43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
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Waterford, Ireland
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Kinsale, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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Killarney, Ireland
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Dingle, Ireland
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Limerick, Ireland
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Liscannor, Ireland
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Galway, Ireland
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Westport, Ireland
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Sligo, Ireland
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom
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Derry, United Kingdom
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Portrush, United Kingdom
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Ballycastle, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around Phoenix Park, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

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Belfast, UK to Dublin is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in April, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Wexford.
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Wexford, Ireland — 2 nights

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Colclough Walled Garden, then admire the striking features of Tintern Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Loftus Hall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Our Ladys Island Lake, then stroll around Irish National Heritage Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Curracloe Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Wexford trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Dublin to Wexford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Wexford when traveling from Dublin in April, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Waterford.
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Waterford, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
On the 14th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, take a tour of Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, then see the interesting displays at Reginald's Tower, and finally don't miss a visit to Viking Sword & Longboat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Mount Congreve Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Mayfield Birds of Prey, then trek along Waterford Greenway, then look for gifts at BEBHINN, and finally examine the collection at King of the Vikings.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Waterford day trip planner.

Take a bus from Wexford to Waterford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Waterford, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kinsale.
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Kinsale, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Old Head Signal Tower and Lusitania Museum, tee off at Old Head Golf Links, brush up on your military savvy at Irish Veterans Museum, then steep yourself in history at Charles Fort, and finally look for gifts at Gift Ireland. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Spike Island, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Waterford to Kinsale by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kinsale can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cork.
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Cork, Ireland — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Blarney Stone, then contemplate the long history of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Cork City Gaol, and finally don't miss a visit to University College Cork (UCC). On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Midleton, then identify plant and animal life at Fota Wildlife Park, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cork trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cork takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
On the 20th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, then take in the pleasant sights at Muckross House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Muckross Abbey.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Killarney online visit planner.

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. April in Killarney sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Conor Pass.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Dingle sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.
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Limerick, Ireland — 2 nights

Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Quin Abbey, then experience the excitement of Castlefergus Equestrian, and then see the interesting displays at Thomond Park Stadium.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Limerick trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dingle to Limerick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liscannor.
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Liscannor, Ireland — 2 nights

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. On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at O'Brien's Tower, get great views at Cliffs of Moher, then hike along Burren way, then relax in the rural setting at Moher Hill Open Farm and Leisure Park, and finally hike along Hag's Head. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

For traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Liscannor trip builder tool.

Drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Galway.
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Galway, Ireland — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas' Collegiate Church, stop by Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery, and stroll around Eyre Square.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway trip planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Galway sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Westport.
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Westport, Ireland — 3 nights

Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Change things up with these side-trips from Westport: Atlantic Drive (in Achill Sound), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Keem Bay (in Dooagh). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Croagh Patrick and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Westport trip planner.

Drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. April in Westport sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sligo.
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Sligo, Ireland — 3 nights

Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sligo: Rathcroghan Royal Site & Visitor Centre (in Tulsk), Lough Key Forest and Activity Park (in Boyle) and Railway Museum & Railway Memorabilia (in Castlerea). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Eagles Flying, look for gifts at The Woollen Market, explore the ancient world of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery, and make a trip to Yeats's Grave.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Sligo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Westport in May, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Sligo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Donegal Town.
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Donegal Town, Ireland — 2 nights

Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
On the 6th (Sat), make a trip to Lough Eske. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Donegal Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ireland, and then admire the natural beauty at Oakfield Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Donegal Town online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Donegal Town takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Donegal Town can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Enniskillen.
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Enniskillen, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Enniskillen is known for historic sites, nature, and breweries & distilleries. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Boatyard Distillery, step into the grandiose world of Monea Castle, see the interesting displays at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Marble Arch Caves.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Enniskillen vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Donegal Town to Enniskillen takes an hour. In May in Enniskillen, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Derry.
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Derry, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Derry: Omagh (Ulster American Folk Park & Mellon Fun Farm). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls, don't miss a visit to Derry Girls Mural, admire the landmark architecture of Guildhall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Columb's Cathedral.

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Getting from Enniskillen to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Portrush.
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Portrush, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Change things up with a short trip to Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: make a trip to Giant's Causeway, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bushmills Distillery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Portrush trip itinerary builder 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 May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Ballycastle.
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Ballycastle, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Ballycastle is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, make a trip to The Dark Hedges, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ballycastle Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ballycastle travel route planner.

Ballycastle is just a stone's throw from Portrush. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.
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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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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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