16 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
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Wexford, Ireland
— 1 night
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Kenmare, Ireland
— 1 night
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Ballybunion, Ireland
— 1 night
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Cashel, Ireland
— 1 night
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Strokestown, Ireland
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Brecon, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Coventry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dublin itinerary builder tool.

Boston, USA to Dublin is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Boston in August, things will get a bit cooler in Dublin: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. You will leave for Wexford on the 31st (Wed).
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Wexford, Ireland — 1 night

Wexford is the county town of County Wexford, Ireland. On the 31st (Wed), see the interesting displays at Enniscorthy Castle, see the interesting displays at The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, and then stroll through Curracloe Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wexford online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Wexford takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kenmare.
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Kenmare, Ireland — 1 night

Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): experience rural life at Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm, then steep yourself in history at Stone Circle, then head outdoors with Ring of Kerry, and finally pause for some photo ops at Charles de Gaulle Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kenmare tour builder site.

You can drive from Wexford to Kenmare in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ballybunion.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Ballybunion, Ireland — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): cool off at Ballybunion Golf Club, explore the ancient world of Listowel Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse & Jail Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ladies Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ballybunion planner.

Drive from Kenmare to Ballybunion in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ballybunion are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Cashel.
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Cashel, Ireland — 1 night

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Rock of Cashel, and then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cashel trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ballybunion to Cashel in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Strokestown.
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Strokestown, Ireland — 1 night

Strokestown, historically called Bellanamullia and Bellanamully, is a small town in County Roscommon, Ireland. On the 4th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mel's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Strokestown Park & National Famine Museum, and then examine the collection at County Roscommon Heritage and Genealogy Centre.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Strokestown tour planner.

You can drive from Cashel to Strokestown in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in September, and nighttime lows around 48°F. On the 5th (Mon), you'll travel to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and then take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can drive from Strokestown to Dublin in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Dublin to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in September, and nighttime lows around 50°F. You will leave for Brecon on the 6th (Tue).
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Brecon, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales, with a population in 2001 of 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census. Do some cultural sightseeing at Brecon Cathedral and Ardent Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal and Brecon Basin Canals. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pen y Fan, experience rural life at Alpaca my Boots, explore by horseback at Trans Wales Trails, and view the masterpieces at Ardent Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Brecon visit planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Brecon in 2.5 hours. September in Brecon sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Aberystwyth.
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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom — 1 night

Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Castell Aberystwyth Castle.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aberystwyth trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brecon to Aberystwyth in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls, then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, browse the exhibits of Conwy Castle, and then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno route maker website.

You can drive from Aberystwyth to Llandudno in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coventry.
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Coventry, United Kingdom — 1 night

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. On the 12th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, and then take a pleasant ride with The Knights of Middle England.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Coventry trip itinerary site.

Getting from Llandudno to Coventry by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. September in Coventry sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can drive from Coventry to Birmingham in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for Dublin on the 13th (Tue).
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Dublin, Ireland — 1 night

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral and then examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dublin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Birmingham to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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County Kerry travel guide

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National Parks · Gardens · Nightlife
The Kingdom
Forming Ireland's southwestern corner, County Kerry encompasses world-renowned landmarks like the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula and features the major city of Killarney at its heart. As a peripheral part of the country, County Kerry supports a thriving traditional Irish culture, including the Irish language, music, and dance. Nearly 5,000 native Irish speakers reside in the area, concentrated in two large Gaeltachts known as Corca Dhuibhne and Uibh Rathach. Many visitors come to enjoy the rugged beauty of Kerry's coastline, lakes, and mountains. Several picturesque walking routes wind their way through the landscape, giving tourists the chance to engage deeply with its untamed nature.
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County Roscommon travel guide

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Ruins · Parks · Specialty Museums
County Roscommon boasts thousands of archeological sites but has remained a hidden gem that few tourists take the time to see. Here you'll find the home of Queen Medb, megalithic tombs, museums, and a number of well-preserved ruins. Nature lovers will revel in the region's vast countryside, and history buffs can explore more than 200 famous medieval attractions at the Rathcroghan complex, a World Heritage Site. The region is also home to the starting point of the epic Irish myth "Táin Bó Cúailnge."
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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Conwy County travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Piers & Boardwalks · Castles