22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Shawnee, United States
Drive + Fly:  14​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Glendalough Village, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Waterford, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Cobh, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Kinsale, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kenmare, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Liscannor, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
11
Corofin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
12
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Travel:  3​h 15​min
13
Inisheer, Ireland
— Few hours
Travel:  2​h 30​min
14
Inishmore, Ireland
— Few hours
ferry + taxi:  2​h
15
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
16
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
17
Derrylin, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
18
Derry, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
19
Portrush, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
20
Belfast, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
21
Trim, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
22
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
End: Shawnee, United States

3
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.
You've added Dublin Visitor Centre, Ha'penny Bridge, An Post General Post Office, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get all the information you need at Dublin Visitor Centre, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, then take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then get a sense of history and politics at An Post General Post Office, and finally take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, stroll around St Stephens Green, then don't miss a visit to Wall of Fame, and finally make a trip to The Spire.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

Shawnee, USA to Dublin is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glendalough Village.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

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hours
Glendalough Village, Ireland

Glendalough Village
To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Glendalough Village trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Glendalough Village takes 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Glendalough Village can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Glendalough Village

Outdoors Parks Tours

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 8th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle and then admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kilkenny itinerary planner .

Drive from Glendalough Village to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 57°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Thu) before leaving for Waterford.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Rothe House and Garden ©
Rothe House and Garden
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

2
nights
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.
On the 9th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Irish National Heritage Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): step aboard Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience, then examine the collection at King of the Vikings VR, and then examine the collection at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Waterford tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Waterford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. July in Waterford sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Wexford.

Things to do in Waterford

Parks Museums

Side Trips

Irish National Heritage Park, Dunbrody Famine Ship Experience
Highlights from your plan
Irish National Heritage Park ©
Irish National Heritage Park
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
King of the Vikings VR ©
King of the Vikings VR

1
night
Wexford, Ireland

Wexford ©
Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Wexford trip planner .

You can take a bus from Waterford to Wexford in an hour. Another option is to drive. In July in Wexford, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 57°F at night. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cobh.

Things to do in Wexford

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hook Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse

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hours
Cobh, Ireland

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cobh trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Wexford to Cobh by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cobh

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Experience Cobh ©
Titanic Experience Cobh

1
night
Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kinsale online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Cobh to Kinsale takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 13th (Mon), you'll travel to Kenmare.

Things to do in Kinsale

Outdoors Tours Nightlife

1
night
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.
You've now added Ring of Kerry to your itinerary. On the 13th (Mon), stroll around Gleninchaquin Park and then contemplate the long history of Stone Circle.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kenmare visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Kenmare takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 56°F. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Dingle.

Things to do in Kenmare

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ring of Kerry
Highlights from your plan
Gleninchaquin Park ©
Gleninchaquin Park
Ring of Kerry ©
Ring of Kerry
Stone Circle ©
Stone Circle

3
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Blasket Island. There's much more to do: get outside with Dingle Peninsula, observe the fascinating underwater world at Dingle Oceanworld, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and explore the ancient world of Gallarus Oratory.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dingle itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Kenmare to Dingle takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Dingle can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You'll set off for Galway on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dingle Peninsula, Great Blasket Island
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Great Blasket Island ©
Great Blasket Island

few
hours
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. Cliffs of Moher has been added to your itinerary. On the 17th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Liscannor online itinerary maker .

Getting from Dingle to Liscannor by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Liscannor can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Corofin.

Things to do in Liscannor

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

few
hours
Corofin, Ireland

Corofin ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Corofin visit planner.

Corofin is just a short distance from Liscannor. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Corofin

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
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.
On your second day here, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Galway trip planner .

You can drive from Corofin to Galway in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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hours
Inisheer, Ireland

Inisheer ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of O'Brien's Castle and then don't miss a visit to Plassey Wreck.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inisheer trip itinerary website .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Galway to Inisheer. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Inisheer

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
O'Brien's Castle ©
O'Brien's Castle

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hours
Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain and then explore the ancient world of Dun Aonghasa.

Plan my day in Inishmore using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Explore your travel options from Inisheer to Inishmore with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

1
night
Galway, Ireland

Galway
For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Galway day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of ferry and taxi from Inishmore to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toWestport.

Things to do in Galway

Nightlife Outdoors Tours

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Westport trip planner .

You can drive from Galway to Westport in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Westport are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You will leave for Derrylin on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Derrylin, United Kingdom

Derrylin
Derrylin is a village and townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Derrylin trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Westport to Derrylin takes 2.5 hours. July in Derrylin sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 56°F at night. You will leave for Derry on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Derrylin

Museums Parks Wildlife

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the views from Peace bridge, then don't miss a visit to Guildhall, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls.

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

You can drive from Derrylin to Derry in 2 hours. In July in Derry, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Derry

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

1
night
Portrush, United Kingdom

Portrush
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Portrush online trip maker .

You can drive from Derry to Portrush in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Portrush can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. You will leave for Belfast on the 23rd (Thu).

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Belfast online road trip planner .

You can drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 55°F. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Trim.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours

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Trim, Ireland

Trim ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Newgrange, Trim Castle and Bru na Boinne. On the 24th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Bru na Boinne, step into the grandiose world of Trim Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Newgrange.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Trim online travel planner .

You can drive from Belfast to Trim in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 53°F. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Trim

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Donore
Highlights from your plan
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Trim Castle ©
Trim Castle
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
You've now added Bull Island to your itinerary. On the 25th (Sat), head off the coast to Bull Island.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin journey planner .

You can drive from Trim to Dublin in an hour. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Bull Island ©
Bull Island

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