15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
4
Waterford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Blarney, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
6
Kinsale, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dingle, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Liscannor, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Letterfrack, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h
12
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
13
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
14
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
16
Drogheda, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
17
Swords, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
18
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
End: Dublin, Ireland

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Temple Bar as well as O'Connell Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Dublin Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Vale of Glendalough.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Shopping Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
The Temple Bar ©
The Temple Bar
O'Connell Street ©
O'Connell Street
The Famine Sculptures ©
The Famine Sculptures

few
hours
Vale of Glendalough, Ireland

Vale of Glendalough
If you're seeking a view of Ireland's sweeping scenery, visit the rugged and romantic Vale of Glendalough, a glacial valley known for its medieval monastic settlement.
Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vale of Glendalough trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Vale of Glendalough takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Vale of Glendalough can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 8th (Tue), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Vale of Glendalough

Tours Parks Historic Sites

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kilkenny Castle. On the 8th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Kilkenny Castle.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by car from Vale of Glendalough to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 49°F. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Passage East Car Ferry as well as Waterford Crystal. On the 9th (Wed), get outside with Passage East Car Ferry, get all the information you need at Waterford Crystal, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Waterford holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Blarney.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Curraghmore House
Highlights from your plan
Curraghmore House ©
Curraghmore House
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal

few
hours
Blarney, Ireland

Blarney ©
A small town steeped in history and legends, Blarney provides a convenient base for exploring the southwestern portion of Ireland.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blarney day trip app .

Traveling by car from Waterford to Blarney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blarney can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kinsale.

Things to do in Blarney

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Blarney Chocolate Factory ©
Blarney Chocolate Factory

2
nights
Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes James Fort as well as Kinsale Heritage Walks.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kinsale tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Blarney to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kinsale

Shopping Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Gallery Kinsale ©
The Gallery Kinsale
James Fort ©
James Fort
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Ring of Kerry has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Killarney visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Killarney, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Scenic Drive Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry

1
night
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gallarus Oratory. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Riasc and then explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dingle takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Liscannor.

Things to do in Dingle

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Riasc ©
Riasc
Minard Castle ©
Minard Castle
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

few
hours
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. You've now added Cliffs of Moher to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor trip maker app .

You can drive from Dingle to Liscannor in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

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.
For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. On the 15th (Tue), you'll travel to Letterfrack.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
day
Letterfrack, Ireland

Letterfrack ©
Letterfrack or Letterfrac is a small village in the Connemara area of County Galway, Ireland. On the 15th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Lettergesh Beach, explore the striking landscape of Connemara National Park, and then admire the natural beauty at Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Letterfrack driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Letterfrack takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Westport.

Things to do in Letterfrack

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre
Highlights from your plan

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Westport trip builder site .

You can drive from Letterfrack to Westport in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. You will leave for Derry on the 16th (Wed).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Free Derry Corner, Bloody Sunday Memorial and St. Columb's Cathedral. On the 16th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Eugene's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Derry journey planner.

Traveling by car from Westport to Derry takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bushmills.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St. Columb's Cathedral ©
St. Columb's Cathedral
St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
Free Derry Corner ©
Free Derry Corner

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nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 17th (Thu), get to know the fascinating history of Coleraine Walks.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bushmills online holiday maker .

Drive from Derry to Bushmills in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Bushmills are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You'll set off for Belfast on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Bushmills

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ballycastle, Coleraine Walks
Highlights from your plan
Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Torr Head ©
Torr Head
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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 Falls Road to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): make a trip to Falls Road, steep yourself in history at Grey Point Fort, and then get engrossed in the history at Somme Heritage Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will leave for Drogheda on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Somme Heritage Centre, Grey Point Fort
Highlights from your plan
Grey Point Fort ©
Grey Point Fort
Somme Heritage Centre ©
Somme Heritage Centre
Falls Road ©
Falls Road

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hours
Drogheda, Ireland

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Newgrange has been added to your itinerary.

To plan Drogheda vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Belfast to Drogheda in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Drogheda are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Swords.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newgrange
Highlights from your plan
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

1
night
Swords, Ireland

Swords
Swords is the county town of Fingal in Ireland. To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Swords tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Drogheda to Swords in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. On the 21st (Mon), you'll travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Swords

Outdoors Nightlife Golf

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hours
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin
To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dublin online driving holiday planner .

Dublin is very close to Swords. You will leave for home on the 21st (Mon).

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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