34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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34 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Moscow, Russia
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Wexford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Westport, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Easkey, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
Moscow, Russia

5
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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.
Visit Glendalough Monastic Settlement and Kilmainham Gaol for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Chester Beatty Library and Tayto Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Wicklow Mountains National Park (in Glendalough Village) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin itinerary planner .

Moscow, Russia to Dublin is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in July, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 23°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Tayto Park, Wicklow Mountains National Park
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Glendalough Monastic Settlement ©
Glendalough Monastic Settlement
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
day
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.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Wexford.

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#Historic Sites
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Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

1
day
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, then identify plant and animal life at Irish National Heritage Park, and then kick back and relax at Curracloe Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Wexford trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Kilkenny to Wexford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Wexford sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Wexford

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford Wildfowl Reserve, Curracloe Beach
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Wexford Wildfowl Reserve ©
Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity, examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, take an in-depth tour of Bishop's Palace, then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Melleray Abbey, steep yourself in history at Curraghmore House, then examine the collection at Reginald's Tower, and finally identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Waterford holiday planner .

You can drive from Wexford to Waterford in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Waterford can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Mayfield Birds of Prey, Curraghmore House, Clonea Beach, Mount Melleray Abbey
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Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan) ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
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Mayfield Birds of Prey

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Midleton.

For maps and other tourist information, use the Cork journey website .

You can drive from Waterford to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), you're off toKinsale.

Things to do in Cork

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Breweries

Side Trips

Cobh, Blarney Castle & Gardens, Jameson Distillery Midleton
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Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

2
days
Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Charles Fort, steep yourself in history at James Fort, and then tee off at Old Head Golf Links. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Timoleague Franciscan Friary, contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Michael Collins, then delve into the distant past at Drombeg Stone Circle, and finally stroll through Inchydoney Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale itinerary planner .

Kinsale is very close to Cork. 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 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Golf

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Timoleague Franciscan Friary, Drombeg Stone Circle
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Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Drombeg Stone Circle ©
Drombeg Stone Circle

3
days
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Gap of Dunloe and The Kerry Way. Your inner history buff will appreciate Ross Castle and Muckross House, Gardens & Traditional Farms. Spend the 31st (Tue) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's still lots to do: trek along Torc Mountain Walk, steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Killarney online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Kinsale to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Killarney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trip

Staigue Fort
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park

5
days
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Poulnabrone Dolmen and Aughnanure Castle. Dunguaire Castle and Riverside Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Burren National Park (in Corofin) and Burren Birds of Prey Centre (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Galway Bay, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Wormhole.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Poulnabrone Dolmen, The Wormhole, Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Dunguaire Castle, Burren National Park
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Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Burren Birds of Prey Centre ©
Burren Birds of Prey Centre
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours ©
Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours

4
days
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Great Western Greenway and Ashford Castle. Get some historical perspective at Newport Church and Royal Abbey of Cong. Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Glassilaun Beach (in Leenane), Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre (in Louisburgh) and Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery (in Recess). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, explore by horseback at Drummindoo Stud, and tee off at Westport Golf Club.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Westport trip planner .

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sat) before leaving for Easkey.

Things to do in Westport

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Cong, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Glassilaun Beach, Newport Church, Glen Keen Farm & Visitor Centre
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The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Glassilaun Beach ©
Glassilaun Beach

4
days
Easkey, Ireland

Easkey ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glencolmcille Folk Village and Yeats's Grave. Discover out-of-the-way places like Slieve League and Narin & Portnoo Golf Club. Get out of town with these interesting Easkey side-trips: Daniel O'Donnell Visitor Centre (in Dungloe), Carrickfin Strand (in Annagry) and Strandhill Beach (in Strandhill).

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Easkey trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Westport to Easkey in 1.5 hours. In August in Easkey, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Easkey

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Glencolmcille Folk Village, Strandhill Beach, Yeats's Grave, Carrickfin Strand, Narin & Portnoo Golf Club
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Strandhill Beach ©
Strandhill Beach
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village
Yeats's Grave ©
Yeats's Grave

1
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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.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columba's Church (Long Tower), make a trip to The Bogside Artists, examine the collection at The Siege Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of First Derry Presbyterian Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of City Walls.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Derry online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Easkey to Derry takes 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Derry are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Portrush.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums
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First Derry Presbyterian Church ©
First Derry Presbyterian Church
City Walls ©
City Walls
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower) ©
St. Columba's Church (Long Tower)

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Dunseverick Castle and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portrush road trip website .

Traveling by car from Derry to Portrush takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Portrush can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Bushmills
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Dunseverick Castle ©
Dunseverick Castle

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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.
On the 16th (Thu), examine the collection at SS Nomadic and then contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast itinerary planner .

Drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Scrabo Tower
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Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
On the 17th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip planning website .

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dublin

#Breweries, #Museums
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Jameson Distillery Bow St ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St

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