51 days in Ireland, United States & London Itinerary

51 days in Ireland, United States & London Itinerary

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51 days in Ireland, United States & London Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Howth, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Dunfanaghy, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
+2
bus + Fly + foot:  12​h 45​min
8
New York City, United States
— 14 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
9
Avon, United States
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney, Australia

16
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and Thames River. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Icarus Falconry (in Northampton). Make the 29th (Sun) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. In December, London is cooler than Sydney - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Howth.

Things to do in London

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shipston on Stour, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, The Hawking Centre, Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, St John the Baptist
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Big Cat Sanctuary ©
The Big Cat Sanctuary
The Hawking Centre ©
The Hawking Centre

3
nights
Howth, Ireland

Howth is a village and outer suburb of Dublin, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get great views at Howth Head, then take in the dramatic natural features at Howth Hills, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Claremont Beach, make a trip to Ireland's Eye Ferries, then take a stroll through Clontarf, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Howth Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Howth trip planner .

Explore your travel options from London to Howth with the Route module. In January, daily temperatures in Howth can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Dunfanaghy.

Things to do in Howth

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Clontarf
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Clontarf ©
Clontarf
Howth Head ©
Howth Head

2
nights
Dunfanaghy, Ireland

Dunfanaghy ©
Dunfanaghy is a small town, former fishing port, and commercial centre in County Donegal, Ireland. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the views from Harry Blaney Bridge, kick back and relax at Portsalon Beach, then don't miss a visit to Hornhead Loop, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Art House. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dunfanaghy, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Howth to Dunfanaghy in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dunfanaghy are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Westport.

Things to do in Dunfanaghy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenveagh National Park, Harry Blaney Bridge, Portsalon Beach
Highlights from your plan
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park
Portsalon Beach ©
Portsalon Beach
The Art House ©
The Art House

2
nights
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the landscape on two wheels at The Great Western Greenway, take a memorable drive along Atlantic Drive on Achill Island, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Newport Railway Viaduct, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then ride a horse along Drummindoo Stud.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Westport trip planner .

You can drive from Dunfanaghy to Westport in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Dunfanaghy in January, Westport is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Westport

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Newport Railway Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Drummindoo Stud ©
Drummindoo Stud
The Great Western Greenway ©
The Great Western Greenway
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island ©
Atlantic Drive on Achill Island

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Galway Cathedral, head outdoors with Wild Atlantic Way, and then don't miss a visit to Quay Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): stroll through Salthill Beaches, walk around Burren National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Westport to Galway takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Galway are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Corcomroe Abbey, Burren National Park
Highlights from your plan
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Burren National Park ©
Burren National Park
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable drive along Slea Head Drive. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Inch Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at St.James Church, and then make a trip to Dingle Peninsula.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dingle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. January in Dingle sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Slea Head Drive, Dingle Peninsula, Inch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Slea Head Drive ©
Slea Head Drive
Dingle Peninsula ©
Dingle Peninsula
Inch Beach ©
Inch Beach

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Get in touch with nature at Killarney National Park and Ring of Kerry. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church, don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, and take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Dingle to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Killarney are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Ring of Kerry, St. Patrick's Church
Highlights from your plan
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

14
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Visiting Hamilton Grange National Memorial and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Minnewaska State Park Preserve (in Kerhonkson), Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge (in Oceanville) and Anthony's Nose (in Cortlandt Manor). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Times Square, take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock, admire the masterpieces at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and make a trip to Rockefeller Center.

Discover how to plan a New York City trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Killarney to New York City takes 13 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Killarney to New York City. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Killarney in January: high temperatures in New York City hover around 5°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Avon.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Anthony's Nose, Schunnemunk State Park, High Point Cross Country Ski Center
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
Times Square ©
Times Square
East River Waterfront Esplanade ©
East River Waterfront Esplanade

5
nights
Avon, United States

Avon ©
The Town of Avon is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. Visiting Steamboat Ski Resort and Vail Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Avon: Eagle Tourist Information Center (in Eagle), Winter Park Resort (in Winter Park) and Thermal Spas (in Glenwood Springs). There's much more to do: stroll through Beaver Creek Ski Area, don't miss a visit to Main Street, and have some family-friendly fun at Vail Valley Escape Room.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Avon attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from New York City to Avon. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In February, Avon is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 5°C and lows of -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Avon

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Eagle Tourist Information Center, Main Street, Beaver Creek Ski Area, Vail Mountain Resort, Steamboat Ski Resort
Highlights from your plan
Vail Mountain Resort ©
Vail Mountain Resort
Thermal Spas
Steamboat Ski Resort ©
Steamboat Ski Resort

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