32 days in Germany, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

32 days in Germany, United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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1
Munich, Germany
— 4 nights
2
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
3
Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
5
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
6
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 night
7
Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
8
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
9
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
10
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights

4
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Appreciate the collections at Munich Residenz and Schack-Galerie. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site and St. Peter's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Munich: Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau) and Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Zugspitze & Partnachklamm). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, make a trip to Marienplatz, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary app.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Munich is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Munich. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Munich reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, Schloss Hohenschwangau
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Zugspitze ©
Zugspitze
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site ©
Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site
Partnachklamm ©
Partnachklamm

3
nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Let the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and Topography of Terror capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Klassenfeind Gallery and Gallery Heike Arndt DK. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Berlin vacation builder tool.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
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Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen
Pergamonmuseum ©
Pergamonmuseum
Topography of Terror ©
Topography of Terror

2
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Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg ©
As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthalle Hamburg and then examine the collection at Miniatur Wunderland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, thenget to know the fascinating history of Speicherstadt, thenget to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, and finally wander the streets of Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown).

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamburg online day trip planner.

Getting from Berlin to Hamburg by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
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Miniatur Wunderland ©
Miniatur Wunderland
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown) ©
Lubeck Altstadt (Lubeck Oldtown)
St. Michael's Church ©
St. Michael's Church

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Scottish National Gallery and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Doune Castle (in Doune), Buchanan Street (in Glasgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Discovery Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Stills Gallery, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip tool.

Getting from Hamburg to Edinburgh by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Buchanan Street, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Rosslyn Chapel, Discovery Point, Doune Castle
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Ulster Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, thensee the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. December in Belfast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bushmills.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic

1
night
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 20th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, make a trip to Giant's Causeway, and then get outside with Causeway Coastal Route.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bushmills trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Belfast to Bushmills by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bushmills can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Causeway Coastal Route, Dunluce Castle
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Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway

2
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall and then explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Gap of Dunloe and then admire the natural beauty at Muckross House.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Killarney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Killarney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Torc Waterfall ©
Torc Waterfall
Gap of Dunloe ©
Gap of Dunloe

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 some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Kilkenny Castle. For shopping fun, head to Grafton Street or James Joyce Cultural Centre. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see Rock of Cashel in Cashel, approximately Cashel away. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery of Photography, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Killarney to Dublin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Killarney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Rock of Cashel ©
Rock of Cashel
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Chatsworth House and Walls of Chester are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Liverpool Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: York (York's Chocolate Story & York Castle Museum), Great Orme (in Llandudno) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park and view the masterpieces at Janet Bell Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chester, York, Chatsworth House, Janet Bell Gallery, Great Orme
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Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and National Gallery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blenheim Palace and The Lanes. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, browse the exhibits of Newport Street Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. December in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, The Lanes, Blenheim Palace, Bournemouth Beach
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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