18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Sofia, Bulgaria
Fly + Train:  4 h
1
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
4
Bath, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Chester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Bus:  45 min
7
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 30 min
9
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
10
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Sofia, Bulgaria

1
night
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
To find out how to plan a trip to Cambridge, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Cambridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Cambridge due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sofia in June, plan for slightly colder days in Cambridge, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cambridge

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): stroll through Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Church.

To see maps and more tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Oxford Castle & Prison, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral, then get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and finally contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Oxford online tour itinerary planner .

You can take a bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in June since evenings lows in Oxford dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Oxford Castle & Prison ©
Oxford Castle & Prison
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©

1
night
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and finally steep yourself in history at Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bath visit planner .

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, step into the grandiose world of Castell Coch, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Chester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
Castell Coch ©
Castell Coch
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

1
night
Chester, United Kingdom

Chester ©
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then delve into the distant past at Walls of Chester, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chester online route planner .

Traveling by train from Cardiff to Chester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Chester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Liverpool.

Things to do in Chester

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral
Walls of Chester ©
Walls of Chester

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then admire the masterpieces at Tate Liverpool, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planning tool .

Traveling by bus from Chester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

1
night
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): delve into the distant past at York City Walls, wander the streets of York Shambles, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

Plan a trip to York easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle 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 Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Real Mary King's Close and The Scottish Parliament. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, get great views at Calton Hill, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planner.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and finally get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. 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 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

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.
Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College Dublin are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Step out of Dublin to go to Malahide and see Malahide Castle, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Belfast in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Dublin, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Malahide Castle
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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