12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights

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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.
IWM Duxford and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Westminster and Houses of Parliament. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Cambridge (King's College Chapel & Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

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Ottawa, Canada to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Ottawa, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Llandudno.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cambridge, IWM Duxford
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial ©
Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial

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Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the galleries of Conwy Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay, then examine the collection at Home Front Museum, and finally go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, don't miss a visit to Great Orme, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally stop by Mostyn Street.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno online trip maker.

Traveling by train from London to Llandudno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Llandudno to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Conwy Castle
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): examine the collection at Bram Stoker's Castle Dracula Dublin, then examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, then see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and finally view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, then admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and finally visit Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daytime highs in Dublin are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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The Irish  Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience ©
The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Chester Beatty ©
Chester Beatty

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Belfast Cathedral - The Cathedral Church of St. Anne, explore the galleries of MAC, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, and finally browse the different shops at Victoria Square Shopping Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Belfast day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
MAC ©
MAC

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Holyrood Abbey and Grassmarket. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Giles' Cathedral and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: The Tenement House (in Glasgow) and Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life (in Coatbridge). Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

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Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Belfast in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edinburgh, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Tenement House, Summerlee - Museum of Scottish Industrial Life
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Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
Grassmarket ©
Grassmarket

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