15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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New Quay, United Kingdom
Drive
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
Drive
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Train
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Fly
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights

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London, United Kingdom — 5 nights

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 day by day itinerary now includes Tower Bridge, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Windsor Castle, and other attractions you added. Kids will appreciate attractions like St. George's Chapel and Trafalgar Square.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to New Quay.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Side Trips
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New Quay, United Kingdom

New Quay is a seaside town in Ceredigion, Wales with a resident population of around 1,200 people, reducing to 1,082 at the 2011 census. To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our New Quay online tour planner.

Getting from London to New Quay by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off to Llandudno.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Shopping
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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Llandudno journey planner.

Drive from New Quay to Llandudno in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will leave for Manchester on the 23rd (Sat).
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral and then examine the collection at National Football Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Manchester journey builder app.

Drive from Llandudno to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Manchester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Windermere, United Kingdom — 1 day

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 25th (Mon), get great views at Orrest Head and then look for all kinds of wild species at Brockhole on Windermere.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Windermere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Family-friendly places like Edinburgh Castle and Arthur's Seat will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, look for gifts at Aquila, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Windermere to Edinburgh by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. On the 29th (Fri), you're off to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 1 night

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 day by day itinerary now includes Dunluce Castle as well as Giant's Causeway. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Belfast Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On your second day here, make a trip to The Spire, explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, walk around St Stephens Green, wander the streets of Temple Bar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, and finally admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin sightseeing planner.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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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.
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