33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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6
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and El Rastro. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Madrid. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5

6
nights
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get outdoors at Active360 and Pennybridge Farm Alpacas. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading), Brighton (Brighton Beach, Gustamps, &more) and Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get interesting insight from Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London day trip planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Madrid to London. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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5
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peak Mountaineering and National Cycling Centre. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and National Railway Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York (Jorvik Viking Centre, York Castle Museum, &more) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, and see the interesting displays at National Football Museum.

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You can take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Chatsworth House ©
Must see
Chatsworth House
4.1
National Railway Museum ©
History Museum
National Railway Museum
4.7
York Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum
4.6

3
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Visit Pensarn Beach and West Kirby Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chester Cathedral and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens (in Chester) and Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liverpool route planner.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Great Orme ©
Geologic Formation
Great Orme
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Chester Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Chester Cathedral
4.7
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
World heritage site
Merseyside Maritime Museum
4.6

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bamburgh Beach and Low Newton by the Sea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Specialty Museum
Royal Yacht Britannia
4.7
National Museum of Scotland ©
Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland
4.7

5
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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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Shankill Beach (in Shankill), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, stroll around Kilkenny Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
4.6

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque of Christ of the Light, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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Getting from Dublin to Madrid by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Plaza Mayor ©
Historic Site
Plaza Mayor
3.9

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