14 days in Wales & Ireland Itinerary

14 days in Wales & Ireland Itinerary

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14 days in Wales & Ireland Itinerary

Sydney, Australia
Fly + train + bus:  33​h
Beaumaris, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Killarney, Ireland
— Few hours
Fly:  36​h
Sydney, Australia

2
days
Beaumaris, United Kingdom

Beaumaris ©
On the 14th (Fri), enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally examine the collection at Penrhyn Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, visit a coastal fixture at Penmon Point, then step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, and finally admire the striking features of Beaumaris Gaol.

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Sydney, Australia to Beaumaris is an approximately 33-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, Beaumaris is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penrhyn Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Penmon Point, National Slate Museum, South Stack Lighthouse
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South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum

1
day
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 16th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary and All Saints Church.

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Conwy is just a stone's throw from Beaumaris. July in Conwy sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bodnant Garden
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Town Walls ©
Conwy Town Walls
Smallest House in Britain ©
Smallest House in Britain

3
days
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 inner history buff will appreciate Trim Castle and Kilmainham Gaol. You'll explore and learn at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry), Bru na Boinne (in Donore) and Glendalough Monastic Settlement (in Vale of Glendalough). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin, ponder the world of politics at General Post Office (GPO), appreciate the history behind The Famine Sculpture, and admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church.

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You can drive from Conwy to Dublin in 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Glendalough Monastic Settlement, Trim Castle, Bru na Boinne
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Trim Castle
Trim Castle
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

3
days
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Loftus Hall and Jerpoint Abbey. Let the collections at Hook Lighthouse and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Kilkenny side-trips: Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford) and Ferns Castle (in Ferns). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, explore the historical opulence of Irish Agricultural Museum and Famine Exhibition, sample the tasty concoctions at Smithwick's Experience Kilkenny, and contemplate the long history of Jerpoint Park.

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You can drive from Dublin to Kilkenny in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Kilkenny can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Loftus Hall, Hook Lighthouse, The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, Ferns Castle, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
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St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle

1
day
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 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ladies' View, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muckross Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Killarney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Killarney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Historic Sites
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Muckross Abbey ©
Muckross Abbey
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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