24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin online trip planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Dublin. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Buenos Aires in October; daily highs in Dublin reach 16°C and lows reach 8°C. On the 30th (Sun), you're off to Belfast.
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Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You'll set off for Bushmills on the 31st (Mon).
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Bushmills, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): go for a walk through The Dark Hedges, then take in the pleasant sights at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Causeway Coastal Route.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Belfast to Bushmills in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Bushmills sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Galway.
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Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Breweries & Distilleries
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Galway, Ireland — 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Galway journey site.

You can drive from Bushmills to Galway in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bushmills in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Galway, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Dingle.
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Dingle, Ireland — 2 nights

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dingle Distillery. On the next day, cruise along Slea Head Drive.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Dingle road trip planner.

You can drive from Galway to Dingle in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. November in Dingle sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.
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Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Wildlife · Tours
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Kilkenny, Ireland

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 5th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, then take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny online trip maker.

You can drive from Dingle to Kilkenny in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Kilkenny, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

On the 5th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Temple Bar, then take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip website.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route website.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Yorkshire Antiques.com, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and then go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the York route planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 11th (Fri), you'll travel to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 1 day

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at National Football Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from York to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Manchester sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.
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Cardiff, United Kingdom — 1 night

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and then contemplate the long history of Big Pit National Coal Museum. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of John Batchelor, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Cardiff takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Bath, United Kingdom — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step out of London with an excursion to Coda Falconry in Hounslow--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London visit app.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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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.
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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.
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County Antrim travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Bridges · Castles
The rugged landscapes of County Antrim include the Giant’s Causeway, a World Heritage Site widely regarded as one of the most striking locations in the world. The area is also known for its production of whiskey, as well as the lively nightlife of the modern seaside resorts. The county’s coastal scenery is part of a giant outdoor adventure playground, with challenging hiking trails and rock-climbing sites fit for the most extreme adventure-seekers. Evade crowding at the county’s most popular sites by visiting numerous quaint villages nestled deep inside lush river valleys.
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County Kerry travel guide

4.6
National Parks · Gardens · Nightlife
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.
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