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

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 The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London trip planning site.

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. Traveling from Vienna to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Killarney.
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 Inch Beach. 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: The White House Gallery & Cafe (in Kilcrohane), Skyline Gallery (in Kenmare) and Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Carrantoohil, contemplate the long history 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 4.5 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.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trips
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Galway, Ireland — 4 nights

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 in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Burren National Park. Get some cultural insight at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Tyrone House. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Irish Crafts - Doolin (in Doolin), Connemara Blue (in Clifden) and Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone). The adventure continues: browse the range of quality goods at OMG Zhivago and trek along with Hillwalk Tours.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Galway road trip planning tool.

Getting from Killarney to Galway by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in December, things will get little chillier in Galway: highs are around 8°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.
Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 5 nights

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 Curracloe Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Rock of Cashel. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre & St. Aidan's Cathedral), Hore Abbey (in Cashel) and Knockmealdown Mountains (in Clogheen). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Athassel Priory and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Collegiate Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny vacation app.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.
Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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Dublin, Ireland — 5 nights

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 Christ Church Cathedral. Guinness Storehouse and Dublin Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, and wander the streets of Grafton Street.

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 fly back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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.