15 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
Drive
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Exeter, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive to Holyhead, Ferry to Dublin
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Drive to Larne, Ferry to Cairnryan, Drive to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

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.
To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planning app.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Toronto in May: highs in London hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Exeter.

Things to do in London

Tours · Nightlife · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Exeter, United Kingdom

— 5 nights
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Take a break from Exeter with a short trip to Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum in Camelford, about 1h 20 min away.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Exeter online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from London to Exeter takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Cardiff.

Things to do in Exeter

Museums

Side Trip

Cardiff, United Kingdom

— 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitmore Bay Beach, then play a few rounds at Brynhill Golf Club, and then take a stroll through High Street.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff travel planning app.

You can drive from Exeter to Cardiff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Cardiff sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dublin.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

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Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trim Castle and Jameson Distillery Bow St.. Guinness Storehouse and National Gallery of Ireland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Celtic Rider (in Kill), Castletown House (in Celbridge) and Knowth Megalithic Passage Tomb (in Donore). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience, steep yourself in history at Hill of Tara (Temair), make a trip to O'Connell Street, and brush up on your military savvy at Richmond Barracks.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday planner.

You can fly from Cardiff to Dublin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 day
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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, look for gifts at Co Couture, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, take a stroll around C.S. Lewis Square, then get engrossed in the history at Cultra Manor, and finally contemplate the long history of Scrabo Tower.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 4th (Sat), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Belfast in June, with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Breweries & Distilleries
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Manchester, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Capital of the North

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive; or fly. In June in Manchester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Manchester

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 7th (Tue), take a stroll through Greenwich, take a stroll through Westminster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Cathedral, then walk around Primrose Hill, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally take a stroll through Notting Hill.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read London planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manchester to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks · Shopping

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.