31 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
You've now added Up at The O2 to your itinerary. South Bank and Postman's Park will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London online trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to London is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in August: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eyam Hall & Craft Centre and Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow. Get in touch with nature at Angel Bay and The Roaches Peak District. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Llanrhychwyn Church (in Llanrhychwyn), Deganwy Beach (in Deganwy) and Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford). There's lots more to do: stroll through Conwy Morfa Beach, examine the collection at Greater Manchester Police Museum, get engrossed in the history at Bramall Hall & Park, and steep yourself in history at Stockport Air Raid Shelters.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manchester: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Church of the Holy Rude and Dundonald Castle. Visit Dunure Castle and Dean Castle and Country Park for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Glasgow: Dalgarven Mill (in Kilwinning), Luss (Luss Pier, Luss Parish Church, &more) and Troon (Troon Beach, Royal Troon Golf Club, &more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Govan Old Parish Church, and contemplate the long history of Glasgow Green.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow travel planner.

Take a train from Manchester to Glasgow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bamburgh Beach and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Eyemouth Harbour and Leven Beach. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (in Holy Island), Berwick upon Tweed (Kings Own Scottish Borderer's Museum, Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed, &more) and Bamburgh (Ross Back Sands Beach & Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through New Town, kick back and relax at Yellowcraig Beach, visit St Andrew Square, and steep yourself in history at St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Loughcrew Estate, Gardens, Café, Adventure and St. Audoen's Church are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Dublin Falconry and National Bird of Prey Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Bective Abbey (in Navan), Bray Head (in Bray) and Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Irish Military War Museum & Family Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mellifont Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, and kick back and relax at Portmarnock Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dublin route builder site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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.