36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  7 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  8 h
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Cavan, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
7
Cork, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Dingle, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
10
Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
11
Liscannor, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
12
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
13
Westport, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
14
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Toronto, Canada

3
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.
Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Westminster Abbey and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at British Library.

To see ratings and tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Toronto in September, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 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
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. 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 Linlithgow (Blackness Castle & Linlithgow Palace), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and The Black Watch Castle & Museum (in Perth). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, take an in-depth tour of Discovery Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Linlithgow, Rosslyn Chapel, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Discovery Point
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

5
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
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 Sharmanka Kinetic Theatrefor 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, admire the masterpieces at St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, look for all kinds of wild species at Strathblane Falconry, and explore the galleries of The Glasgow School of Art.

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

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Dumbarton, Strathblane Falconry, Paisley Abbey
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
House for an Art Lover ©
House for an Art Lover
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art

3
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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, thenexamine the collection at HMS Caroline, thenexamine 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, thenget engrossed in the history at Museum of Orange Heritage, 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 3 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
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

1
day
Cavan, Ireland

Cavan ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): cruise along Burren Coastline Drive, pause for some serene contemplation at Cavan Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life 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 Parks

Side Trips

Deerpark Forest Walk, Burren Coastline Drive
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Deerpark Forest Walk ©
Deerpark Forest Walk
Cavan Cathedral ©
Cavan Cathedral

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Mount Juliet Estate, steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, thenlook for gifts at Nicholas Mosse Pottery, thenget 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
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Jerpoint Park ©
Jerpoint Park
Medieval Mile Museum ©
Medieval Mile Museum
St. John the Evangelist Church ©
St. John the Evangelist Church

1
night
Cork, Ireland

Cork ©
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, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter and Paul's Church, thenget 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 do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. 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

St Colman’s Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
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, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at 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, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Church of Ireland, and finally browse the exhibits of 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 do a combination of taxi and 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 Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Ross Castle ©
Ross Castle
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall

2
nights
Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
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, explore the galleries of Dingle Artworks, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Carol Cronin Gallery, thenstop 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 Golf

Side Trips

Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Ceann Sibeal (Dingle) Golf Club
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
John Weldon Jewellers ©
John Weldon Jewellers
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne ©
Músaem Chorca Dhuibhne

1
night
Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
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, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, thentake 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:
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Cathedral ©
St. John's Cathedral
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Hunt Museum ©
Hunt Museum

1
night
Liscannor, Ireland

Liscannor ©
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, stop by Moher Cottage, trek along Hag's Head, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Spanish Point Beach, thenhead 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 do a combination of train and 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

Side Trips

Wild Kitchen, Spanish Point Beach, Kilfenora Cathedral & Crosses
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Hag's Head ©
Hag's Head
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Spanish Point Beach ©
Spanish Point Beach

2
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.
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, thenexplore 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, thenexamine the collection at The Galway Fisheries Watchtower Museum, thenget 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

Side Trips

Athenry, Gort, Connemara Celtic Crystal Visitor Centre, National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Coole Park Nature Reserve ©
Coole Park Nature Reserve
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum ©
Thoor Ballylee - Yeats Museum
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

1
night
Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
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 Aughagower Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, browse the exhibits of The Quay Gallery, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally stop by Marlene's Chocolate Haven.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Westport trip builder website.

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

Things to do in Westport

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail ©
Clew Bay Archaeological Trail
The Quay Gallery ©
The Quay Gallery

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Wholesale Fruit Vegetable And Flower Market. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to Malahide Castle (in Malahide) and Donore (Bru na Boinne & Newgrange). 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, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, and admire the masterpieces at National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History.

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 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Donore, Howth Hills, Malahide Castle
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

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