43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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43 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Train:  1 h 45 min
1
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
3
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Galway, Ireland
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Cork, Ireland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
9
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
End: London, United Kingdom

5
nights
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bristol: Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey), Art Couture Painswick Gallery (in Painswick) and SimAir737 (in Cheltenham). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, partake in some friendly competition at Locked In A Room, and contemplate the long history of Chavenage House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bristol online journey builder.

London to Bristol is an approximately 2- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Cotswolds Distillery, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Archery
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

5
nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cardiff side-trips: Folly Farm (in Begelly), Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and Swansea (Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Gower Peninsula, &more). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, stop by Welsh Love Spoon Gallery, take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and take in nature's colorful creations at Cowbridge Physic Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bristol to Cardiff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Swansea, Cowbridge Physic Garden, Folly Farm, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Rhossili Bay
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Folly Farm ©
Folly Farm
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula

5
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and York (Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York, York Minster, &more). There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, get lost in a book at The John Rylands Library, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and explore the galleries of Manchester Art Gallery.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manchester online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Cardiff to Manchester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Shopping

Side Trips

York, Ladybower Reservoir
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The City of Manchester Distillery ©
The City of Manchester Distillery
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

5
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Step out of Liverpool with an excursion to Great Orme in Llandudno--about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, get engrossed in the history at World Museum, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip site.

Getting from Manchester to Liverpool by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Great Orme
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Dublin Zoo, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planner.

Getting from Liverpool to Dublin by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Galway.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Great Western Greenway (in Westport), Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (in Bunratty) and Cliffs of Moher (in Liscannor). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Scattery Island, take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way, get engrossed in the history at Galway City Museum, and admire the striking features of Galway Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Galway trip planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Galway in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. May in Galway sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cork.

Things to do in Galway

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Scattery Island, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Cliffs of Moher, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Aillwee Cave
Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:
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Scattery Island ©
Scattery Island
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cork: Killarney (Killarney National Park, Ross Castle, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Blarney Castle & Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at The English Market, examine the collection at Collins Barracks Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cork route maker.

Drive from Galway to Cork in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Cork are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Dublin.

Things to do in Cork

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Killarney
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Nano Nagle Place ©
Nano Nagle Place
Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens

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Dublin, Ireland

See some other sides of Dublin: get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

You can take a train from Cork to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trip

National Transport Museum
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 13:
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Walking tours
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get lost in a book at Central Library, get your game on at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, then explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Beatles Statue and then have some family-friendly fun at Mersey Games.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liverpool day trip planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Fun & Games Tours Outdoors
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Mersey Games ©
Mersey Games
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre ©
Awesome Walls Climbing Centre
Central Library ©
Central Library

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