17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Drive:  1​h
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Ardcath, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
2
Trim, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Killyleagh, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
5
Derry, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
6
Carrick, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Headford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Adare, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
10
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
11
Kenmare, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
13
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
train:  1​h
14
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
15
Wicklow, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
16
Athlone, Ireland
— Few hours
17
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
End: Dublin, Ireland


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Ardcath, Ireland

Ardcath ©
Ardcath is a hamlet in County Meath, Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dowth Passage Tomb as well as Four Knocks.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ardcath trip itinerary planning app .

Dublin to Ardcath is an approximately 1-hour car ride. June in Ardcath sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trim.

Things to do in Ardcath

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Four Knocks, Dowth Passage Tomb
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Four Knocks ©
Four Knocks

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Trim, Ireland

Trim ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hill of Uisneach, Trim Castle, Kells Monastic Site, and other attractions you added.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Trim online travel route planner .

You can drive from Ardcath to Trim in an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Trim can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Killyleagh.

Things to do in Trim

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Donore, Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, Hill of Uisneach, Hill of Slane, Hill of Tara (Temair)
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Newgrange ©
Newgrange
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle

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Killyleagh, United Kingdom

Killyleagh ©
Killyleagh is a village and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. You've now added Inch Abbey to your itinerary.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Killyleagh trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Trim to Killyleagh takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bushmills.

Things to do in Killyleagh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Inch Abbey
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Inch Abbey ©
Inch Abbey

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Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Giant's Causeway.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bushmills attractions app .

You can drive from Killyleagh to Bushmills in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Derry.

Things to do in Bushmills

Nature Parks
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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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.
City Walls has been added to your itinerary.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Derry road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Derry takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Derry, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for Carrick.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
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City Walls ©
City Walls

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Carrick, Ireland

Carrick ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slieve League as well as Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Carrick online vacation planner .

Getting from Derry to Carrick by car takes about 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Carrick

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League ©
Cliffs of Bunglas, Slieve League

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery as well as Knocknarea.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sligo online attractions planner .

Getting from Carrick to Sligo by car takes about 2 hours. In June in Sligo, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Headford.

Things to do in Sligo

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Knocknarea ©
Knocknarea
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery ©
Carrowkeel Passage Tomb Cemetery

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Headford, Ireland

Headford ©
Headford is a town in County Galway, located 26 km north of Galway city in the west of Ireland. You've now added Ross Errily Friary to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ross Errily Friary.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Headford road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Sligo to Headford takes 2 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Headford when traveling from Sligo in June, with lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Adare.

Things to do in Headford

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ross Errily Friary, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Poulnabrone Dolmen, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Poulnabrone Dolmen ©
Poulnabrone Dolmen

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Adare, Ireland

Adare
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Adare trip planner .

Getting from Headford to Adare by car takes about 2 hours. June in Adare sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 51°F at night. You'll set off for Dingle on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Adare

Nightlife Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Fahan BeeHive Huts has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory and then contemplate the long history of Dunbeg Fort. On the next day, cruise along Slea Head Drive and then make a trip to Fahan BeeHive Huts.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Adare to Dingle in 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. You will leave for Kenmare on the 27th (Thu).

Things to do in Dingle

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunbeg Fort, Slea Head Drive
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

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Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
You've now added Ring of Kerry to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Stone Circle and then cruise along Ring of Kerry.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kenmare trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Dingle to Kenmare by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 28th (Fri), you're off toCork.

Things to do in Kenmare

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
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Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

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Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
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.
Cork City Gaol has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Cork City Gaol.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cork trip planning site .

You can drive from Kenmare to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cork

Museums Historic Sites
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Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol

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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.
You've now added Rock of Cashel to your itinerary. On the 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kilkenny online holiday planner .

You can drive from Cork to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
You've added Hook Lighthouse, Waterford Crystal, Reginald's Tower, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 30th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Ahenny High Crosses, take a stroll around Reginald's Tower, and then get all the information you need at Waterford Crystal.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Waterford are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Wicklow.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ahenny High Crosses, Hook Lighthouse
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower
Ahenny High Crosses ©
Ahenny High Crosses

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Wicklow, Ireland

Wicklow ©
Wicklow is the county town of County Wicklow and the capital of the Mid-East Region in Ireland. Powerscourt Gardens and House has been added to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Wicklow online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Wicklow takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Athlone.

Things to do in Wicklow

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House

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Athlone, Ireland

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sean's Bar. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Athlone Castle Visitor Centre and then get a taste of local nightlife at Sean's Bar.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Athlone journey planning app .

Getting from Wicklow to Athlone by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Wicklow in July, expect nights in Athlone to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are slightly colder, around 63°F. On the 3rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Athlone

Nightlife Historic Sites Museums
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Athlone Castle Visitor Centre ©
Athlone Castle Visitor Centre

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin Castle and The Brazen Head. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get a taste of local nightlife at The Brazen Head.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Athlone to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums
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Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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