49 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

49 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

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49 days in Ireland, Belfast & London Itinerary

Start: Rochester, United States
Drive + Fly:  15 h
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Dublin, Ireland
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Letterkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Ballina, Ireland
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Achill Island, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
7
Westport, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Cong, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
9
Galway, Ireland
— 1 night
Taxi + Ferry:  2 h
10
Inishmore, Ireland
— 3 nights
+3
Ferry + Bus + Foot + Bus:  9 h 30 min
11
Dingle, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
12
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
13
Kenmare, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
14
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
15
Cork, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
16
Kinsale, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
17
Cobh, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
18
Waterford, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  45 min
19
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
20
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
21
London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
End: Rochester, United States

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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.
For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner.

Rochester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rochester to Dublin is 6 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rochester in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. On the 19th (Sun), you'll travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Nightlife Tours Outdoors
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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Glens of Antrim, Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours and St. George's Market. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see Belfast Famous Black Taxi Tours, browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, then steep yourself in history at Albert Memorial Clock Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George's Church, and finally stop by Cathedral Quarter.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast route planning app .

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Letterkenny.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Glens of Antrim, Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle
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Albert Memorial Clock Tower ©
Albert Memorial Clock Tower
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

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Letterkenny, Ireland

Letterkenny ©
As an economic center of the region, Letterkenny has suffered overdevelopment, but its thriving student and young-professional population brings good food, accommodations, and nightlife.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Slieve League, Glenveagh Castle and Glenveagh National Park. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Glenveagh National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Glenveagh Castle, and then get great views at Slieve League.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Letterkenny visit planner.

Getting from Belfast to Letterkenny by car takes about 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Letterkenny are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Letterkenny

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Slieve League, Glenveagh National Park
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Glenveagh Castle ©
Glenveagh Castle
Slieve League ©
Slieve League
Glenveagh National Park ©
Glenveagh National Park

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Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
On the 4th (Wed), head outdoors with Hazelwood, stroll through Streedagh Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Hazelwood House, then appreciate the views at Sruth In Aghaidh An Aird - The Devil's Chimney, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dunmoran Strand, and finally stroll the grounds of Yeats's Grave.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sligo trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Letterkenny to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Sligo sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ballina.

Things to do in Sligo

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Drumcliff, Rosserk Friary, Streedagh Beach, Rosses Point Loop Walk
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Streedagh Beach ©
Streedagh Beach
Dunmoran Strand ©
Dunmoran Strand
Rosserk Friary ©
Rosserk Friary

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Ballina, Ireland

Ballina ©
Straddling the River Moy near Ireland's northern Atlantic coast, the town of Ballina has roots dating as far back as 1375.
On the 5th (Thu), examine the collection at Jackie Clarke Collection, explore the ancient world of Belleek Castle Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Connacht Whiskey Company, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Muredach's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ballina trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sligo to Ballina in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Sligo in May, Ballina is a bit cooler at night with lows of 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Achill Island.

Things to do in Ballina

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
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Belleek Castle Museum ©
Belleek Castle Museum
Jackie Clarke Collection ©
Jackie Clarke Collection
St. Muredach's Cathedral ©
St. Muredach's Cathedral

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Achill Island, Ireland

Achill Island ©
Dramatic rocky cliffs, rolling green hills, and a meandering coastline buffeted by a wild ocean make a trip to Achill Island one of the best opportunities to snapping memorable photos of classic Irish landscapes.
Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Keem Bay, view the masterpieces at Ronan Halpin Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Keel Beach, then view the masterpieces at The Yellow Lady Design Centre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kildownet Old Cemetery Headstones, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Minaun.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Achill Island day trip tool .

Getting from Ballina to Achill Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Westport.

Things to do in Achill Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Keel Beach ©
Keel Beach
Keem Bay
Keem Bay
Croaghaun ©
Croaghaun

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Westport, Ireland

Westport ©
Renowned for its Georgian architecture, Westport sits in the shadows of Croagh Patrick, considered the holiest mountain in Ireland.
On the next day, hike along Clew Bay Archaeological Trail, then view the masterpieces at The Quay Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at The Lost Valley, and finally kick back and relax at Silver Strand.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Westport day trip app .

Traveling by car from Achill Island to Westport takes an hour. In May, daytime highs in Westport are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cong.

Things to do in Westport

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Louisburgh, Kylemore, Lettergesh Beach, Murrisk Abbey
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Highlights from your plan
The Lost Valley ©
The Lost Valley
Gothic Chapel ©
Gothic Chapel

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Cong, Ireland

Cong ©
To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cong trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Westport to Cong in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Cong sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Galway.

