19 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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19 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Kilkenny, Ireland
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Toronto, Canada


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3
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 some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol and National Gallery of Ireland. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Temple Bar, look for gifts at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and get engrossed in the history at 14 Henrietta Street.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dublin tour builder tool .

Toronto, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Toronto in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Kilkenny.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
National Gallery of Ireland ©
National Gallery of Ireland

3
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kilkenny Castle and Ferns Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Hook Lighthouse and Ballyhack Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kilkenny: The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy) and Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum (in Waterford). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jerpoint Abbey, learn more about the world around you at Medieval Mile Museum, make a trip to St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, and explore the galleries of Edmund Rice Heritage Centre.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kilkenny journey planner.

You can take a bus from Dublin to Kilkenny in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Dublin in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kilkenny, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Kilkenny

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Enniscorthy, Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum, Ballyhack Castle, Hook Lighthouse
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Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Ferns Castle ©
Ferns Castle
Jerpoint Abbey ©
Jerpoint Abbey

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.
On the 11th (Mon), steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bath itinerary planner .

Getting from Kilkenny to Bath by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge, Malmesbury Market Cross
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

3
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Chavenage House and Old Baptist Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Nature in Art and Art Couture Painswick Gallery capture your imagination. When in Gloucester, make a side trip to see Purton Ships Graveyard in Berkeley, approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, delve into the distant past at Eastgate Viewing Chamber, brush up on your military savvy at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester sightseeing planner .

Getting from Bath to Gloucester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. May in Gloucester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Purton Ships Graveyard, Old Baptist Chapel, Chavenage House, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art
Old Baptist Chapel ©
Old Baptist Chapel

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Museum-lovers will appreciate Natural History Museum and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Getting from Gloucester to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gloucester in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in London, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and explore the different monuments and memorials at South Leith Parish Church.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day 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 May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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