41 days in Southern England, Ireland & Wales Itinerary

41 days in Southern England, Ireland & Wales Itinerary

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1
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
2
Newquay, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
6
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
7
Begelly, United Kingdom
— 1 night
8
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 4 nights


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6
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The White Cliffs of Dover and Sky Garden. Explore London's surroundings by going to Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take in the views from Millennium Bridge.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planning app.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dover, Canterbury Cathedral
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral

5
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Newquay, United Kingdom

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porthmeor Beach and Perranporth Beach. Bring the kids along to Fistral Beach Bar and Carbis Bay Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), Tintagel (The Old Post Office & Tintagel Castle) and St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & Porthminster Beach). The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Paradise Park, admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, contemplate the long history of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and make a trip to Truro Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Newquay trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from London to Newquay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Tintagel, Paradise Park, St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Paradise Park ©
Paradise Park

4
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore hidden gems such as Killarney National Park and Blarney Castle & Gardens. Family-friendly places like Ladies' View and Fota Wildlife Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Killarney with an excursion to University College Cork (UCC) in Cork--about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Gap of Dunloe, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Killarney trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Newquay to Killarney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. October in Killarney sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cork, Fota Wildlife Park, St. Patrick's Church
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Fota Wildlife Park ©
Fota Wildlife Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

5
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kilkenny Castle and St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower. Bring the kids along to Curracloe Beach and Seal Rescue Ireland. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Gravity Extreme Adventure (in Courtown), The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Rock of Cashel (in Cashel). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Hook Lighthouse, walk around Irish National Heritage Park, see the interesting displays at King of the Vikings, and explore the galleries of Reginald's Tower.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny attractions planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Courtown, Waterford, 3D Archery Ireland, Curracloe Beach, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Curracloe Beach ©
Curracloe Beach
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park

6
nights
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.
Escape Boats has been added to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dublin Zoo and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, make a trip to Merrion Square, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Escape Boats ©
Escape Boats
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Zoo ©
Dublin Zoo

6
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Discover out-of-the-way places like GreenWood Forest Park and Beaumaris Castle. Kids will enjoy Barmouth Beach and Great Orme. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Conwy (Conwy Castle, Conwy Town Walls, &more) and Llandudno (Llandudno Pier & Llandudno Promenade). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Adventure Trail.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Caernarfon vacation planner.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Begelly.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Beaumaris Castle, Snowdon, National Slate Museum
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Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
GreenWood Forest Park ©
GreenWood Forest Park
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

1
night
Begelly, United Kingdom

Begelly ©
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): meet the residents at Folly Farm.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Begelly online trip planner.

Drive from Caernarfon to Begelly in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Begelly, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Begelly

Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Parks
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Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm

4
nights
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paultons Park and Godshill Model Village. Kids will enjoy Monkey Haven and Isle of Wight Steam Railway. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Mary Rose and learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth online route planner.

You can drive from Begelly to Portsmouth in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 10th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Osborne House, Paultons Park, Monkey Haven, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park
Monkey Haven ©
Monkey Haven
Godshill Model Village ©
Godshill Model Village

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