18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Ponta Delgada, Portugal
Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
1
Omagh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 30 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Ponta Delgada, Portugal

6
nights
Omagh, United Kingdom

Omagh ©
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Omagh: Enniskillen (National Trust - Florence Court, Enniskillen Castle, &more), The Jungle NI (in Magherafelt) and National Trust - The Argory (in Dungannon). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic), examine the collection at Navan Centre & Fort, look for all kinds of wild species at National Trust - Crom, and stroll through Cuilcagh Mountain Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Omagh vacation planner.

Ponta Delgada, Portugal to Omagh is an approximately 13- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Ponta Delgada to Omagh due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ponta Delgada in April, things will get slightly colder in Omagh: highs are around 13°C and lows about 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Bushmills.

Things to do in Omagh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Enniskillen, Armagh, The Jungle NI, Lissan House, National Trust - The Argory
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The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection
The Jungle NI ©
The Jungle NI
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic) ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral (Roman Catholic)

2
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): kick back and relax at Causeway Coastal Route and then take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, then take in the waterfront at Ballintoy Harbour, then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle, and finally snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bushmills route website.

Drive from Omagh to Bushmills in 2 hours. In April in Bushmills, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Bushmills

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Portrush, The Dark Hedges
Highlights from your plan
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Portrush East Strand ©
Portrush East Strand

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip maker website.

Getting from Bushmills to Belfast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, explore the fascinating landscape at The Ice Cream Parlour, then explore the galleries of The Kilkenny Art Gallery, then stroll through Kilkenny Castle, and finally stop by Gifts 4 U.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Kilkenny takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

5
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, walk around St Stephens Green, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin tour itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Kilkenny to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in May, Dublin is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

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