49 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

49 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

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Drive to Minneapolis-St Paul International/Wold-Chamberlain Airport, Fly to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
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Ballina, Ireland
— 1 day
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Achill Island, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cong, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
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Inishmore, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Ferry to Doolin Pier, stop 356041, Bus to Ennis Station, stop 635341, Foot to Dunnes, Friars Walk, Bus to Dingle
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Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kenmare, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cobh, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Waterford, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip tool.

Rochester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Rochester to Dublin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rochester in May: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 59°F and lows are around 43°F. You will leave for Belfast on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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 Glens of Antrim, Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours and St. George's Market. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours, hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, then contemplate the long history of Albert Memorial Clock Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, and finally wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Glens of Antrim, then explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, and then explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast holiday planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Letterkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Slieve League, Glenveagh Castle and Glenveagh National Park. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, and then take some stellar pictures from Slieve League.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Letterkenny planning website.

You can drive from Belfast to Letterkenny in 2.5 hours. May in Letterkenny sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 4:

Sligo, Ireland

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Hazelwood, enjoy the sand and surf at Streedagh Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, then admire the sheer force of Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunmoran Strand, and finally don't miss a visit to Yeats's Grave.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sligo trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Letterkenny to Sligo in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Sligo are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Ballina, Ireland

— 1 day
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, get some jogging in at Belleek Castle Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Connacht Whiskey Company, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Muredach's Cathedral.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Ballina trip planner.

Getting from Sligo to Ballina by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in May, expect little chillier with lows of 44°F in Ballina. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 5 — 6:

Achill Island, Ireland

— 2 nights
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Keem Bay, view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Keel Beach, then stroll the grounds of Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Minaun.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Achill Island trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Achill Island takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

Westport, Ireland

— 2 nights
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On your second day here, stroll through Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, take in the exciting artwork at The Quay Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lost Valley, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Strand.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Westport trip planning site.

You can drive from Achill Island to Westport in an hour. In May in Westport, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Cong, Ireland

— 2 nights
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cong day trip planning app.

You can drive from Westport to Cong in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 11:

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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Galway travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cong to Galway takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 11 — 12:

Inishmore, Ireland

— 3 nights
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and finally stroll through The Wormhole.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Inishmore online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Dingle.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Dingle, Ireland

— 3 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Greenlane Gallery, make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill, browse the exhibits of The Carol Cronin Gallery, then stop by Fiadh Woven Design, then contemplate the long history of Riasc, and finally get engrossed in the history at Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dingle trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Dingle takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, train, and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, then admire the verdant scenery at Black Valley, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, explore the galleries of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Ardfert Cathedral.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Dingle to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Kenmare, Ireland

— 3 nights
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Allihies Copper Mine Museum and Norman McCloskey Photography will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Staigue Fort. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kenmare: Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill), Ballaghbeama Gap (in Glencar) and Derreenataggart Stone Circle (in Castletownbere). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Allihies Beach, tee off at Kenmare Golf Club, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kenmare holiday app.

You can drive from Killarney to Kenmare in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Kenmare can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Golf · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 23:

Limerick, Ireland

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
On the 23rd (Mon), take in the views from Sarsfield Bridge, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Limerick Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, admire the masterpieces at Limerick City Gallery of Art, don't miss a visit to Pery's Square, then have some family-friendly fun at National Kart Centre, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Limerick trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum, stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Ireland Church, and finally wander the streets of Paul Street. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then get outside with Play Gaelic Games, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cork tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Limerick to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Cork are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:

Kinsale, Ireland

— 3 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Charles Fort and Ballinspittle. Museum-lovers will get to explore West Cork Model Railway Village and Kinsale Pottery and Arts Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kinsale: Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, Birthplace of Michael Collins, &more), Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen) and St Barrahane's Church (in Castletownshend). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at James Fort, take an in-depth tour of Kinsale Regional Museum, sample the fine beverages at Kinsale Mead Co, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Fachtna's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kinsale itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Kinsale, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cobh.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Cobh, Ireland

— 2 nights
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Brigid Shelly Gallery, kick back and relax at Ballyquin Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Ardmore Round Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Declan's Well and Oratory, then make a trip to St. Mary's Collegiate Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ballynamona Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Tue): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre The Queenstown Story, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cobh Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Fota House & Gardens, and finally play a few rounds at Cobh Golf Club.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cobh road trip planning site.

Drive from Kinsale to Cobh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:

Waterford, Ireland

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Hook Lighthouse and Edmund Rice Heritage Centre. Get in touch with nature at Waterford Greenway and Mayfield Birds of Prey. Change things up with these side-trips from Waterford: Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center (in New Ross), Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir) and Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, St. Aidan's Cathedral, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, contemplate the long history of Curraghmore House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Melleray Abbey, and stroll the grounds of St. Mary's Church of Ireland Graveyard.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Waterford day trip app.

Getting from Cobh to Waterford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
On the 4th (Sat), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, browse the exhibits of National Design & Craft Gallery, get to know the fascinating history of Butter Slip, take a stroll around The Tholsel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally play a few rounds at Mount Juliet Estate.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Waterford to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Monasterboice Monastic Site, Newgrange and Hill of Tara (Temair). Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Priory of St. John The Baptist, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), explore the different monuments and memorials at Donaghmore Round Tower, then steep yourself in history at Newgrange, then get engrossed in the history at Drogheda Museum Millmount, and finally explore the ancient world of Monasterboice Monastic Site. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, admire the masterpieces at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, then sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip builder app.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in June since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

London, United Kingdom

— 9 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and National Gallery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wallace Collection and Chartwell. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Sissinghurst Castle Garden (in Sissinghurst), Scotney Castle Garden (in Lamberhurst) and Leeds Castle (in Maidstone). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Chichester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Arundel Castle and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London travel route planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 17:

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.

County Donegal travel guide

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Castles · Lookouts · Historic Sites
O'Donnell's County
Encompassing nearly a fifth of the country's coastline, County Donegal remains one of Ireland's wildest regions. Despite its large size, the county houses just over 150,000 residents spread across a landscape of low mountains and natural sea loughs. A bastion of Gaelic culture, the region maintains a distinct cultural identity and a fierce spirit of independence, exemplified by the popular saying "Up here it's different." A place of extremes, County Donegal features a rugged interior and an even rockier coastline, boasting some of the highest sea cliffs in Europe. Still relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, this region offers you a chance to discover a quieter side of Ireland largely untouched by commercialization and mass tourism.