13 days in London, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

13 days in London, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

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13 days in London, Galway & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Richmond, United States
Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 15 min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Richmond, United States

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Lanes and Gustamps. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Churchill War Rooms. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip website.

Richmond, USA to London is an approximately 14- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Richmond to London. Traveling from Richmond in August, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 72°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

5
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.
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and King John's Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Salthill Promenade. Venture out of the city with trips to Dog's Bay Beach (in Roundstone), Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor) and Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre and Head underground at Doolin Cave.

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

Getting from London to Galway by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Galway: highs are around 62°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dog's Bay Beach, Cliffs of Moher, Doolin Cave, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre ©
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Temple Bar. Explore hidden gems such as Bru na Boinne and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Venture out of the city with trips to Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Castlecomer Discovery Park (in Castlecomer) and Brittas Bay (in Wicklow). It doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Grafton Street.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Powerscourt Gardens and House, Brittas Bay, Bru na Boinne
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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