castle (in Malahide). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dublin journey builder website.

Drive from Westport to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

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.