13 days in England, Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

13 days in England, Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

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13 days in England, Northern Ireland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Train:  2​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Liverpool, United Kingdom

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Gallery at The Guild (in Chipping Campden), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, shop like a local with Covent Garden, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner .

Liverpool to London is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Greystones Farm, The Gallery at The Guild
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Causeway Coastal Route and Portrush East Strand. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ballywalter Beach and Helen's Bay beach. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills), The Puffin Gallery (in Ballycastle) and Ballygally Beach (in Ballygally). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast route builder site .

You can fly from London to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daytime highs in Belfast are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Puffin Gallery, Ballywalter Beach, Helen's Bay beach, Portrush East Strand, Giant's Causeway
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol. James Joyce Cultural Centre and Gallery of Photography will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Temple Bar, admire the masterpieces at The Gerard Byrne Studio, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and shop like a local with Grafton Street.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin route planner .

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Dublin, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Seal Rescue Ireland, Curracloe Beach
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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