26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  31​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— Few hours
ferry:  3​h
6
Douglas, United Kingdom
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
7
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
taxi + ferry:  2​h
9
Inishmore, Ireland
— 1 night
Travel:  4​h 30​min
10
Tipperary, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Cork, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

3
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.
You've added Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our London route planner .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in London are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). On the 16th (Fri), you'll travel to Salisbury.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Salisbury, United Kingdom

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Salisbury day trip site .

Take a train from London to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Nottingham.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

1
night
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sherwood Forest as well as City of Caves. On the 17th (Sat), explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nottingham trip builder website .

Drive from Salisbury to Nottingham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. October in Nottingham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sherwood Forest
Highlights from your plan
City of Caves ©
City of Caves
Sherwood Forest ©
Sherwood Forest

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manchester trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Nottingham to Manchester by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 19th (Mon), you're off toLiverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

few
hours
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Douglas.

Things to do in Liverpool

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

Side Trip

The City of Manchester Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

1
night
Douglas, United Kingdom

Douglas ©
Discover how to plan a Douglas trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ride a ferry from Liverpool to Douglas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. October in Douglas sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Douglas

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail
Highlights from your plan
The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail ©
Douglas Station ©
Douglas Station

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 now added Aran Sweater Market to your itinerary. On the 21st (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Spire. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, then stop by Aran Sweater Market, then explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Douglas to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In October, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): stroll around Eyre Square and then make a trip to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Wild Atlantic Way and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Salthill Promenade.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Galway driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Galway takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Scenic Drive Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Riverside Walk ©
Riverside Walk

1
night
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 26th (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches) and then delve into the distant past at Dun Aonghasa.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inishmore trip planner .

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tipperary.

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa

3
nights
Tipperary, Ireland

Tipperary ©
Tipperary is a town and a civil parish in County Tipperary, Ireland. Step out of Tipperary to go to Burncourt and see Mitchelstown Cave, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rock of Cashel, appreciate the history behind Ahenny High Crosses, admire the sheer force of Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), and get engrossed in the history at Cashel Folk Village.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tipperary trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Inishmore to Tipperary. October in Tipperary sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Killarney.

Things to do in Tipperary

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cashel, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), Cahir Castle, Mitchelstown Cave
Highlights from your plan
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
Ahenny High Crosses ©
Ahenny High Crosses
Holycross Abbey ©
Holycross Abbey

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nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Killarney holiday planning site .

You can drive from Tipperary to Killarney in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Cork.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Muckross House ©
Muckross House
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

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nights
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
One of the country's major artistic and cultural centers, famed for its many annual festivals, Cork straddles the Lee River and boasts over 30 bridges.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Mahon Point Shopping Centre as well as Sin E. On the 1st (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, gain insight at University College Cork (UCC), and then join in the after-dark buzz at Sin E. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Spike Island and then buy something for everyone on your list at Mahon Point Shopping Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cork trip maker tool .

You can drive from Killarney to Cork in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Cork sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Spike Island ©
Spike Island
University College Cork (UCC) ©
University College Cork (UCC)
Sin E ©
Sin E

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