18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): walk around Hyde Park, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then make a trip to Trafalgar Square, and finally get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip website.

Santiago, Chile to London is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time (CLT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

York, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
On the 9th (Mon), learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, then admire the striking features of York Shambles, and finally appreciate the history behind Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through York City Walls, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the York tour itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip maker.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and then get a sense of history and politics at City Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the engaging exhibits at W5, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Dublin sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to fly to Cardiff.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Cardiff, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, and then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff day trip planning app.

You can fly from Dublin to Cardiff in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

Explore London further: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip website.

Traveling by train from Cardiff to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.