20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Waterville, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
8
Fota Island, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
9
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Enniskerry, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  45 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
12
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  14 h 45 min
End: Toronto, Canada

1
day
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.
On the 27th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Spire, then appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, and then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel route planner.

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. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in June: high temperatures in Dublin hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
The Spire ©
The Spire
James Joyce Statue ©
James Joyce Statue

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Belfast holiday builder app.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Walking tours

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 list of things to see and do now includes The Two Bridges Walk, Walled city Londonderry, City Walls, and other attractions. On the 29th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Walled city Londonderry and then get to know the fascinating history of The Two Bridges Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Derry route builder.

Traveling by bus from Belfast to Derry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Derry, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Westport.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
City Walls ©
City Walls
Walled city Londonderry ©
Walled city Londonderry
Peace bridge ©
Peace bridge

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Westport House, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Westport day trip planning site.

Getting from Derry to Westport by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Derry in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Westport, with lows around 11°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House ©
The Pirate Adventure Park at Westport House
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway

2
nights
Newmarket-on-Fergus, Ireland

Newmarket-on-Fergus ©
Newmarket-on-Fergus, historically known as Corracatlin, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. On the 1st (Wed), play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Newmarket-on-Fergus tour builder.

You can drive from Westport to Newmarket-on-Fergus in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll set off for Killarney on the 3rd (Fri).

Things to do in Newmarket-on-Fergus

Golf Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dromoland Castle ©
Dromoland Castle

1
night
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Torc Waterfall. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Muckross House and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Killarney trip maker.

Traveling by car from Newmarket-on-Fergus to Killarney takes 2 hours. In July in Killarney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Waterville.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

1
night
Waterville, Ireland

Waterville ©
County Kerry's picture-perfect holiday resort of Waterville is a weekend getaway once favored by Charlie Chaplin's family.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Charlie Chaplin Statue.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Waterville day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Waterville takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Fota Island.
Highlights from your plan
Charlie Chaplin Statue ©
Charlie Chaplin Statue

1
night
Fota Island, Ireland

Fota Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): play a few rounds at Fota Island Resort. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Fota House & Gardens.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fota Island day trip planning site.

Getting from Waterville to Fota Island by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Fota Island are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Fota Island

Golf Outdoors Museums
Highlights from your plan
Fota Island Resort ©
Fota Island Resort
Fota House & Gardens ©
Fota House & Gardens

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 7th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle.

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Traveling by car from Fota Island to Kilkenny takes 2 hours. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Enniskerry.

Things to do in Kilkenny

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

2
nights
Enniskerry, Ireland

Enniskerry ©
A picturesque village in County Wicklow, Enniskerry sits along the Glencullen River.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church and then admire the natural beauty at Powerscourt Gardens and House. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Powerscourt Golf Club, admire the sheer force of Powerscourt Waterfall, and then cruise along Military Road.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Enniskerry trip planner.

Drive from Kilkenny to Enniskerry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Enniskerry sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Enniskerry

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

The German Military Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Powerscourt Golf Club ©
Powerscourt Golf Club
Powerscourt Gardens and House ©
Powerscourt Gardens and House
Powerscourt Waterfall
Powerscourt Waterfall

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Enjoy Dublin some more: contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dublin attractions planner.

Getting from Enniskerry to Dublin by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bushmills.

Things to do in Dublin

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

3
nights
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Bushmills is known for nature, breweries & distilleries, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Giant's Causeway, tour the pleasant surroundings at Causeway Coastal Route, snap pictures at Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and take in the dramatic scenery at Dunseverick Falls.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bushmills online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Bushmills takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Bushmills are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll set off for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ballintoy, Dunluce Castle, The Dark Hedges
Highlights from your plan
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge ©
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge

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