17 days in London, Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

17 days in London, Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

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17 days in London, Ireland & Belfast Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Greenwich and South Bank. When in London, make a side trip to see Ightham Mote in Ightham, approximately 54 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, get to know the fascinating history of Millennium Mile, take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Mumbai, India to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to London due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in October; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Ightham Mote
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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.
For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin travel planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

2
nights
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 City and Causeway Tours. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): go all around town with City and Causeway Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Ballygally Beach, then contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Down Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Inch Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Springhill House, steep yourself in history at Gracehill Village, then contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Patricks Church.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast road trip app .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Belfast are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Downpatrick, Scrabo Tower, Springhill House, Ballygally Beach, Gracehill Village
Highlights from your plan
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower
Springhill House ©
Springhill House
Down Cathedral ©
Down Cathedral

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.
On the 25th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, pause for some serene contemplation at Royal Abbey of Cong, and then explore the historical opulence of Aughnanure Castle. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Kirwan's Lane, examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galway City Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, then see the interesting displays at The Legend of the Claddagh Ring, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Galway trip planner .

Getting from Belfast to Galway by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Royal Abbey of Cong, Kilmacduagh Tower, Quin Abbey, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, Aughnanure Castle
Highlights from your plan
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
Kilmacduagh Tower ©
Kilmacduagh Tower
Aughnanure Castle ©
Aughnanure Castle

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 28th (Mon), take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive, then take in the waterfront at Dun Chaoin Pier, and then steep yourself in history at Riasc. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Minard Castle, explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory, take in the waterfront activity at Dingle Marina, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.James Church, then examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dingle trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dun Chaoin Pier, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Gallarus Oratory ©
Gallarus Oratory

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Rock of Cashel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum and St. Michan's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Trim Castle (in Trim) and Bru na Boinne (in Donore). See even more of Dublin: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin holiday planner .

You can drive from Dingle to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Trim Castle, Rock of Cashel, Bru na Boinne
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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