15 days in Dublin, United Kingdom & Shannon Itinerary

15 days in Dublin, United Kingdom & Shannon Itinerary

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15 days in Dublin, United Kingdom & Shannon Itinerary

Start: Newburgh, United States
Drive + Fly:  7​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Shannon, Ireland
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Newburgh, United States

3
nights
Dublin, Ireland

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of Dublin with an excursion to Wicklow Mountains National Park in Glendalough Village--about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin online road trip planner .

Newburgh, USA to Dublin is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In June, Dublin is slightly colder than Newburgh - with highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Wicklow Mountains National Park
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

1
day
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 7th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, then admire all the interesting features of Kingspan Stadium, and then see the interesting displays at W5.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Belfast online vacation planner .

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens
Kingspan Stadium ©
Kingspan Stadium

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Calton Hill, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holyrood Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Belfast in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park

6
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Gin Journey as well as Dennis Severs' House. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to White Cliffs of Dover and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Howletts Wild Animal Park (in Canterbury), Oxford (Christ Church, Walking tours, & more) and Gustamps (in Brighton). The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at The London Eye, see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London trip builder tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, you will find days in London are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford, Cambridge, Hawk Conservancy Trust, IWM Duxford, Arundel Castle and Gardens
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Irish Whiskey Museum as well as The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Phoenix Park, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, take a stroll through Temple Bar, then examine the collection at Irish Whiskey Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally contemplate the long history of Trinity College Dublin.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planner.

You can fly from London to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Shannon.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Irish Whiskey Museum ©
Irish Whiskey Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

few
hours
Shannon, Ireland

Shannon ©
Shannon or Shannon Town, named after the river near which it stands, is a town in County Clare, Ireland. To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shannon trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Shannon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Shannon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shannon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bunratty
Highlights from your plan
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park ©
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park
Shannon Heritage ©
Shannon Heritage

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