11 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bangor, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Taxi to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Charlotte in May, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 62°F and 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Salisbury.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Salisbury, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Your day by day itinerary now includes Wilton House, Mottisfont Abbey and Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas. On the 28th (Sat), admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, steep yourself in history at Mompesson House, then admire the landmark architecture of Arundells, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, then contemplate the long history of Old Sarum, then browse the exhibits of Mottisfont Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of Wilton House.

Before you visit Salisbury, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from London to Salisbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bath.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
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Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You've now added Stourhead House and Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and then stroll through Stourhead House and Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Salisbury to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dolgellau.
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Dolgellau, United Kingdom — 1 night

Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): snap pictures at Penmaenpool Toll Bridge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Mawddach Trail, and then take in the views from Barmouth Bridge.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dolgellau itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bath to Dolgellau takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bangor.
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Bangor, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bangor is a city in Gwynedd unitary authority, north west Wales, and one of the smallest cities in the United Kingdom. For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bangor trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dolgellau to Bangor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Bangor can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. On the 1st (Wed), you're off to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Powerscourt Gardens and House. Change things up with a short trip to Vagabond Tours in Greystones (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and walk around St Stephens Green.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Bangor to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.
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London, United Kingdom

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. On the 4th (Sat), you're off to home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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Snowdonia National Park travel guide

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Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.
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