23 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
3
Westport, Ireland
— 3 nights
4
Ennis, Ireland
— 3 nights
5
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Family-friendly places like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Scotland and The Real Mary King's Close. Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip site.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in July; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Get outdoors at Keem Bay and Drummindoo Stud. The Lost Valley and The North Mayo Heritage Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Westport side-trips: Belleek Castle Museum (in Ballina) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Michael Davitt Museum, ride a horse along Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, and explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport day trip site.

Fly from Edinburgh to Westport in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Westport

Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ballina, Michael Davitt Museum, Keem Bay, The Lost Valley, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Michael Davitt Museum ©
Michael Davitt Museum

3
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Visiting Cliffs of Moher and Scattery Island will get you outdoors. Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Craggaunowen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Ennis' surroundings by going to Hag's Head (in Liscannor) and Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dromoland Castle, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, catch some excitement at Castlefergus Equestrian, and stroll around Burren National Park.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ennis tour itinerary app.

Drive from Westport to Ennis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave, Scattery Island, Craggaunowen
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, steep yourself in history at Kilkenny Castle, contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park, then sample the fine beverages at Ballykeefe Distillery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kilkenny holiday planner.

You can drive from Ennis to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Ferns Castle
Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Go With The Flow - River Adventures
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Temple Bar, stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kilkenny in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Dublin, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Curracloe Beach, Powerscourt Gardens and House
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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