Things to do in Cong

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Moore Hall, Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Ashford Castle ©
Ashford Castle
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin) ©
Coral Strand (Tra an Doilin)
Royal Abbey of Cong ©
Royal Abbey of Cong

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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.
On the 11th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Galway road trip planning site .

You can drive from Cong to Galway in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Galway can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Inishmore.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum

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Inishmore, Ireland

Inishmore ©
Inishmore represents the largest of the Aran Islands and has a strong commitment to maintaining the Irish language, culture, and ancient attractions.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Teampall Chiarain, delve into the distant past at Dun Duchathair, then explore the ancient world of Dun Eoghanachta, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Na Seacht Teampaill (The Seven Churches), and finally stroll through The Wormhole.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Inishmore trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Galway to Inishmore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, daytime highs in Inishmore are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. You'll set off for Dingle on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Inishmore

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Dun Aonghasa ©
Dun Aonghasa
Dun Eoghanachta ©
Dun Eoghanachta

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Dingle, Ireland

Dingle ©
Located on Ireland's western coastline, Dingle sits between scenic mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Get some historical perspective at Gallarus Oratory and Dun Chaoin Pier. Take a break from the city and head to Glanteenassig Wood and Glenteenassig Forest Park. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Greenlane Gallery, get outside with Kingdom Falconry, see the interesting displays at Harry Clarke Stained Glass Windows, and take an in-depth tour of Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dingle vacation app .

Traveling by combination of ferry and bus from Inishmore to Dingle takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. May in Dingle sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. On the 28th (Sat), you're off to Killarney.

Things to do in Dingle

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Castlegregory, Dingle Sheepdogs Demonstrations & Trials, Dun Chaoin Pier
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Glenteenassig Forest Park ©
Glenteenassig Forest Park
Riasc ©
Riasc
Dun Chaoin Pier ©
Dun Chaoin Pier

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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 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Kerry, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs, then admire the verdant scenery at The Black Valley, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Irish Whiskey Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Church of Ireland, browse the exhibits of Peter Cox Photography Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Gallery 21 Fine Art Photography, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Kerry County Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ardfert Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Dingle to Killarney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kenmare.

Things to do in Killarney

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tralee, Ardfert Cathedral, Kerry Cliffs
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Irish Whiskey Experience ©
Irish Whiskey Experience
Banna Strand
Banna Strand
Ardfert Cathedral ©
Ardfert Cathedral

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Kenmare, Ireland

Kenmare ©
Known for its wide range of restaurants and traditional pubs, Kenmare sits along two major Irish tourist routes, the Ring of Kerry and the Ring of Beara.
Visit Molly Gallivan's Cottage & Traditional Farm and Holy Cross Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Allihies Copper Mine Museum and Blackwater Woodturners. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kenmare: Carriganass Castle (in Kealkill), Derreenataggart Stone Circle (in Castletownbere) and Ballaghbeama Gap (in Glencar). Next up on the itinerary: tee off at Ring of Kerry Golf Club, stroll the grounds of Templenoe Burial, get to know the fascinating history of Allihies Copper Mine Trail, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kenmare day trip planning app .

You can drive from Killarney to Kenmare in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Kenmare, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Limerick.

Things to do in Kenmare

Outdoors Historic Sites Golf

Side Trips

Allihies, Mill Cove Gallery, Cearbhall O’Dalaigh Memorial, Carriganass Castle, Glengarriff Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Kerry Golf Club ©
Ring of Kerry Golf Club
Carriganass Castle ©
Carriganass Castle

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Limerick, Ireland

Limerick ©
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): snap pictures at Sarsfield Bridge, step into the grandiose world of King John's Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mary's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Hunt Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Grange Stone Circle Lough Gur. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Limerick Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Redemptorist Church, explore the world behind art at Limerick City Gallery of Art, then don't miss a visit to Pery's Square, then have some family-friendly fun at National Kart Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Joseph's Church.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Limerick online travel route planner .

Getting from Kenmare to Limerick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Limerick sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Cork.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Bruff
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Thomas Fitzgerald Center ©
Thomas Fitzgerald Center
Redemptorist Church ©
Redemptorist Church

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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.
On the 25th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Cork City Gaol, see the interesting displays at Collins Barracks Museum, stroll the grounds of St. Oliver's Cemetery, then explore the historical opulence of Blarney Castle & Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Ireland Church, and finally visit Paul Street. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Francis Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of St Mary & St Anne & Visitor Centre, then head outdoors with Play Gaelic Games, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cork online tour itinerary builder .

Getting from Limerick to Cork by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Cork can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Kinsale.

