10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly:  13​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h
4
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
train:  3​h
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Big Ben, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London route planner .

Indianapolis, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Indianapolis in September: high temperatures in London hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip app .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 56°F and lows are around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michan's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle and then wander the streets of Temple Bar.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, browse the exhibits of Conwy Castle, look for gifts at The Cheese Room Deli, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints, and finally contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Conwy holiday planning website .

Getting from Dublin to Conwy by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Conwy are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Church of St Mary & All Saints ©
Church of St Mary & All Saints
Conwy Town Walls ©
Conwy Town Walls

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