33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
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6
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Church of Santo Tomé. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Madrid. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

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Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Historic Site
Royal Palace of Madrid
4.5

6
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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Get outdoors at Active360 and Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading), Brighton (Brighton Beach, Gustamps, &more) and Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and surround yourself with nature on Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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5
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peak Mountaineering and Holly Hagg Community farm. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and Jorvik Viking Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and York (York Castle Museum, York City Walls, &more). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, browse the exhibits of Chorlton Art Market, and take an in-depth tour of Clayton Hall Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manchester itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

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Chatsworth House ©
Must see
Chatsworth House
4.1
National Railway Museum ©
History Museum
National Railway Museum
4.7
York Castle Museum ©
Specialty Museum
York Castle Museum
4.6

3
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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Visit Pensarn Beach and West Kirby Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chester Cathedral and Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens (in Chester) and Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, indulge your taste buds at Liverpool Gin Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liverpool route planner.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Great Orme ©
Geologic Formation
Great Orme
4.8
Chester Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Chester Cathedral
4.7
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
World heritage site
Merseyside Maritime Museum
4.6

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bamburgh Beach and Low Newton by the Sea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Specialty Museum
Royal Yacht Britannia
4.7
National Museum of Scotland ©
Natural History Museum
National Museum of Scotland
4.7

5
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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Guinness Storehouse and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Shankill Beach (in Shankill), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Guinness Storehouse ©
Must see
Guinness Storehouse
4.1
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
4.6

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque of Christ of the Light, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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Getting from Dublin to Madrid by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Plaza Mayor ©
Historic Site
Plaza Mayor
3.9

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