30 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in Ireland & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  10​h
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
4
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  3​h
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Nottingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 1 day
train:  2​h
8
Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
9
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
10
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Philadelphia, United States


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5
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've added Irish Jewish Museum, Dublin City Bike Tours, Sandymount Strand, and other attractions to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grafton Street and Kilmainham Gaol. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin. There's still lots to do: stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

Philadelphia, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Dublin. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect nights in Dublin to be slightly colder, around 48°F, while days are colder, around 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Cathedral Quarter, St. George's Market, City Hall, and other attractions. Visit Belfast Castle and St. Anne's Cathedral for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Titanic Belfast and SS Nomadic.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast online vacation builder .

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Belfast are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Belfast

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trip

Ballyholme Beach
Highlights from your plan
Belfast City Bike Tours ©
Belfast City Bike Tours
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter

4
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Old Town, Princes Street, and other attractions you added. Glasgow Cathedral and National Wallace Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Stirling Castle in Stirling (about 36 minutes away). There's more to do: take a stroll through Buchanan Street.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow planner .

You can fly from Belfast to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Glasgow are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Glasgow

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, Stirling
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

1
day
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St James' Park as well as The Castle, Newcastle. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of The Castle, Newcastle, then take a stroll through The Quayside, then steep yourself in history at Victoria Tunnel, and finally have fun at St James' Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip planning app .

You can take a train from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
The Castle, Newcastle ©
The Castle, Newcastle
Victoria Tunnel
Victoria Tunnel
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

3
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You've added Anfield Stadium, Walker Art Gallery, World Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool and Museum of Liverpool.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool road trip planning site .

Take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Liverpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Manchester
Highlights from your plan
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
World Museum ©
World Museum

3
nights
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wollaton Hall and Park, City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), The Arboretum, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Old Market Square, and then explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc). Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Arboretum and then explore the galleries of Wollaton Hall and Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Nottingham planning website .

You can drive from Liverpool to Nottingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Nottingham are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
City of Caves ©
City of Caves

1
day
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Birmingham ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Town Hall Birmingham as well as Bullring Birmingham. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Town Hall Birmingham, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bullring Birmingham, then contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and finally take a stroll through Gas Street Basin.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham journey maker .

You can drive from Nottingham to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Birmingham

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gas Street Basin ©
Gas Street Basin
Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Town Hall Birmingham ©
Town Hall Birmingham

2
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes National Museum Cardiff, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Cardiff Bay Wales, and other attractions. On the 19th (Wed), get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, pause for some serene contemplation at Tintern Abbey, then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and finally take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally catch a live performance at Wales Millennium Centre.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff online journey planner .

Take a train from Birmingham to Cardiff in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Tintern Abbey
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey

2
nights
Bournemouth, United Kingdom

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction, Stonehenge, Lower Gardens, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Bournemouth Pier, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bournemouth Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Lower Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, don't miss a visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then contemplate the long history of Wilton House, and finally get outside with RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction.

Plan a Bournemouth trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Bournemouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Wilton House, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

8
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, Tower Bridge, British Airways i360, and other attractions. Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Covent Garden or Oxford Street. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and wander the streets of South Bank.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Bournemouth to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in London, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 52°F at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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