18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
2
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— Few hours
3
Mansfield, United Kingdom
— Few hours
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
5
Skipton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 day
7
St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 1 night
9
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 1 day
10
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
11
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 day
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 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.
Appreciate the collections at Cutty Sark and HMS Belfast. Family-friendly places like St. Paul's Cathedral and British Library will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the London online road trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to London is 5 hours. In July, London is slightly colder than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Cutty Sark ©
Cutty Sark
HMS Belfast ©
HMS Belfast
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Stratford-upon-Avon
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon route builder.

Traveling by car from London to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will leave for Mansfield on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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Mansfield, United Kingdom

Mansfield ©
Mansfield is a market town in Nottinghamshire, England. On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Pleasley Colliery, walk around Vicar Water Country Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Southwell Minster.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mansfield trip website.

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Mansfield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Mansfield are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Mansfield

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Southwell Minster
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Vicar Water Country Park ©
Vicar Water Country Park
Southwell Minster ©
Southwell Minster
Pleasley Colliery ©
Pleasley Colliery

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night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 6th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum, learn about all things military at Western Approaches Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, thencontemplate the long history of Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip planner.

You can drive from Mansfield to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Skipton.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
International Slavery Museum ©
International Slavery Museum

1
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Skipton, United Kingdom

Skipton
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Skipton road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Liverpool to Skipton in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Skipton are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Skipton

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Dean Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and finally get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel planning tool.

Drive from Skipton to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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St. Andrews, United Kingdom

St. Andrews ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St Andrews Cathedral and Dunino Den. Museum-lovers will appreciate St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum and British Golf Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the St. Andrews trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to St. Andrews by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. July in St. Andrews sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tentsmuir Forest
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St Andrews Cathedral ©
St Andrews Cathedral
St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Tentsmuir Forest ©
Tentsmuir Forest

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 12th (Tue), get outside with Bellfield Park, walk around Ness Islands, try for a hole-in-one at Inverness Crazy Golf, take in the exciting artwork at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, thentake in the views from Greig Street Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip website.

Traveling by car from St. Andrews to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Inverness sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Fun & Games Outdoors Historic Sites
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Inverness Crazy Golf ©
Inverness Crazy Golf
Bellfield Park ©
Bellfield Park
St Mary's Catholic Church ©
St Mary's Catholic Church

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Fort William, United Kingdom

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 13th (Wed), see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Lochaber Archive Centre, thentake in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Museums Nature Parks
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 14th (Thu), examine the collection at Glasgow Police Museum, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, thencontemplate the long history of The Tenement House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Glasgow School of Art.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Fort William to Glasgow by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Glasgow Police Museum ©
Glasgow Police Museum
The Glasgow School of Art ©
The Glasgow School of Art
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), view the masterpieces at MAC, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, thenexamine the collection at Titanic Belfast, thentake an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Belfast online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Belfast are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Tours Outdoors
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MAC ©
MAC
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

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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.
Visit Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Chester Beatty and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, visit Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip builder website.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology ©
National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

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