59 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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59 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Llangollen, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Chester, United Kingdom
— Few hours
bus:  45​min
7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  45​min
8
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  1​h
9
Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Penistone, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Buttermere, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
14
Glenridding, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
15
Durham, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  15​min
16
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
17
Jedburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
18
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
19
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
20
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 45​min
21
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
22
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
23
Galway, Ireland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h
24
Ennis, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
25
Adare, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
26
Killarney, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
27
Tramore, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
28
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
29
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
30
London, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in London hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford driving holiday planner .

Getting from London to Oxford by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Tours Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Pitt Rivers Museum ©
Pitt Rivers Museum

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. On the 20th (Sun), you're off toLlangollen.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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Llangollen, United Kingdom

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take in the views from Llangollen Bridge and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Llangollen travel planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Llangollen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Llangollen sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Llangollen

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Llangollen Bridge ©
Llangollen Bridge

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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 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to RNLI Conwy Lifeboat Station. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, then don't miss a visit to Llywelyn The Great Statue, then steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Llangelynin Old Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Conwy sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Llangollen to Conwy in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. December in Conwy sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Chester.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Caernarfon Castle, Menai Suspension Bridge
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Space Craft ©
Space Craft
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

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Chester, United Kingdom

Chester
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chester trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Conwy to Chester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Chester are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You will leave for Liverpool on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Chester

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by bus from Chester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Liverpool sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites
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Highlights from your plan
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games

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Sheffield, United Kingdom

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 24th (Thu), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get your game on at Ringinglow Archery, don't miss a visit to Chatsworth House, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally stop by Rococo Chocolates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by train from Manchester to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Penistone.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Rococo Chocolates
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

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Penistone, United Kingdom

Penistone ©
Penistone is a market town and civil parish in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, which had a population of 22,909 at the 2011 census. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): stop by The Carding Shed, see the interesting displays at National Coal Mining Museum for England, and then take an in-depth tour of Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Penistone trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sheffield to Penistone in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Penistone are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Penistone

Museums Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum, The Carding Shed, National Coal Mining Museum for England
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum ©
Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum
The Carding Shed ©
The Carding Shed

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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): examine the collection at National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then admire the striking features of York Minster. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, then don't miss a visit to York Shambles, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our York road trip planning site .

You can drive from Penistone to York in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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Buttermere, United Kingdom

Buttermere ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): explore the activities along Derwentwater, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, and finally trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk. Keep things going the next day: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Honister Slate Mine and then head outdoors with Alpacaly Ever After.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Buttermere travel planner.

You can drive from York to Buttermere in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Windermere.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, The Lakes Distillery, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, explore the galleries of Cookhouse Gallery, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally get great views at Orrest Head.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Windermere road trip planning app .

Drive from Buttermere to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Glenridding.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside, Grasmere, Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
Highlights from your plan
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre ©

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Glenridding, United Kingdom

Glenridding
Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Go for a jaunt from Glenridding to Staveley to see Hawkshead Brewery about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, hike along Blencathra [Saddleback], have fun at Rookin House Activity Centre, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glenridding trip planner .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Glenridding takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Glenridding can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Glenridding

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Rookin House Activity Centre, Hawkshead Brewery
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
St Bega's Church ©
St Bega's Church

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Durham, United Kingdom

Durham
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Durham online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Glenridding to Durham takes 2 hours. In January in Durham, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you're off toNewcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Durham

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
On the 6th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of The Discovery Museum, then admire the architecture and history at EXIT Newcastle, and then contemplate the long history of The Quayside.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne tour builder .

