32 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Des Moines, United States
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
3
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  6​h
6
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
8
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Des Moines, United States


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2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killarney National Park and Torc Mountain Walk. The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary builder website .

Des Moines, USA to Killarney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Des Moines in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 40°F in Killarney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Galway.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Climbing Tours
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
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Killarney Falconry

4
nights
Galway, Ireland

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Quay Street and Rinville Park. On the 6th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Doo Lough Valley, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the natural beauty at Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden, and appreciate the history behind Galway City Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Galway road trip planning site .

Drive from Killarney to Galway in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 36°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Galway

Tours Parks Nature
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Food Tours
Quay Street ©
Quay Street
Doo Lough Valley ©
Doo Lough Valley

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John the Evangelist Church, then explore the historical opulence of Kilkenny Castle, and finally get outside with Go With The Flow - River Adventures.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kilkenny online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Galway to Kilkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 50°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Little Museum of Dublin and Irish Whiskey Museum. There's lots more to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and make a trip to Temple Bar.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Dublin road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dublin when traveling from Kilkenny in March, with lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol

1
night
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
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 15th (Tue): go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Llandudno itinerary planning app .

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Llandudno in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Llandudno

Nature Parks
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 16th (Wed), trot along with a tour on horseback, then contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, then have fun at Cotswold Archery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Moreton Gallery, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then look for gifts at Moreton in Marsh, and finally take an in-depth tour of Rollright Stones.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh driving holiday app .

You can drive from Llandudno to Moreton-in-Marsh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daytime highs in Moreton-in-Marsh are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

St. Edward's Church, Rollright Stones
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Horseback Riding Tours
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

4
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Royal Victoria Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alexandra Park, see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Bath driving holiday website .

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa
Royal Victoria Park ©
Royal Victoria Park

5
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London trip builder tool .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 37°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Photography Tours and Dean Village. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Snow Factor in Renfrew, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planning app .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Classes

Side Trip

Snow Factor
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Room Escape Games
Photography Tours

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