48 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

48 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

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48 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

Start: Etretat, France
Drive:  5 h 15 min
1
Southampton, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Guildford, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Alnwick, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
+2
Train + Fly + Bus:  9 h
6
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Calgary, Canada

4
nights
Southampton, United Kingdom

Southampton ©
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, race across the water with a speed boat tour, go for a walk through Buckler's Hard, and look for gifts at The Marlands.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Southampton day trip website.

Etretat, France to Southampton is an approximately 7- hour car ride. Traveling from Etretat to Southampton, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Southampton

Historic Sites Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Paultons Park, Bournemouth Beach, Buckler's Hard, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

5
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Venture out of the city with trips to St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill) and Lechlade (Halfpenny Bridge & Lechlade Riverside Park). There's still lots to do: putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Southampton to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Guildford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Bourton-on-the-Water, Chipping Campden, Lechlade, Shipston on Stour
Highlights from your plan
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

14
nights
Guildford, United Kingdom

Guildford ©
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27mi southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.The town has a population of just over 137,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 146,100 inhabitants in 2015.Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way. Venture out of the city with trips to Hever Castle & Gardens (in Hever), Windsor (LEGOLAND Windsor Resort & Windsor Castle) and Don't Get Locked In (in Leighton Buzzard). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry, get engrossed in the history at The Spike, sample the tasty concoctions at Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., and make a trip to St Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Guildford day trip site.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Guildford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Guildford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Windsor, Woking, East Sussex Falconry, St Peter's Church, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ©
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

6
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: York (York Minster & National Railway Museum) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take an in-depth tour of World Museum, and examine the collection at The Beatles Story.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool day trip planning site.

Getting from Guildford to Liverpool by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

York, Great Orme
Highlights from your plan
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

7
nights
Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Change things up with these side-trips from Alnwick: Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alnwick trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Alnwick in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Galway.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Seahouses, Farne Islands, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): stroll around Eyre Square, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, step into the grandiose world of Oranmore Castle, and then make a trip to Quay Street.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Alnwick to Galway in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 10th (Mon), head outdoors with Slea Head Drive and then delve into the distant past at Gallarus Oratory. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Dingle are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Wildlife

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Slea Head Drive
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Killarney online visit planner.

You can drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, take a stroll through Temple Bar, and get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

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

Traveling by train from Killarney to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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