49 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Santorini Itinerary

49 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Santorini Itinerary

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49 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Santorini Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  26​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
2
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dingle, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Ballyvaughan, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Westport, Ireland
— 4 nights
+2
bus + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
8
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + ferry:  9​h 30​min
10
Akrotiri, Greece
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Sydney, Australia

5
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.
Dublin is known for museums, breweries, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin day trip planning website .

Sydney, Australia to Dublin is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in February, things will get colder in Dublin: highs are around 9°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Muckross House and then play a few rounds at Ring of Kerry Golf Club.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Killarney trip tool .

Traveling by train from Dublin to Killarney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry Golf Club
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Ring of Kerry Golf Club

5
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Take a break from Dingle with a short trip to Castlegregory Golf Links in Castlegregory, about 32 minutes away. On the 20th (Wed), hike the day away at The Dingle Way. Spend the 21st (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Brandon, delve into the mystery of Dun Chaoin Pier, play a few rounds at Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club, and take a peaceful walk through Glentenassig Forest.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dingle using our trip planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. February in Dingle sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ballyvaughan.

Things to do in Dingle

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Castlegregory, Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 24:
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Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
The Dingle Way ©
The Dingle Way
Mount Brandon ©
Mount Brandon

5
nights
Ballyvaughan, Ireland

Ballyvaughan ©
Nestled between the coast of Galway Bay and the hills of the Burren, the small, scenic harbor village of Ballyvaughan serves as a hub for exploring the region.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ballyvaughan: Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor), Kilkee Beach (in Kilkee) and Scattery Island (in Kilrush). Spend the 28th (Thu) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Connemara National Park, get outside with Backwest Adventures, kick back and relax at Fanore Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ballyvaughan tour planner .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Ballyvaughan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In February in Ballyvaughan, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Westport.

Things to do in Ballyvaughan

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Burren National Park, Kilkee Beach, Fanore Beach, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Scattery Island
Find places to stay Feb 24 — Mar 1:
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

4
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Westport: Ballina (Ballina Golf Club & Mount Falcon Estate), Achill Island (Deserted Village & Keem Bay) and Belmullet (Cross Beach Loop Walk & Erris Head Loop Walk). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Clare Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ballintubber Abbey, browse the collection at County Mayo Library, and see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Westport visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ballyvaughan to Westport takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ballyvaughan in March, expect nights in Westport to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Westport

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Ballina, County Mayo, Achill Island, Belmullet, Michael Davitt Museum
Find places to stay Mar 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Keem Bay ©
Keem Bay
Clare Island ©
Clare Island
Erris Head Loop Walk ©
Erris Head Loop Walk

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and The Square (in Wells). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, play a few rounds at Cotswold Edge Golf Club, and look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Westport to Bath in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge, The Square, Cotswold Edge Golf Club
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 10:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre ©
Gloucester Ski & Snowboard Centre
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

5
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Durham (Durham Heritage Coast & Durham Climbing Centre). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Homestead, look for gifts at Rue B, and steep yourself in history at Guildhall.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planning app .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Durham
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 20:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
Durham Climbing Centre ©
Durham Climbing Centre

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh driving holiday planner .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Akrotiri.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

4
nights
Akrotiri, Greece

Located on Santorini's southwestern coastline, the small village of Akrotiri sits just a short walk from one of Europe's most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Akrotiri: Escape Land (in Kamari), Fira (Oneiro Jewelry, Koukla Art, & more) and Sand Lily Boutique (in Imerovigli). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, and learn about winemaking at Artemis Karamolegos Winery.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Akrotiri online tour planner .

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry from Edinburgh to Akrotiri in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in March: high temperatures in Akrotiri hover around 19°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akrotiri

#Outdoors, #Shopping, #Tours

Side Trips

Oia, Fira, Escape Land, Artemis Karamolegos Winery, Sand Lily Boutique
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Santorini Arts Factory ©
Santorini Arts Factory

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