19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Paris, France
Fly + Bus:  6 h 45 min
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
2
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
3
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus + Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 15 min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ross Castle and Muckross Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as Staigue Fort and St. Mary's Cathedral. Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Killarney is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Paris in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Killarney, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Staigue Fort
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Limerick itinerary maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Cliffs of Moher
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
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.
On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hillwalk Tours, and then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Loughwell Farm Park and then explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Limerick to Galway by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Loughwell Farm Park, Aughnanure Castle
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Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk
Loughwell Farm Park ©
Loughwell Farm Park

1
night
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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate, then contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny itinerary planner.

You can drive from Galway to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park

3
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Trim Castle and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. Step out of Dublin to go to Vale of Glendalough and see Glendalough Monastic Settlement, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Dublin vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in Dublin. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Trim Castle, Glendalough Cathedral
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Glendalough Cathedral ©
Glendalough Cathedral

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Giant's Causeway has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Sun), examine the collection at SS Nomadic, contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, then steep yourself in history at Mount Stewart House, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dundrum Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Belfast vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Newtownards, Dundrum Castle, Giant's Causeway
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Mount Stewart ©
Mount Stewart
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at The cavern club, then contemplate the long history of Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, and then identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, then contemplate the long history of Speke Hall, and then contemplate the waterfront views at River Dee.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Liverpool by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

River Dee, Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
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Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens ©
Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens

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nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Loch Ness, Distillery Tours, WOW Scotland Tours, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then get all the information you need at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and then take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, then delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, then examine the collection at Ship Space, and finally see the top attractions with WOW Scotland Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Liverpool to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Liverpool in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inverness, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trips

Loch Ness, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Clava Cairns ©
Clava Cairns
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, and then take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then stroll through Holyrood Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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