12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  11​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Malahide, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Strangford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Enniskillen, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Cahir, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
11
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Dallas, United States


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1
night
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.
On the 4th (Mon), examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, then steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, and then ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

Dallas, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Dublin is 6 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dallas in November; daily highs in Dublin reach 50°F and lows reach 38°F. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Malahide.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

few
hours
Malahide, Ireland

Malahide
Malahide is an affluent coastal suburban town outside Dublin city in Fingal, Ireland. Ardgillan Castle and Demesne has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Malahide Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Ardgillan Castle and Demesne.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Malahide trip planner .

Malahide is just a short distance from Dublin. In November, daytime highs in Malahide are 49°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Belfast.

Things to do in Malahide

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Strangford, United Kingdom

Strangford ©
Strangford is a small village at the mouth of Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Strangford trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Malahide to Strangford takes 2.5 hours. In November in Strangford, expect temperatures between 49°F during the day and 41°F at night. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Strangford

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Strangford Lough ©
Strangford Lough

1
night
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.
You've now added Enniskillen Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Enniskillen Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Belfast online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Malahide to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Wed) before leaving for Enniskillen.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Enniskillen Castle
Highlights from your plan
Enniskillen Castle ©
Enniskillen Castle

1
night
Enniskillen, United Kingdom

Enniskillen ©
Enniskillen is a town and civil parish in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Castle Coole, then see the interesting displays at Headhunters Barber Shop & Railway Museum, then contemplate the long history of National Trust - Florence Court, and finally explore the historical opulence of Tully Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Enniskillen driving holiday app .

You can drive from Belfast to Enniskillen in 2 hours. November in Enniskillen sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Enniskillen

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Florence Court ©
National Trust - Florence Court
National Trust - Castle Coole ©
National Trust - Castle Coole

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.
You've now added Birr Castle Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at Birr Castle Gardens, then kick back and relax at Salthill Beaches, then get to know the fascinating history of Salthill Promenade, and finally see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway route maker tool .

Getting from Enniskillen to Galway by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Enniskillen in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Galway, with lows around 38°F. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trip

Birr Castle Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring ©
The Legend of the Claddagh Ring
Birr Castle Gardens ©
Birr Castle Gardens

1
day
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
King John's Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mary's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Limerick trip maker .

Traveling by car from Galway to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

2
nights
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.
On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Cork City Gaol, step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Experience Cobh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork online trip builder .

Take a bus from Limerick to Cork in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Cork are 50°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cahir.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cobh
Highlights from your plan
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Cahir, Ireland

Cahir ©
Cahir is a town in County Tipperary in Ireland. You've now added Cahir Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Cahir Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Swiss Cottage, take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cashel Heritage Centre and Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cahir tour planner.

Drive from Cork to Cahir in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Waterford.

Things to do in Cahir

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cashel, Cahir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cahir Castle ©
Cahir Castle
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Cashel Folk Village ©
Cashel Folk Village

few
hours
Waterford, Ireland

Waterford
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.
For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Waterford online visit planner .

Traveling by bus from Cork to Waterford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Waterford sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 41°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Wed) before leaving for Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Outdoors Nightlife Parks

1
night
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 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the galleries of Rothe House and Garden, take an in-depth tour of Medieval Mile Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Trim Castle. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, take a stroll around The Tholsel, then contemplate the long history of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre, then admire the masterpieces at Nore View Folk & Heritage Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kilkenny journey planning site .

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 51°F in November, and nighttime lows around 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Trim Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dublin driving holiday planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 12th (Tue), you'll travel to Cahir.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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