17 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Amsterdam Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Amsterdam Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  2​h
3
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Plymouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Zurich, Switzerland

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.
You've added The Sherlock Holmes Museum, Platform 9 3/4, Hyde Park, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London itinerary builder.

Zurich, Switzerland to London is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Zurich to London. While traveling from Zurich, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast
Museum of London ©
Museum of London

1
day
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Oxford Castle Unlocked, explore the activities along Oxford Canal, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dorchester Abbey.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oxford travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dorchester Abbey, St. Martin's Church
Highlights from your plan
Oxford Castle & Prison ©
Oxford Castle & Prison
Dorchester Abbey ©
Dorchester Abbey
Oxford Canal ©
Oxford Canal

2
nights
Cardiff, United Kingdom

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cardiff Castle as well as Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay. On the 24th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, find something for the whole family at Doctor Who Experience Cardiff Bay, and then steep yourself in history at Tredegar House. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Llandaff Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Roman Legion Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Chepstow Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff online itinerary creator.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Cardiff takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Oxford in July, plan for little chillier days in Cardiff, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Newport, Chepstow Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Chepstow Castle ©
Chepstow Castle
Tredegar House ©
Tredegar House

2
nights
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, examine the collection at Mevagissey Museum, then see the interesting displays at Wheal Martyn, and finally steep yourself in history at Restormel Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Camel Valley Vineyard and then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Plymouth holiday planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Plymouth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Plymouth

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, Restormel Castle, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Mevagissey Museum, Camel Valley Vineyard
Highlights from your plan
Restormel Castle ©
Restormel Castle
Mevagissey Museum ©
Mevagissey Museum

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and National Botanic Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Kilmainham Gaol and Temple Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Tayto Park (in Ashbourne) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St. Michan's Church, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of train and flight from Plymouth to Dublin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Powerscourt Gardens and House, Tayto Park
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile for their historical value. Rosslyn Chapel and The Real Mary King's Close are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The National Wallace Monument (in Stirling) and The Kelpies & The Helix (in Falkirk). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holyrood Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

The Kelpies & The Helix, Rosslyn Chapel, National Wallace Monument
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, then pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through The Jordaan and then admire the masterpieces at Rembrandt House Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam vacation planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Amsterdam, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, expect Amsterdam to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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