18 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Kilkenny Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Kilkenny Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Kilkenny Itinerary

Start: Tampa, United States
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Newbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train + Fly:  5​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
bus + Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Tampa, United States


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1
night
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.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, and then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then take in the views from Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary tool .

Tampa, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Tampa to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, London is colder than Tampa - with highs of 62°F and lows of 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Newbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Newbury, United Kingdom

Newbury ©
Newbury is a historic market town and the principal town in the west of Berkshire, England and has its own civil parish (led by a town council) as well as the administrative headquarters of West Berkshire. Highclere Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): walk around Victoria Park, step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle, then admire the striking features of Newbury Town Hall, and finally look for gifts at Hogan Music.

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You can take a train from London to Newbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newbury

Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle
Newbury Town Hall ©
Newbury Town Hall
Victoria Park ©
Victoria Park

1
night
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Newbury to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

10
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 historic sites, museums, nightlife, parks, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around St Stephens Green, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Edinburgh to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. In May, daytime highs in Dublin are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
nights
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 7th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, then step into the grandiose world of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Hook Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and then don't miss a visit to Rock of Cashel.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dublin in June since evenings lows in Kilkenny dip to 54°F. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hook Lighthouse, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©

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