16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  10 h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Waterford, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Clonakilty, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
6
Glengarriff, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
7
Kenmare, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30 min
9
Killorglin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Dingle, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
11
Tralee, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
14
Athlone, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
15
Roscommon, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h
16
Galway, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 45 min
17
Louisburgh, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
18
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
19
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  30 min
20
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
21
Whitehead, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
22
Greenisland, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
23
Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take a stroll through Temple Bar, then browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then walk around St Stephens Green, then browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary site.

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Dublin. In October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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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 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rothe House and Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip website.

Take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

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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 House Of Waterford Crystal. Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get behind the scenes at House Of Waterford Crystal, contemplate the long history of Bishop's Palace, then see the interesting displays at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, and finally take a stroll around Reginald's Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Waterford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Waterford

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
House Of Waterford Crystal ©
House Of Waterford Crystal
Reginald's Tower ©
Reginald's Tower

1
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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.
To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cork online journey maker.

Getting from Waterford to Cork by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Clonakilty.

Things to do in Cork

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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Clonakilty, Ireland

Clonakilty
Clonakilty, sometimes shortened to Clon, is a town in County Cork, Ireland. To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Clonakilty trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Cork to Clonakilty in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Clonakilty are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 21st (Wed), you're off to Glengarriff.

Things to do in Clonakilty

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Glengarriff, Ireland

Glengarriff ©
Glengarriff is a village of approximately 800 people on the N71 national secondary road in the Beara Peninsula of County Cork, Ireland. On the 21st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Glengarriff Nature Reserve and then hike along Beara Way.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glengarriff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Clonakilty to Glengarriff takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Glengarriff

Parks Outdoors Trails
Highlights from your plan
Beara Way ©
Beara Way
Glengarriff Nature Reserve ©
Glengarriff Nature Reserve

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Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): relax in the rural setting at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kenmare day trip planner.

Kenmare is very close to Glengarriff. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kenmare

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm ©
Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip maker website.

Drive from Kenmare to Killarney in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will leave for Killorglin on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Killarney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

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Killorglin, Ireland

Killorglin ©
Killorglin is a town in County Kerry, South West of Rep. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at The Diaspora and then get engrossed in the history at Kerry Bog Village Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Killorglin driving holiday planner.

Killorglin is just a stone's throw from Killarney. October in Killorglin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killorglin

Museums

Side Trip

Kerry Bog Village Museum
Highlights from your plan
Kerry Bog Village Museum ©
Kerry Bog Village Museum

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
To find reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dingle trip planner.

Getting from Killorglin to Dingle by car takes about an hour. October in Dingle sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off to Tralee.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Tours Parks

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Tralee, Ireland

Tralee ©
The pub-lined and music-filled streets of Tralee allow visitors to discover everyday Irish life.
On the 23rd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tralee journey builder app.

You can take a bus from Dingle to Tralee in an hour. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Tralee can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Tralee

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kerry County Museum ©
Kerry County Museum

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then appreciate the history behind The Treaty Stone, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Limerick tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tralee to Limerick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Limerick can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Castlefergus Equestrian, Dromoland Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle

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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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cliffs of Moher. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Liscannor vacation website.

You can drive from Limerick to Liscannor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Athlone.

Things to do in Liscannor

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

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Athlone, Ireland

Athlone ©
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Clonmacnoise has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Clonmacnoise and then see the interesting displays at Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Athlone journey planning website.

Traveling by car from Liscannor to Athlone takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Athlone are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Roscommon.

Things to do in Athlone

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Clonmacnoise
Highlights from your plan
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum ©
Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum
Clonmacnoise ©
Clonmacnoise

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Roscommon, Ireland

Roscommon ©
Roscommon is the county town of County Roscommon in Ireland. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Roscommon Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Roscommon trip itinerary planner.

Roscommon is just a short distance from Athlone. In October, daily temperatures in Roscommon can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Roscommon

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Roscommon Castle ©
Roscommon Castle

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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.
To find out how to plan a trip to Galway, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Roscommon to Galway in an hour. October in Galway sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Louisburgh.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

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Louisburgh, Ireland

Louisburgh ©
Louisburgh is a small town on the southwest corner of Clew Bay in County Mayo, Ireland. You've now added Ashford Castle to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Ashford Castle.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Louisburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Louisburgh takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Louisburgh are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Derry.

Things to do in Louisburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ashford Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle

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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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the views from Peace bridge, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Free Derry, then get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and finally admire the striking features of Guildhall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Derry trip planner.

You can drive from Louisburgh to Derry in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Guildhall ©
Guildhall
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

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Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush ©
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush East Strand, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Causeway Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Portrush online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Portrush takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Portrush, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Portrush

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giant's Causeway
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

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Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Ballycastle ©
You've now added Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ballycastle online trip builder.

Ballycastle is just a short distance from Portrush. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Whitehead.
Highlights from your plan
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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Whitehead, United Kingdom

Whitehead ©
The Gobbins has been added to your itinerary. On the 29th (Thu), trek along with The Gobbins.

To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Whitehead tour planning site.

Traveling by car from Ballycastle to Whitehead takes 1.5 hours. October in Whitehead sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Greenisland.

Things to do in Whitehead

Outdoors Tours Theme Parks

Side Trip

Larne
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Carnfunnock Country Park ©
Carnfunnock Country Park
The Gobbins ©
The Gobbins

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Greenisland, United Kingdom

Greenisland
Greenisland is a town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. To see other places to visit and tourist information, read our Greenisland day trip planner.

Greenisland is very close to Whitehead. In October, daytime highs in Greenisland are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Dublin on the 31st (Sat).

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle and then sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip website.

You can drive from Greenisland to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Jameson Distillery Bow St. ©
Jameson Distillery Bow St.

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