29 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Alkmaar Itinerary

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Kilkenny, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Carlow, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Drive to Dublin Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Alkmaar
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Humberside Airport, Drive to Beverley
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Beverley, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Kilkenny, Ireland — 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Woodstock House and Gardens and Kilfane Church. Explore Kilkenny's surroundings by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas) and Clonea Beach (in Dungarvan). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Hawkeye School of Falconry, admire the masterpieces at Butler Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, and hike along The Barrow Way.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kilkenny trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Kilkenny is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Carlow.
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Carlow, Ireland — 2 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Delta Sensory Gardens and Carlow County Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Carlow side-trips: Huntington Castle (in Clonegal), Maynooth Castle (in Maynooth) and Wallaby Woods Donadea (in Kildare).

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Carlow trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Kilkenny to Carlow takes an hour. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Carlow, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alkmaar.
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Alkmaar is a municipality and a city in the Netherlands, in the province of North Holland. On the 9th (Fri), make a trip to Korenmolen 't Roode Hert, then walk around Alkmaarderhout en Westerhout, and then contemplate the long history of Klim Naar de Hemel.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alkmaar trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Carlow to Alkmaar. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Beverley.
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Beverley, United Kingdom — 1 night

Beverley is a market town, civil parish and the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Wolds Way Owl Trust and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ethelburga, Great Givendale. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at The Creative Lab, then go for a walk through Abbyo's Ice Cream Van, then steep yourself in history at North Bar, and finally admire the natural beauty at Coronation Garden.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Beverley road trip website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Alkmaar to Beverley. The time zone difference when traveling from Alkmaar to Beverley is minus 1 hour. In June, daily temperatures in Beverley can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Leeds.
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Leeds, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Markenfield Hall and County Arcade. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: Shibden Park (in Halifax) and The Coldstones Cut (in Pateley Bridge). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at RSPB St Aidan's nature park, look for gifts at Scent Salim, contemplate the waterfront views at Yeadon Tarn, and relax in the rural setting at Crag House Farm.

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Traveling by car from Beverley to Leeds takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ecclesall Woods and Hillsborough Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheffield: Mam Tor (in Hope) and Bakewell (River Wye & Bath Gardens). There's still lots to do: stroll around Millhouses Park, contemplate the long history of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St Marie, and examine the collection at Bishops' House.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheffield travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leeds to Sheffield in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Sheffield sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 5 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Martineau Gardens and The Rest House. Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: The Oxford Artisan Distillery (in Oxford) and Hawkstone Brewery (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of West Midlands Police Museum, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Chad's Cathedral, and make a trip to Brindleyplace.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Birmingham journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You'll set off for Liverpool on the 25th (Sun).
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step off the beaten path and head to Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with The Romans, see the interesting displays at Quirky Quarter, walk around Calderstones Park, and admire the natural beauty at St.John's Gardens.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planning website.

You can drive from Birmingham to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Ireland travel guide

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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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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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