16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Newark, United States
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
2
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

3
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read London route planning site .

Newark, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to London is 5 hours. In July, London is slightly colder than Newark - with highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Conwy.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Conwy: Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Anglesey Riding Centre (in Dwyran) and Criccieth (Dragon Raiders Activity Park & Criccieth Beach). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, take in nature's colorful creations at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Conwy holiday planner .

Traveling by train from London to Conwy takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Conwy to be about the same, around 55°F, while days are slightly colder, around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Criccieth, Snowdon, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Anglesey Riding Centre, Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens ©
Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Conwy to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, then get your game on at Clip 'n Climb Dundonald, then take an in-depth tour of HMS Caroline, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Clip 'n Climb Dundonald
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

4
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dublin side-trips: Go With The Flow - River Adventures (in Kilkenny) and Jerpoint Park (in Thomastown). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, walk around Phoenix Park, and browse the collection at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin day trip site .

Getting from Belfast to Dublin by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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