19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
2
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 15 min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Take a break from London with a short trip to St Albans Cathedral in St. Albans, about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in London hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Conwy.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St Albans Cathedral
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
St Albans Cathedral ©
St Albans Cathedral
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

2
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cadeirlan Bangor Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Old Church, thenidentify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, thensteep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Llangelynin Old Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Conwy trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Conwy in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Conwy, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Killarney.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bangor, Caernarfon Castle, St. Michael's Old Church
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blarney Castle & Gardens and Gap of Dunloe. Escape the urban bustle at Torc Waterfall and Kerry Cliffs. Go for a jaunt from Killarney to Cork to see St. Anne's Church about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Muckross House, get great views at Moll's Gap, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Killarney route planning app.

Explore your travel options from Conwy to Killarney with the Route module. In June, daytime highs in Killarney are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cork, Kerry Cliffs
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Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Cliffs of Moher and Scattery Island. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bunratty Castle & Folk Park and Galway City Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Hag's Head (in Liscannor), Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore) and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport).

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Galway trip planning website.

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Killarney in July, plan for little chillier nights in Galway, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Liscannor, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Scattery Island, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre
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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden ©
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bru na Boinne and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Powerscourt Gardens and House in Enniskerry--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin day trip planning website.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Bru na Boinne
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, thencontemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, thentake in the views from Forth Road Bridge, and finally appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel and then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker app.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

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