22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
ferry + taxi:  4​h 15​min
4
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane, Australia

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bournemouth Beach and Houses of Parliament. The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of London with an excursion to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta in Salisbury--about 1h 50 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London tour itinerary maker site .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in March; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Brunel's SS Great Britain and St Fagans National Museum of History. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Longleat and Bath Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: The Roman Baths (in Bath), Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili) and Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip planner .

Take a train from London to Cardiff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cardiff are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bristol, Bath, Longleat, Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Irish Whiskey Museum and Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum. You'll explore and learn at Guinness Storehouse and Glasnevin Cemetery Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Rock of Cashel (in Cashel) and Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower & Kilkenny Castle). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, get lost in a book at National Photographic Archive, and gain insight with 14 Henrietta Street.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cardiff to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kilkenny, Rock of Cashel
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel

2
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, then kick back and relax at Angel Bay, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church, stroll through Kinmel Bay Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Llandudno online route planner .

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Llandudno in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In March in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Kinmel Bay Beach, Caernarfon Castle, Marble Church
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

3
nights
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.
York City Walls and Durham Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beamish Museum and Whitby Abbey. Take a break from York with a short trip to RSPB Bempton Cliffs in Bempton, about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the York online route planner .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Whitby Abbey, Beamish Museum, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calton Hill and Lindisfarne Priory. Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh planning tool .

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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