19 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Athlone Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Athlone Itinerary

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Start: Dublin, Ireland
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Athlone, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  3 h 30 min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
5
Bristol, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
7
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
8
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
End: London, United Kingdom

3
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 Guinness Storehouse, Viking Pub Crawl Dublin, City Hall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge, browse the collection at National Photographic Archive, make a trip to The Spire, and appreciate the history behind James Joyce Statue.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary planning tool.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Dublin Airport. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You will leave for Athlone on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park
City Hall ©
City Hall

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Athlone, Ireland

Athlone
The largest town on the River Shannon has earned the moniker of Gateway to the West for its strategic location; visitors are attracted to Athlone for its vibrant streets.
Glasson Golf & Country Club has been added to your itinerary.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Athlone trip maker website.

Drive from Dublin to Athlone in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Athlone can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Athlone

Outdoors Golf
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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.
Milltown Cemetery has been added to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Milltown Cemetery, then wander the streets of Cathedral Quarter, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne. On the next day, admire the striking features of City Hall, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Athlone to Belfast in 3 hours. In August in Belfast, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Cathedral Quarter ©
Cathedral Quarter
City Hall ©
City Hall
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

2
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.
For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London day trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Belfast to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. When traveling from Belfast in August, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bristol.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament

1
night
Bristol, United Kingdom

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the waterfront at Bristol City Docks.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bristol trip itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from London to Bristol in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to London.
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Bristol City Docks ©
Bristol City Docks

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Church and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read London day trip site.

Traveling by train from Bristol to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Temple Church ©
Temple Church

1
night
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, then walk around Stanmer Park, then take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier, and finally stop by The Lanes. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then visit Westminster, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally stroll through Undercliff Walk.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

London
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Westminster ©
Westminster
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
The Courtauld Gallery ©
The Courtauld Gallery

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nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Museum of London and Westminster. See some other sides of London: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London holiday planning website.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to London by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 26th (Thu).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Museum of London ©
Museum of London
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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