21 days in Ireland, England & Luxembourg Itinerary

21 days in Ireland, England & Luxembourg Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
2
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
4
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
5
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 3 nights

4
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.
When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Go With The Flow - River Adventures in Kilkenny, approximately Kilkenny away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

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Calgary, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. May in Dublin sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore by horseback at Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at The Burren.

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Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, Castlefergus Equestrian, Scattery Island
Highlights from your plan
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre ©
Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Explore Killarney's surroundings by going to Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials (in Ventry), Old Kenmare Road (in Kenmare) and Dingle (Dolphin & Whale Watching & Eask Tower). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Killarney National Park, take a memorable drive along Dingle Peninsula, and stroll through Muckross House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Killarney day trip site.

Getting from Galway to Killarney by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Killarney sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dingle, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dingle Peninsula, Old Kenmare Road
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our London holiday planning app.

Getting from Killarney to London by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Archery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

Luxembourg City ©
While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Luxembourg City: Vianden Castle (in Vianden), Alte Sauerbrucke (in Echternach) and Mullerthal Trail (in Mullerthal). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at MNHM National Museum of Military History, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip planner.

Fly from London to Luxembourg City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

MNHM National Museum of Military History, Parc Merveilleux, Vianden Castle, Alte Sauerbrucke, Mullerthal Trail
Highlights from your plan
Vianden Castle ©
Vianden Castle
MNHM National Museum of Military History ©
MNHM National Museum of Military History
Le Chemin de la Corniche ©
Le Chemin de la Corniche

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