12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive
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Cobh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cashel, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive
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Clogher, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Ballygawley, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
10
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head, take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, and then make a trip to Temple Bar.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online visit planner.

Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Dublin is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in Dublin at 62°F and lows at 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Neighborhoods
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Galway, Ireland

City of the Tribes

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.
For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Galway online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Galway, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. On the 7th (Wed), you're off to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. On the 8th (Thu), you'll travel to Cork.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Cork, Ireland

Rebel City

One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Blarney Castle & Gardens and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork road trip site.

Drive from Dublin to Cork in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cork are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Cork

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Cobh, Ireland

Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): head off the coast to Spike Island.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Cobh day trip planner.

You can drive from Cork to Cobh in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Cobh sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Cashel.

Things to do in Cobh

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cashel using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cobh to Cashel takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Cashel can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. You'll set off for Kilkenny on the 10th (Sat).

Things to do in Cashel

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Kilkenny, Ireland

Marble City

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 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny travel app.

You can drive from Cashel to Kilkenny in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. September in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Clogher.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites
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Clogher, United Kingdom

Clogher is a village and civil parish in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Clogher travel planner.

Getting from Kilkenny to Clogher by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Clogher sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. You'll set off for Ballygawley on the 11th (Sun).

Things to do in Clogher

Parks · Nature · Spas · Adventure
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Ballygawley, United Kingdom

Ballygawley or Ballygawly is a Town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): do some rugged touring at Todds Leap Activity Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ballygawley online route planner.

Ballygawley is just a short distance from Clogher. In September in Ballygawley, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Ballygawley

Adventure · Outdoors · Parks
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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. You've now added Giant's Causeway to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bushmills itinerary maker app.

Getting from Ballygawley to Bushmills by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bushmills are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks · Nature
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Dublin, Ireland

Fair City

Take a break from Dublin with a short trip to Howth Head in Howth, about 30 minutes away. See even more of Dublin: enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take an in-depth tour of National Library of Ireland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bushmills in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 48°F. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to home.

Things to do in Dublin

Side Trip

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Ireland travel guide

4.4
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.