21 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Dubai Itinerary

21 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Dubai Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Epsom, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Liscannor, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary maker tool.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you're off to Highcliffe.
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Highcliffe, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Stonehenge as well as Highclere Castle.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Highcliffe itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from London to Highcliffe takes 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Epsom on the 26th (Fri).
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Epsom, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Epsom is a market town in Surrey, England, 13.7mi south south-west of London, located between Ashtead and Ewell. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Epsom trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Highcliffe to Epsom takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Highcliffe in August since evenings lows in Epsom dip to 17°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Titanic Belfast as well as Crumlin Road Gaol. On the 28th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Epsom to Belfast takes 10 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Derry.
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Derry, United Kingdom — 1 night

Maiden City

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.
For more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Derry road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Derry, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Tue) before leaving for Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway trip tool.

Getting from Derry to Galway by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Derry in August since evenings lows in Galway dip to 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Liscannor.
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Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): hike along Guerin's Path and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cliffs of Moher.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip builder site.

You can drive from Galway to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Liscannor sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 2 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Killarney Horse & Carriage Tours as well as Dingle Peninsula. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): see the top attractions with Killarney Horse & Carriage Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): appreciate the history behind King Puck, head outdoors with Dingle Peninsula, browse the exhibits of Blennerville Windmill, then identify plant and animal life at Tralee Bay Wetlands Eco and Activity Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally steep yourself in history at Muckross Abbey.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney road trip app.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Killarney takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Killarney, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 1 night

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oliver's Cemetery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ireland Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Cork takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Cork, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kilkenny.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle, Medieval Mile Museum and Smithwick's Experience. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cork to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
You've now added Guinness Storehouse to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): wander the streets of Temple Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around St Stephens Green, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Sea Safari Tours, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then learn about all things military at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, and finally examine the collection at National Leprechaun Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dublin online visit planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You'll set off for Dubai on the 5th (Mon).
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates — 4 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Museum of Illusions. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Marina Beach and La Mer. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Murjan Splash Park & Qasr Al Watan), Sharjah (Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization & Al Noor Mosque) and Al Ain (Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum & Qasr al Muwaiji). There's lots more to do: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, see the interesting displays at Coffee museum, cool off at Splash n Party, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dubai trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Dubai takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Gulf Standard Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Dublin in September, things will get warmer in Dubai: highs are around 46°C and lows about 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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Christchurch travel guide

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Wildlife Areas · Theme Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Christchurch is a borough and town on the south coast of England. The town adjoins Bournemouth in the west and the New Forest lies to the east. Historically in the county of Hampshire, it became part of the administrative county of Dorset in the 1974 reorganisation of local government. Covering an area of, Christchurch had a 2013 population of 48,368, making it the fourth most populous town in Dorset, closely behind Weymouth which has a population of 54,539.Founded in the 7th century at the confluence of the rivers Avon and Stour which flow into Christchurch Harbour, the town was originally named Twynham but became known as Christchurch following the construction of the priory in 1094. The town developed into an important trading port and was fortified in the 9th century. Further defences were added in the 12th century with the construction of a castle which was destroyed by the Parliamentarian Army during the English Civil War. During the 18th and 19th centuries smuggling flourished in Christchurch and became one of the town's most lucrative industries. The town was heavily fortified during Second World War as a precaution against an expected invasion and in 1940 an Airspeed factory was established on the town's airfield which manufactured aircraft for the Royal Air Force.

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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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