16 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  14​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Dallas, United States

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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. National Gallery and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip site .

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Traveling from Dallas in September, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Calton Hill and National Museum of Scotland. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and contemplate the long history of Georgian House.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from London in September, you will find days in Edinburgh are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

5
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.
Let the collections at National Gallery of Ireland and Kilmainham Gaol capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Grafton Street and Science Gallery Dublin. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Guinness Storehouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dublin day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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