23 days in England & Dublin Itinerary

23 days in England & Dublin Itinerary

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 day
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Train to Birmingham Moor Street, Train to Penrith
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Penrith, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 1 day

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Liverpool online trip builder.

Nottingham to Liverpool is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In April, daytime highs in Liverpool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. You'll set off for Dublin on the 8th (Fri).
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Dublin, Ireland — 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Dublinia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Glendalough Cathedral and The Jeanie Johnston: An Irish Famine Story. Change things up with a short trip to Vagabond Tours in Greystones (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, stop by Temple Bar, contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin attractions planning site.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Liverpool in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Birmingham.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Motorcycle Museum and then wander the streets of Gas Street Basin.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham holiday maker tool.

Fly from Dublin to Birmingham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Neighborhoods · Museums

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Get a sense of the local culture at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall and Warwick Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Bewdley Museum and The Guild Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to The Engine House Visitor Centre (in Highley) and Harvington Hall (in Harvington). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at St. John's House Museum and appreciate the extensive heritage of Henley Street.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon holiday site.

Getting from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In April, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Penrith.
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Penrith, United Kingdom — 14 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Aira Force Waterfall and Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house. Museum-lovers will get to explore Stainmore Railway Company and Hawkshead Grammar School Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Arnside Knott (in Arnside), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, contemplate the long history of Village of Dent, pause for some serene contemplation at Penrith Methodist Church, and delve into the distant past at Brougham Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Penrith takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in April, you will find days in Penrith are a bit cooler (12°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). On the 30th (Sat), you're off to home.
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England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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