24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Canada
Fly:  7 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Bus:  3 h
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
7
Sligo, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Galway, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Limerick, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
10
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 45 min
End: Montreal, Canada

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market, and visit Piccadilly Arcade.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip app.

Montreal, Canada to London is an approximately 10.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Montreal to London. Traveling from Montreal in September, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fashion Museum Bath as well as Bath Artisan Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Fashion Museum Bath ©
Fashion Museum Bath

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels and Liverpool Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Casbah Coffee Club. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool online vacation planner.

Getting from Bath to Liverpool by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Liverpool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

2
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.
On the 14th (Sat), examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then admire the masterpieces at Ulster Folk Museum. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Belfast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ulster Folk Museum
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Ulster Folk Museum ©
Ulster Folk Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at James Joyce Cultural Centre and Dublin Castle. Visit Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. There's still lots to do: walk around St Stephens Green, see the interesting displays at GPO & GPO Witness History Visitor Centre, explore the world behind art at Chester Beatty, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. You'll set off for Derry on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Trinity College Dublin ©
Trinity College Dublin

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for gifts at Checkpoint Charlie and then make a trip to The Bogside Artists.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Derry trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Derry in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sligo.

Things to do in Derry

Shopping Nightlife Museums
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Millennium Forum ©
Millennium Forum
City Walls ©
City Walls
Museum of Free Derry ©
Museum of Free Derry

1
night
Sligo, Ireland

Sligo ©
Despite its small size, Sligo serves as a major center of culture, commerce, and entertainment in the northwestern section of Ireland.
To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sligo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Derry to Sligo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Sligo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Galway.

Things to do in Sligo

Historic Sites

Side Trip

National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock
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Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery ©
Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock ©
National Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: tee off at Galway Bay Golf Resort and then take a memorable drive along Wild Atlantic Way.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Galway trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Sligo to Galway takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daytime highs in Galway are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Limerick.

Things to do in Galway

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Galway City Museum ©
Galway City Museum
Salthill Beaches ©
Salthill Beaches

2
nights
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 (Tue): look for gifts at McKernan Woollen Mills and then take an in-depth tour of Craggaunowen. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of King John's Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, and then play a few rounds at Dromoland Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Limerick travel planner.

Drive from Galway to Limerick in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Limerick, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Limerick

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Craggaunowen, McKernan Woollen Mills, Bunratty Castle & Folk Park, Dromoland Castle
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
King John's Castle ©
King John's Castle
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Craggaunowen ©
Craggaunowen

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue, wander the streets of Grafton Street, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, and finally steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Spire, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, and then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

You can drive from Limerick to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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