22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Alnwick, United Kingdom
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Regent's Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Bomber Command Memorial. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Up at The O2, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, and stop by Westminster.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planner.

Perth, Australia to London is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to London. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

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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.
Attractions like Guinness Storehouse and National Botanic Gardens make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and Tayto Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get a variety of perspectives on Viking Splash Tours, take in the awesome beauty at Dublin Mountains, and examine the collection at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planning website.

Getting from London to Dublin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, Dublin is little chillier than London - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Dean Village. Discover out-of-the-way places like Photography Tours and Forth Road Bridge. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: St Bridgets Church (in Dalgety Bay) and The Old Town Jail (in Stirling). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Holyrood Abbey, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and admire the striking features of Craigmillar Castle.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Alnwick, United Kingdom

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay and then kick back and relax at Alnmouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Royal Border Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Eyemouth Harbour, then get the adrenaline pumping with Eyemouth Rib Trips, and finally appreciate the history behind Widows And Bairns.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick day trip tool.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.