Newcastle upon Tyne is just a short distance from Durham. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jedburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jan 5 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
EXIT Newcastle ©
EXIT Newcastle
The Quayside ©
The Quayside
The Discovery Museum ©
The Discovery Museum

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Jedburgh, United Kingdom

Jedburgh ©
Jedburgh is a town and former royal burgh in the Scottish Borders and the traditional county town of the historic county of Roxburghshire.LocationJedburgh lies on the Jed Water, a tributary of the River Teviot. On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to Carter Bar, get engrossed in the history at Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, then explore the ancient world of Jedburgh Abbey, then admire the natural beauty at Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre, and finally take in the views from The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jedburgh route builder tool .

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Jedburgh in 1.5 hours. In January in Jedburgh, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Jedburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Leaderfoot Viaduct, also known as the Drygrange Viaduct
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Carter Bar ©
Carter Bar
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Calton Hill, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

Getting from Jedburgh to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 12th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally snap pictures at Wellington Suspension Bridge. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Balmedie Beach and then wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Aberdeen attractions planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Dunnottar Castle
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow journey builder website .

You can drive from Aberdeen to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. On the 13th (Wed), you'll travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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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.
On the 14th (Thu), ponder the world of politics at City Hall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast attractions site .

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums
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Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall

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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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to The Spire, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin journey planner.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Galway: Westport (Atlantic Drive on Achill Island & The Great Western Greenway), Cong (Pigeon Hole Cave, Ashford Castle, & more) and Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden (in Kylemore). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Galway Arts Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corcomroe Abbey, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and don't miss a visit to Forthill Graveyard.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Galway trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January in Galway, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ennis.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cong, Westport, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Corcomroe Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 17 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Galway Arts Centre ©
Galway Arts Centre
Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way

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Ennis, Ireland

Ennis ©
Ennis is the county town of Clare, Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Hag's Head and then explore the striking landscape at Cliffs of Moher. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, then contemplate the long history of Poulnabrone Dolmen, then make a trip to Daniel O'Connell Monument, and finally stop by The Woollen Market.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ennis road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Galway to Ennis takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Adare.

Things to do in Ennis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

County Clare, Liscannor, Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
The Burren ©
The Burren

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Adare, Ireland

Adare ©
Adare is a small town in County Limerick, Ireland, located south-west of the city of Limerick. Venture out of the city with trips to Buttevant Friary (in Buttevant), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Mallow) and Swiss Cottage (in Cahir). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Cratloe Woods House, enjoy some diversion at Blackwater Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Desmond Castle, and make a trip to Desmond Hall.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Adare attractions planner .

Getting from Ennis to Adare by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Adare are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Adare

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Bruff, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, The Donkey Sanctuary, Askeaton Friary, Desmond Hall
Find places to stay Jan 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Desmond Castle ©
Desmond Castle
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Old Franciscan Friary ©
Old Franciscan Friary

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Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
On the 31st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church of Ireland.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Killarney sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Adare to Killarney takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Tramore.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 1:
Highlights from your plan
St. Mary's Church of Ireland ©
St. Mary's Church of Ireland

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Tramore, Ireland

Tramore ©
Tramore is a seaside town in County Waterford on the southeast coast of Ireland. Venture out of the city with trips to Dungarvan (St. Mary's Church of Ireland Graveyard & Clonea Beach), Lismore Castle Gardens (in Lismore) and Collegiate Church Of St. Mary (in Youghal). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mayfield Birds of Prey, make a trip to The Round Tower, get in on the family fun at Tramore Amusement Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tramore driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Killarney to Tramore in 3 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Tramore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dungarvan, Kilmacthomas, Lismore Castle Gardens, Mahon Falls (a.k.a. Eas na Machan), The Round Tower
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Mayfield Birds of Prey ©
Mayfield Birds of Prey
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Lismore Castle Gardens ©
Lismore Castle Gardens

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Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Gower Peninsula, step into the grandiose world of Castell Coch, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cardiff trip builder tool .

Getting from Tramore to Cardiff by car takes about 7.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Nature

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Gower Peninsula
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Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Room Escape Games
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Beaux Arts Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Cardiff to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Stonehenge, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
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St. Paul's Cathedral
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Houses of Parliament

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