48 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Dalaman Itinerary

48 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Dalaman Itinerary

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Norwich, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 9 nights
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Dalaman, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 3 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Change things up with these side-trips from Aberdeen: St Cyrus National Nature Reserve (in Montrose), Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead) and Dunnottar Castle (in Stonehaven). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Gordon Highlanders Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at David Welch Winter Gardens, see majestic marine mammals with Aberdeen Harbour Tours, and walk around Johnston Gardens.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiports are Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 3 nights

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Durham (Durham Cathedral & Durham Castle), Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses). And it doesn't end there: get a dose of the wild on Riverside Falconry, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the dramatic scenery at Jesmond Dene, and take a stroll through Quayside.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne road trip app.

You can fly from Aberdeen to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills), The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle upon Tyne to Belfast takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In May in Belfast, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kilkenny (St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower, Kilkenny Castle, &more) and Jerpoint Abbey (in Thomastown). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Dublin trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Great Orme (in Llandudno), Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn) and York (York Minster & York Castle Museum). There's lots more to do: get outside with The Romans, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Warwick Castle (in Warwick), Shakespeare Distillery (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Coffin Works, see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, and stop by Classic Diamonds.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Birmingham using our trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to Birmingham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bristol.
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Bristol, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bath (Spas, The Roman Baths, &more) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the striking features of Wills Memorial Building, and snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bristol trip planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Bristol takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Blickling Estate (in Blickling), Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips (in Horsey) and Cromer Pier (in Cromer). There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, kick back and relax at Gorleston-on-Sea Beach, learn about winemaking at Winbirri Vineyards, and steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate.

To find reviews and other tourist information, refer to the Norwich road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Norwich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Norwich, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 9 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London tour website.

Traveling by car from Norwich to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dalaman.
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Dalaman, Turkey — 6 nights

Dalaman is a district, as well as the central town of that district, situated on the southwestern coast of Turkey, in the Muğla Province.Dalaman Stream (Dalaman çayı) forms much of the western border of the district, where its neighbors are Köyceğiz and Ortaca districts. Get out of town with these interesting Dalaman side-trips: AsI Koyu (in Ortaca) and Koycegiz (Pronatural Gida & Yuvarlak Cay). There's lots more to do: soak in style at Belediye Hamami, kick back and relax at Sarsala Koyu, and stroll through Sarigerme Public Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dalaman online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Dalaman. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Dalaman at 35°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberdeen.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom — 2 nights

On the 15th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Teasel & Tweed, steep yourself in history at St Machar's Cathedral, and then play a few rounds at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen itinerary builder tool.

Explore your travel options from Dalaman to Aberdeen with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dalaman to Aberdeen. When traveling from Dalaman in June, plan for colder days in Aberdeen, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 10°C.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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