21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom

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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip tool.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. In June, London is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bristol Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Averys Wine Merchants.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bristol journey maker website.

Drive from London to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 25th (Fri), examine the collection at Cadbury World. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at National SEA LIFE Centre Birmingham, and then explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Birmingham vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Birmingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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York, United Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Birmingham to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Windermere, United Kingdom

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, explore the activities along Lake Windermere, and see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

Getting from York to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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Dublin, Ireland

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: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, make a trip to Merrion Square, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.