36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Cavan, Ireland
— 1 day
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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
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Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. St. Paul's Cathedral and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at Royal Academy of Arts, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in September, with highs in London at 22°C and lows at 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Grace Darling Museum. Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and The Birks of Aberfeldy will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Linlithgow (Blackness Castle & Linlithgow Palace) and The Black Watch Castle & Museum (in Perth). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, and step aboard Discovery Point.

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Take a train from London to Edinburgh in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Glasgow West End. Head to House for an Art Lover and The Glasgow School of Artfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Dumbarton (Dumbarton Castle & Denny Tank Museum). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church, and explore the galleries of The Tenement House.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online attractions planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. October in Glasgow sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, take an in-depth tour of Irish Republican History Museum, then examine the collection at HMS Caroline, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally browse the different shops at Victoria Square Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Shankill Road, wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, take in the exciting artwork at MAC, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Malachy's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, and finally see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In October in Belfast, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cavan.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Cavan, Ireland

— 1 day
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Burren Coastline Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Deerpark Forest Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cavan day trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Cavan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Cavan

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:

Kilkenny, Ireland

— 2 nights

Marble City

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Mount Juliet Estate, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, then look for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, then get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kilkenny driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cavan to Kilkenny takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cork.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:

Cork, Ireland

— 1 night

Rebel City

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Nano Nagle Place, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Colman’s Cathedral.

To see where to stay and tourist information, refer to the Cork vacation planner.

You can drive from Kilkenny to Cork in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Cork sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, explore the activities along Lough Leane, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then stroll through Kerry Cliffs, and finally sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience. On the next day, trot along with a tour on horseback, tee off at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, stroll through Falconry Kerry, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Peter Cox Photography Gallery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Cork to Killarney in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Killarney are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dingle.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:

Dingle, Ireland

— 2 nights
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, shop like a local with Dingle Artworks, then take in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, then stop by John Weldon Jewellers, and finally make a trip to The Dillon Gallery Paintings by Honora O'Neill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dingle online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Killarney to Dingle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Dingle

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Limerick, Ireland

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Pery's Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Hunt Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Munchin's Catholic Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Limerick trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Dingle to Limerick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liscannor.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 25:

Liscannor, Ireland

— 1 night
Liscannor is a coastal village in County Clare, Ireland.GeographyLying on the west coast of Ireland, on Liscannor Bay, the village is located on the R478 road between Lahinch, to the east, and Doolin, to the north. On the 25th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, get a taste of local nightlife at Moher Cottage, trek along Hag's Head, then enjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, then head outdoors with Wild Kitchen, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Liscannor day trip planning site.

Getting from Limerick to Liscannor by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Liscannor are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Liscannor

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:

Galway, Ireland

— 2 nights

City of the Tribes

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 26th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock, walk around Coole Park Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Athenry Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Athenry Dominican Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): stop by Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then examine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of Riverside Walk, and finally appreciate the views at Doo Lough Valley.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Galway vacation planner.

Drive from Liscannor to Galway in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Galway are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:

Westport, Ireland

— 1 night
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, get a taste of the local shopping with The Quay Gallery, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally look for gifts at Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Westport online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Galway to Westport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Westport, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Westport

Shopping · Trails · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

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'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Do your shopping at Grafton Street and St. Stephen's Green Shopping Centre. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Donore (Bru na Boinne & Newgrange), Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Howth Hills (in Howth). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, explore the world behind art at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online travel planner.

You can drive from Westport to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.