16 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kinsale, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
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Strokestown, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Tywyn, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Newman University Church, walk around St Stephens Green, then admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): stop by Temple Bar, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at GPO Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin online trip itinerary builder.

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Dublin, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in July, things will get little chillier in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Wexford.
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Wexford, Ireland — 1 night

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Wexford vacation builder tool.

Getting from Dublin to Wexford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dublin in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Wexford, with lows around 16°C. On the 17th (Sun), you'll travel to Waterford.
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Waterford, Ireland — 1 night

Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, examine the collection at King of the Vikings, get into the urban bustle at Reginald's Tower, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Bishop's Palace.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Waterford trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Wexford to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale, Ireland

Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
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Drive from Waterford to Kinsale in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 1 night

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 18th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Tue) before leaving for Galway.
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Galway, Ireland

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.
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You can drive from Killarney to Galway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Killarney in July, Galway is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Strokestown.
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Strokestown, Ireland — 1 night

Strokestown, historically called Bellanamullia and Bellanamully, is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Strokestown itinerary maker website.

Drive from Galway to Strokestown in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Strokestown can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. You'll set off for Dublin on the 20th (Wed).
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 day

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

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Traveling by car from Strokestown to Dublin takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stop by Classic Diamonds, then examine the collection at Cadbury World, then contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and finally get outside with Flatout Factory. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then wander the streets of Gas Street Basin.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham travel planning site.

Fly from Dublin to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 23rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then don't miss a visit to Statue of John Batchelor, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, pause for some serene contemplation at Bristol Cathedral, then snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally get to know the resident critters at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Cardiff in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Swansea.
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Swansea, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): kick back and relax at Oxwich Bay, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rhossili Bay, then look for gifts at Gower Salt Marsh Lamb, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kidwelly Castle, then see the interesting displays at Dylan Thomas Birthplace, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swansea online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Swansea takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Swansea are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pembroke.
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Pembroke, United Kingdom — 1 night

Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Tenby Castle, then kick back and relax at Tenby Castle Beach, then step into the grandiose world of Pembroke Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Barafundle Beach.

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Getting from Swansea to Pembroke by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tywyn.
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Tywyn, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Tywyn, formerly Towyn, is a town and seaside resort on the Cardigan Bay coast of southern Gwynedd, Wales, and also the largest town in the south. On the 28th (Thu), play a few rounds at Aberdovey Golf Club, identify plant and animal life at Dyfi Osprey Project, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dolgoch Falls, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Tywyn Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tywyn day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pembroke to Tywyn takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

On the 29th (Fri), look for gifts at Classic Diamonds.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Birmingham journey maker app.

Drive from Tywyn to Birmingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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