9 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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9 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Glendalough Village, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
2
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
4
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
5
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Ballycastle, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
9
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
10
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
End: Lisbon, Portugal

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day
Glendalough Village, Ireland

Glendalough Village ©
You've added Rock of Cashel, Glendalough Upper Lake, Wicklow Mountains National Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a memorable drive along Sally Gap, explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park, then explore the activities along Glendalough Upper Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Rock of Cashel.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Glendalough Village trip planning app .

Lisbon, Portugal to Glendalough Village is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Lisbon in August, plan for much colder days in Glendalough Village, with highs around 22°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cork.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wicklow, Rock of Cashel
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Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Sally Gap ©
Sally Gap

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Golden Pub Macroom, St Fin Barre's Cathedral and The English Market. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, admire the striking features of St Fin Barre's Cathedral, and then have a few drinks at Golden Pub Macroom.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cork trip itinerary website .

Drive from Glendalough Village to Cork in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Golden Pub Macroom
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St Fin Barre's Cathedral ©
St Fin Barre's Cathedral
The English Market ©
The English Market

1
day
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You've added Ballycarbery Castle, Gap of Dunloe, Ring of Kerry, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, make a trip to Ladies' View, take a memorable drive along Ring of Kerry, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kerry Cliffs, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ballycarbery Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Killarney journey builder website .

Getting from Cork to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, Ballycarbery Castle, Kerry Cliffs
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Kerry Cliffs ©
Kerry Cliffs
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Dingle Slea Head Tours has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see Dingle Slea Head Tours.

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You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Dingle, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Dingle

Tours
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Dingle Slea Head Tours ©
Dingle Slea Head Tours

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dungaire Castle and Cliffs of Moher. On the 2nd (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, then explore the historical opulence of Dungaire Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

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Getting from Dingle to Galway by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Dungaire Castle, Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Dungaire Castle ©
Dungaire Castle

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hours
Ballycastle, Ireland

Ballycastle ©
You've now added Downpatrick Head to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): go for a walk through Downpatrick Head.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ballycastle online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Galway to Ballycastle by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Ballycastle.
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Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head

1
night
Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Ballycastle ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Dark Hedges, Kinbane Castle, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Butcher's Gate, step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, explore the striking landscape at Giant's Causeway, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, and finally get outside with The Dark Hedges.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ballycastle road trip website .

Getting from Ballycastle to Ballycastle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Giant's Causeway, The Dark Hedges, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dunluce Castle, Butcher's Gate
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Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
The Dark Hedges ©
The Dark Hedges

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Titanic Belfast, Peace Wall, Grand Opera House, and other attractions you added. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Albert Memorial Clock Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Victoria Square Shopping Centre, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, appreciate the history behind Big Fish, then catch a live performance at Grand Opera House, and finally make a trip to Peace Wall.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Belfast route builder tool .

Getting from Ballycastle to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Irish Republican History Museum ©
Irish Republican History Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Albert Memorial Clock Tower ©
Albert Memorial Clock Tower

2
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.
To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin road trip website .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Dublin, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will leave for Derry on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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night
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.
For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Derry trip planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Derry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 7th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Tours Parks
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