16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Fly + bus:  16​h 30​min
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Change things up with a short trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Killarney trip planner .

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Killarney is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in June, with highs in Killarney at 64°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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nights
Kilkenny, Ireland

Kilkenny ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, walk around Kilkenny Castle, then make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Ferns Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Ferns Castle, Rock of Cashel
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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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.
On the 10th (Wed), examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll around St Stephens Green, then make a trip to Merrion Square, and finally wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around Phoenix Park, and then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planner.

Take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, then take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. On the next day, make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno visit planning tool .

Getting from Dublin to Llandudno by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Conwy Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: join in the after-dark buzz at Coca-Cola London Eye, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Llandudno to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 63°F to lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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