13 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Limerick Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Limerick Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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St. Andrews, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Limerick, Ireland
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 15th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip app.

Madison, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Madison in July, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 66°F and lows about 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to St. Andrews.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

St. Andrews, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): play a few rounds at St Andrews Links, then get some thrills on the water with Pirate Boats, then play a few rounds at Connoisseur Golf, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Eden Mill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St. Andrews trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to St. Andrews takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in St. Andrews are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the next day, make a trip to Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Andrews to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. When traveling from St. Andrews in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
On the 19th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks and then take a memorable tour with SUP Gloucester. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and then explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bristol road trip planning tool.

You can drive from London to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Bristol

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, and then make a trip to Great Orme.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Llandudno online journey planner.

Getting from Bristol to Llandudno by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 22nd (Thu), see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then take in the exciting artwork at Tate Liverpool, then test your problem-solving skills at Clue HQ - Wirral, and finally go on a hair-raising tour with Shiverpool.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool vacation maker.

Getting from Llandudno to Liverpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 56°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Fun & Games · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at HMS Caroline, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Find out how to plan Belfast trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Fly from Liverpool to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in Belfast sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Tours

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then walk around St Stephens Green, and finally snap pictures at Ha'penny Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Dublin Castle, and then stroll around Phoenix Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dublin road trip website.

Drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Limerick.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Limerick, Ireland

— 1 night
Founded by Vikings over a thousand years ago, Limerick sits at the head of the Shannon River's broadening estuary.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Terranova Gardens.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Limerick online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Limerick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Limerick

Parks
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.