17 days in Holyhead, London & County Dublin Itinerary

17 days in Holyhead, London & County Dublin Itinerary

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17 days in Holyhead, London & County Dublin Itinerary

Start: New Orleans, United States
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Holyhead, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Train:  3​h 45​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Orleans, United States

1
night
Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle and then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) and then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle.

For photos and tourist information, use the Holyhead trip itinerary planning tool.

New Orleans, USA to Holyhead is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Orleans to Holyhead. In December, Holyhead is slightly colder than New Orleans - with highs of 50°F and lows of 42°F. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Holyhead

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Caernarfon Castle, National Slate Museum, Beaumaris Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

8
nights
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.
Step out of London with an excursion to The Race Hut Berkshire in Slough--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Holyhead to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in London sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

The Race Hut Berkshire
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The Race Hut Berkshire ©
The Race Hut Berkshire
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

5
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol Museum, steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin journey planning tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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