18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Corofin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 1 day

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.
To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 10th (Sat), you're off to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Grafton Street as well as Trinity College Dublin. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Rock of Cashel as well as Kilkenny Famine Experience. On the 12th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel and then make a trip to Kilkenny Famine Experience. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kilkenny using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 3 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Killarney National Park as well as Dingle Peninsula. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see St. Patrick's Church in Kenmare, approximately Kenmare away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Ring of Kerry and get great views at Moll's Gap.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip site.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Killarney in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Corofin.
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Corofin, Ireland — 1 night

You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. On the 17th (Sat), stroll through Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk and then walk around Burren National Park. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Corofin day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Corofin takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin route site.

Traveling by car from Corofin to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to London.
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London travel planning app.

Getting from Dublin to London by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Kingston-upon-Hull.
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom — 1 night

Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Your day by day itinerary now includes University of Hull, Hull's Old Town and The Humber Bridge. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the views from The Humber Bridge, then make a trip to Hull's Old Town, and then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at University of Hull.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kingston-upon-Hull itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Kingston-upon-Hull takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kingston-upon-Hull are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York trip maker.

You can drive from Kingston-upon-Hull to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): make a trip to Big Ben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Trafalgar Square and then don't miss a visit to Covent Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London travel route builder site.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. You will leave for home on the 25th (Sun).
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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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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.
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Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.
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