21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe vacation planner

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Fly to Dublin, Bus to Belfast
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Downpatrick, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Belfast: East Strand (in Portrush), Ballintoy (Causeway Coastal Route & Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge) and Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Distillery). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, identify plant and animal life at Broughshane Environment Waterfowl & Wildlife Trust, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and pause for some serene contemplation at St George's Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Belfast trip app.

Vancouver, Canada to Belfast is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 8 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Downpatrick.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Downpatrick, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Downpatrick is a medium-sized town about 33km south of Belfast in County Down, Northern Ireland. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Inch Abbey and then stroll around Tollymore Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): examine the collection at The Saint Patrick Centre, then see human ingenuity at work at Silent Valley and Ben Crom Reservoirs, and then walk around Silent Valley Mountain Park.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Downpatrick trip app.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Downpatrick takes an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Downpatrick can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Downpatrick

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, don't miss a visit to The Spire, and explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin tour site.

Getting from Downpatrick to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: York (York City Walls, National Railway Museum, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can fly to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London day trip tool.

You can fly from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.