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 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Newark, United States

2
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, stroll around Phoenix Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michan's Church.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read Dublin trip planner .

Newark, USA to Dublin is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Newark to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Dublin reach 68°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

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 20th (Mon): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then take a tour of HMS Caroline, and finally examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast attractions planner .

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 67°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

You can fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): go for a walk through York City Walls, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then have some family-friendly fun at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at York Maze and then take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the York itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, daytime highs in York are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Museums Parks
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Yorkshire Activity Centre ©
Yorkshire Activity Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens

1
night
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 25th (Sat), enjoy some diversion at Manchester Climbing Centre, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get your game on at Virtual Hideout Manchester, and finally get your game on at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester road trip planning website .

You can take a train from York to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Manchester

Fun & Games
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Highlights from your plan
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing ©
Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing
Manchester Climbing Centre ©
Manchester Climbing Centre
Room Escape Games

2
nights
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 26th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): tee off at Great Orme Family Golf and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snowdonia National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Llandudno takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Snowdonia National Park, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Plas Mawr
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Snowdonia National Park ©
Snowdonia National Park

4
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to The Roman Baths (in Bath), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, trek along Cotswold Way, try for a hole-in-one at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Oxford trip planner .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Oxford takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Llandudno, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Oxford, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 52°F. On the 31st (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Chavenage House, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Way, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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