10 days in United Kingdom & Kilkenny Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Kilkenny Itinerary

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10 days in United Kingdom & Kilkenny Itinerary

Start: Cardiff, United Kingdom
1
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Swansea, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive + Ferry:  5 h
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  4 h
7
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  6 h
End: Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Whitmore Bay Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cadoc's church, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip maker tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are Cardiff International Airport, Bristol Airport and Exeter International Airport. November in Cardiff sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Whitmore Bay Beach, St Cadoc's church
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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Cadoc's church ©
St Cadoc's church

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Swansea, United Kingdom

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, enjoy the sand and surf at Oxwich Bay, then look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, and finally contemplate the long history of Dylan Thomas Birth Place.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Swansea route maker website .

You can drive from Cardiff to Swansea in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Dylan Thomas Birthplace ©
Dylan Thomas Birthplace
Oxwich Bay ©
Oxwich Bay

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally kick back and relax at Pensarn Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Walls of Chester, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, then make a trip to Albert Dock, and finally see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Liverpool holiday site .

Traveling by car from Swansea to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Chester, Pensarn Beach
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Portobello Beach, kick back and relax at Elie Beach, and then don't miss a visit to Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner .

Drive from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Liverpool in November, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Elie Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Belfast online holiday planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belfast, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ulster Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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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.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Derry trip itinerary website .

Getting from Belfast to Derry by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Derry can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then browse the exhibits of Rothe House and Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Derry to Kilkenny by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

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