12 days in Ireland, Derry & London Itinerary

12 days in Ireland, Derry & London Itinerary

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1
Shannon, Ireland
— 1 night
2
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
3
Leenane, Ireland
— 1 night
4
Ballina, Ireland
— 1 night
5
Donegal Town, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

1
night
Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shannon online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Dublin Airport, Shannon Airport and Cork Airport. April in Shannon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Galway.

Things to do in Shannon

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Cliffs of Moher
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

2
nights
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.
You've added Spiddal Craft & Design Studios, Riverside Walk, St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Irish Workhouse Centre and Clifden Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Kinvara Harbour (in Kinvara), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Sky Rd (in Clifden).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Galway trip builder website.

Drive from Shannon to Galway in an hour. When traveling from Shannon in April, plan for slightly colder days in Galway, with highs around 12°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leenane.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Clifden, Kinvara Harbour, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, The Irish Workhouse Centre, Spiddal Craft & Design Studios
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The Irish Workhouse Centre ©
The Irish Workhouse Centre
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church ©
St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
Leenane, Ireland

Leenane ©
Leenaun, also Leenane, is a village and 1,845 acre townland in County Galway, Ireland. Your day by day itinerary now includes Killary Fjord Boat Tours as well as Aasleagh Falls.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Leenane trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Galway to Leenane in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ballina.

Things to do in Leenane

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Aasleagh Falls, Ceide Fields, Mount Falcon Estate
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Ceide Fields ©
Ceide Fields
Killary Fjord Boat Tours ©
Killary Fjord Boat Tours
Mount Falcon Estate ©
Mount Falcon Estate

1
night
Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
Downpatrick Head has been added to your itinerary.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ballina travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Leenane to Ballina takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Donegal Town.

Things to do in Ballina

Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Slieve League, Glencolmcille Folk Village, Maghera Beach and Caves, Downpatrick Head
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Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Downpatrick Head ©
Downpatrick Head
Glencolmcille Folk Village ©
Glencolmcille Folk Village

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Donegal Town, Ireland

Donegal Town ©
Its rugged setting and friendly locals make Donegal a popular destination along Ireland's coast.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Malin Head as well as Gleniff Horseshoe. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Barnesmore Gap, then make a trip to Malin Head, and then go for a walk through Gleniff Horseshoe.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Donegal Town trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Ballina to Donegal Town takes 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ballina in April since evenings lows in Donegal Town dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Donegal Town

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Malin Head, Clocha na hEireann, Gleniff Horseshoe
Highlights from your plan
Famine Graveyard ©
Famine Graveyard
Malin Head ©
Malin Head
Gleniff Horseshoe ©
Gleniff Horseshoe

1
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.
To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Derry trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Donegal Town to Derry in 1.5 hours. In April in Derry, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for London.

Things to do in Derry

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

3
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.
You've added Churchill War Rooms, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Sky Garden, and other attractions to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Joe's Bows and Museum of London Docklands. Take a break from London with a short trip to The Tank Driving Company in Winchester, about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Isabella Plantation and examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Derry to London by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Isabella Plantation, Joe's Bows, The Tank Driving Company
Highlights from your plan
Joe's Bows ©
Joe's Bows
Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation
Museum of London Docklands ©
Museum of London Docklands