33 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

33 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

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33 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

Start: Denver, United States
Fly:  12​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Norwich, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Swanage, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Sandown, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h
8
Clifden, Ireland
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Denver, United States


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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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at North Laine and Old Town Hastings. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Gustamps (in Brighton) and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve (in Rye). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip app .

Denver, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Denver to London, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 36°F in London. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, Old Town Hastings
Highlights from your plan
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Old Town Hastings ©
Old Town Hastings

3
nights
Norwich, United Kingdom

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
You'll get in some beach time at Old Hunstanton Beach and Holkham Bay. Get outdoors at Bacton Beach and Dalegate Market. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: The Royal Station (in Wolferton), Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory (in Castle Acre) and Bircham Gallery (in Holt). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip planning app .

Traveling by train from London to Norwich takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 45°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

King's Lynn, Old Hunstanton Beach, The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Bircham Gallery, Holkham Bay
Highlights from your plan
Dalegate Market ©
Dalegate Market
The Royal Station ©
The Royal Station
Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory ©
Castle Acre: Castle Acre Priory

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York Minster and York City Walls. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Railway Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Whitby (Whitby Beach, Whitby Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to York Shambles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, and get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read York trip planning website .

You can take a train from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In January in York, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 35°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Whitby
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum

2
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, then don't miss a visit to Lake Grasmere, then contemplate the long history of Brantwood, and finally examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally contemplate the long history of Townend.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Grasmere road trip planner .

You can drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Historic Sites Museums Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Coniston, Townend
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Townend ©
Townend

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Head to Pulteney Bridge and Somerset Craftsfor plenty of shopping. The Roman Baths and Holburne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Clarks Village (in Street) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bath day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Clarks Village, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

3
nights
Swanage, United Kingdom

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Corfe Castle and Lucy's Farm. Appreciate the collections at The Tank Museum and Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry. When in Swanage, make a side trip to see Farmer Palmer's Farm Park in Poole, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, stop by Pursenalities, kick back and relax at Shell Bay, and get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Swanage journey planner .

You can drive from Bath to Swanage in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandown.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Farmer Palmer's Farm Park
Highlights from your plan
Shell Bay ©
Shell Bay
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

3
nights
Sandown, United Kingdom

Sandown ©
Get some cultural insight at St Peter's Church and Qua. Popular historic sites such as St Catherine's Lighthouse and Dimbola Museum & Galleries are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Sandown side-trips: Isle of Wight Pearl (in Brighstone) and Chessell Pottery Barns (in Brook).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sandown holiday planning tool .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Swanage to Sandown in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and ferry. January in Sandown sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Clifden.

Things to do in Sandown

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Shanklin, Ventnor, Oasis, Dimbola Museum & Galleries, Isle of Wight Pearl
Highlights from your plan
Steephill Cove Beach ©
Steephill Cove Beach
St Catherine's Lighthouse ©
St Catherine's Lighthouse
St Peter's Church ©
St Peter's Church

1
night
Clifden, Ireland

Clifden ©
The town of Clifden represents a beloved Victorian style and is known for its position along County Galway's coast.
On the 27th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Mannin Bay Blueway, step off the mainland to explore Omey Island, and then kick back and relax at Aillebrack Green Coast Beach. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Lettergesh Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gothic Chapel, then view the masterpieces at Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Roundstone Ceramics.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Clifden trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sandown to Clifden. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Clifden

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lettergesh Beach, Omey Island, Joyce's Craft Shop and Art Gallery, Roundstone Ceramics, Gothic Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Omey Island ©
Omey Island
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel
Roundstone Ceramics ©
Roundstone Ceramics

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 29th (Tue), examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, steep yourself in history at Riasc, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Holden Leathergoods, then enjoy the sand and surf at Inch Beach, then view the masterpieces at The Carol Cronin Gallery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dingle vacation maker site .

Getting from Clifden to Dingle by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Dingle, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church ©
Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Staigue Fort, stop by Moriarty’s, tour the pleasant surroundings at Torc Mountain Walk, then stop by Mr.Mcquires Olde Sweet Shop, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Cox Photography Gallery. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum, stroll through Banna Strand, and then make a trip to St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Tralee, Staigue Fort
Highlights from your plan
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Torc Mountain Walk ©
Torc Mountain Walk
Staigue Fort ©
Staigue Fort

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 2nd (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Castlecomer Discovery Park, then view the masterpieces at National Craft Gallery, and then tee off at Mount Juliet Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Well, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Black Abbey, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kilkenny trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Killarney to Kilkenny in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. February in Kilkenny sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 39°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Cashel Folk Village, St. Patrick's Well
Highlights from your plan
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Butter Slip ©
Butter Slip
Cashel Folk Village ©
Cashel Folk Village

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Wicklow Mountains National Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dublin day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Kilkenny in February since evenings lows in Dublin dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Wicklow Mountains National Park, Portmarnock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wicklow Mountains National Park ©
Wicklow Mountains National Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

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