24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly Arcade. Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

Plan a London trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Montreal, Canada to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Montreal in September: high temperatures in London hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Bath, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Fashion Museum Bath as well as Bath Artisan Market.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary app.

Traveling by bus from London to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Get some cultural insight at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and The Beatles Story. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Liverpool vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from Bath to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Belfast.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
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.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Get a sense of the local culture at James Joyce Cultural Centre and Dublin Castle. Visit Trinity College Dublin and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum for their historical value. There's lots more to do: walk around St Stephens Green, examine the collection at GPO Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin online travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Dublin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll travel to Derry.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Derry, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Maiden City

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Checkpoint Charlie and then make a trip to The Bogside Artists.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Derry trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Derry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Shopping · Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Sligo, Ireland

— 1 night
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Galway, Ireland

— 3 nights

City of the Tribes

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Galway Bay Golf Resort and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Beaches · Golf

Limerick, Ireland

— 2 nights
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): look for gifts at McKernan Woollen Mills and then take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Limerick travel planner.

Drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Limerick, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Spire, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

County Londonderry travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Bridges · History Museums
County Londonderry features numerous scenic riverside settings and several important historical sites. Derry, the county’s biggest city, famous for its ancient defensive walls, served as the UK’s official City of Culture in 2013. The county, steeped in history and proud of its Irish heritage, plays an important role in the cultural revival currently underway in this northern region. Though there’s lots of history to soak up here, the county’s biggest attraction may very well be the locals themselves, well known for their long tradition of witty storytelling. Visit the county’s smaller villages to explore a flourishing music scene, which has found its home in both traditional pubs and trendy new cafes.