44 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

44 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

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44 days in Ireland & England Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  20​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Ennis, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Grasmere, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Bath, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Santiago, Chile


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6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Ireland and Dublin Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kilmainham Gaol and Richmond Barracks. Spend the 28th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin attractions app .

Santiago, Chile to Dublin is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Santiago to Dublin due to the time zone difference. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kilkenny Castle and Hook Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Head to Reginald's Tower and The Blackbird Galleryfor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception (in Wexford) and Waterford (King of the Vikings VR & Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Ferns Castle, stroll through Rothe House and Garden, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kilkenny route planner .

Traveling by car from Dublin to Kilkenny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kilkenny are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ennis.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Waterford, Mayfield Birds of Prey, Ferns Castle, Irish National Heritage Park, The Twin Churches: Church of the Assumption and Church of the Immaculate Conception
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle

6
nights
Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Appreciate the collections at Craggaunowen and Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre. Popular historic sites such as Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Carran Medieval Church are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ennis: Doughmore Bay (in Doonbeg), Scattery Island (in Kilrush) and Lahinch Golf Club (in Lahinch). Spend the 9th (Mon) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cliffs of Moher, stop by Burren Perfumery, identify plant and animal life at Burren Birds of Prey Centre, and explore the striking landscape of Burren National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ennis visit planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Ennis by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

County Clare, Ballyvaughan, Corofin, Carran, Clare Coastal Walk Project
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Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park

6
nights
Grasmere, United Kingdom

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Head to Viridian Gallery and Heaton Cooper Studiofor some retail therapy. Get some historical perspective at Castle Crag and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Venture out of the city with trips to Buttermere (in Buttermere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Threlkeld (Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum & St John's in the Vale). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Grasmere trip builder site .

Getting from Ennis to Grasmere by car takes about 9 hours. Other options: fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Threlkeld, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Hardknott Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

5
nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sudeley Castle and Chavenage House. Get a sense of the local culture at Mechanical Music Museum and St. Edward's Church. Explore Cirencester's surroundings by going to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and Hailes Church (in Winchcombe). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Cirencester in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Tetbury, Winchcombe, Berkeley Castle, Malmesbury Market Cross, St. Edward's Church
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

6
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some historical perspective at Stonehenge and Snowshill Manor. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Cheltenham (Rise Music & Walks With Hawks), Hailes Abbey (in Hailes) and Cleeve Hill Golf Club Ltd (in Cleeve Hill). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, take in the exciting artwork at Showborough House Sculpture Garden, admire the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath visit planner .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Snowshill Manor, Cotswold Way
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art

6
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Buckingham Palace and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museum, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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