20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Waterville, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Fota Island, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Enniskerry, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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day
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 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Spire, then pause for some photo ops at James Joyce Statue, and then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dublin, use our trip itinerary maker.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
The Spire ©
The Spire
James Joyce Statue ©
James Joyce Statue

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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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Belfast, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Walking tours

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Two Bridges Walk, Walled city Londonderry, City Walls, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry and then get to know the fascinating history of The Two Bridges Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Derry trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by bus from Belfast to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Westport.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Westport House, cruise along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Great Western Greenway.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Westport travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Derry to Westport takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Derry in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Westport, with lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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nights
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland

Newmarket-on-Fergus ©
Newmarket-on-Fergus, historically known as Corracatlin, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 1st (Wed), get outside with Dromoland Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Newmarket-on-Fergus travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Westport to Newmarket-on-Fergus in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Newmarket-on-Fergus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Newmarket-on-Fergus

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf
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Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Torc Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Killarney route planner.

You can drive from Newmarket-on-Fergus to Killarney in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Waterville, Ireland

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Charlie Chaplin Statue.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Waterville trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Killarney to Waterville in 1.5 hours. July in Waterville sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Fota Island.
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Charlie Chaplin Statue ©
Charlie Chaplin Statue

1
night
Fota Island, Ireland

Fota Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): play a few rounds at Fota Island Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): admire the striking features of Fota House & Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Fota Island tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Waterville to Fota Island takes 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Fota Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Fota Island Resort ©
Fota Island Resort
Fota House & Gardens ©
Fota House & Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): walk around Kilkenny Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny trip planner.

Drive from Fota Island to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Enniskerry.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks Historic Sites
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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nights
Enniskerry, Ireland

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church and then take in nature's colorful creations at Powerscourt Gardens and House. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Powerscourt Golf Club, then take in the dramatic scenery at Powerscourt Waterfall, and then don't miss a visit to Military Road.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Enniskerry online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Enniskerry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Enniskerry, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Dublin.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

The German Military Cemetery
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Powerscourt Golf Club ©
Powerscourt Golf Club
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall

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nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
See some other sides of Dublin: explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Enniskerry to Dublin in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bushmills is known for nature, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, admire the sheer force of Dunseverick Falls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bushfoot Strand.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, The Dark Hedges
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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