Things to do in Cork

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Blarney Castle & Gardens ©
Blarney Castle & Gardens
Cork City Gaol ©
Cork City Gaol
Saint Francis Church ©
Saint Francis Church

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Kinsale, Ireland

Kinsale ©
Located at the estuary of the Brandon River, the historical fishing town of Kinsale nestles against hills that act as a natural shield against the open sea.
Step off the beaten path and head to Charles Fort and St Barrahane's Church. Get some cultural insight at Kinsale Regional Museum and Ballinspittle. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Fachtna's Cathedral (in Rosscarbery), Drombeg Stone Circle (in Skibbereen) and Clonakilty (Michael Collins Centre, Birthplace of Michael Collins, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at James Fort, play a few rounds at Old Head Golf Links, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Patrick, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kinsale Mead Co.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kinsale trip itinerary planning app .

Take a bus from Cork to Kinsale in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Kinsale are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cobh.

Things to do in Kinsale

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Clonakilty, Bandon, Drombeg Stone Circle, St. Fachtna's Cathedral, St Barrahane's Church
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Charles Fort ©
Charles Fort
Inchydoney Beach ©
Inchydoney Beach
Kinsale Regional Museum ©
Kinsale Regional Museum

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Cobh, Ireland

Cobh ©
Although Cobh played a major role in the story of Irish emigration to America, most people know it as the final port of call for the ill-fated Titanic.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Brigid Shelly Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ballyquin Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardmore Round Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Declan's Well and Oratory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, and finally kick back and relax at Ballynamona Beach. On your second day here, examine the collection at Titanic Experience Cobh, examine the collection at Cobh Heritage Centre, pause for some serene contemplation at St Colman’s Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cobh Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Fota House & Gardens, and finally tee off at Cobh Golf Club.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cobh trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Kinsale to Cobh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Waterford.

Things to do in Cobh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ardmore, Fota House & Gardens, Collegiate Church Of St. Mary, Ballynamona Beach
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary ©
Collegiate Church Of St. Mary
Cobh Heritage Centre ©
Cobh Heritage Centre
Cobh Cathedral ©
Cobh Cathedral

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Waterford, Ireland

Waterford ©
Ireland's oldest city, Waterford maintains its small-town charm and attracts a growing number of travelers with its rich history, lively nightlife, and thriving festival scene.
Visit Hook Lighthouse and Ballyhack Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum and Curraghmore House. Explore Waterford's surroundings by going to Mayfield Birds of Prey (in Kilmacthomas), Enniscorthy (The National 1798 Rebellion Centre, St. Aidan's Cathedral, &more) and Ormond Castle (in Carrick-on-Suir). The adventure continues: explore the landscape on two wheels at Waterford Greenway, admire the masterpieces at Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, explore the galleries of The Old Market House Arts Centre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Waterford attractions planner.

You can drive from Cobh to Waterford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Waterford, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Waterford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Dungarvan, Ros Tapestry Exhibition Center, Curraghmore House, Hook Lighthouse
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 4:
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Hook Lighthouse ©
Hook Lighthouse
Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum ©
Ormond Castle ©
Ormond Castle

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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.
On the 4th (Sat), head outdoors with Go With The Flow - River Adventures, browse the exhibits of National Craft Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Butter Slip, then get into the urban bustle at The Tholsel, then don't miss a visit to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Black Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Rothe House and Garden, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Smithwick's Experience, get a new perspective on nature at Medieval Mile Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jerpoint Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Jerpoint Park, and finally head outdoors with Mount Juliet Estate.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny day trip site .

Traveling by bus from Waterford to Kilkenny takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Dublin.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Go With The Flow - River Adventures ©
St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower ©
Smithwick's Experience ©
Smithwick's Experience

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monasterboice Monastic Site, Newgrange and Hill of Tara (Temair). Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Priory of St. John The Baptist, contemplate the long history of Hill of Tara (Temair), steep yourself in history at Donaghmore Round Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Newgrange, then take an in-depth tour of Drogheda Museum Millmount, and finally delve into the distant past at Monasterboice Monastic Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Newman University Church, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Decorative Arts & History, explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Teeling Whiskey Distillery, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally take a stroll through Grafton Street.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by bus from Kilkenny to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kilkenny in June, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

County Louth, Priory of St. John The Baptist, Donaghmore Round Tower, Hill of Tara (Temair), St. Laurence Gate
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Newgrange ©
Newgrange

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Tower of London. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Chartwell are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sissinghurst Castle Garden (in Sissinghurst), Leeds Castle (in Maidstone) and Scotney Castle Garden (in Lamberhurst). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Sir John Soane's Museum, stop by Westminster, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chichester, Arundel, Chartwell, Leeds Castle, Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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