51 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

51 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Windermere, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Onchan, United Kingdom
— 16 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warwick (Warwick Castle & The Mill Garden). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Winterbourne House and Garden, and examine the collection at Cadbury World.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham road trip site.

Liverpool to Birmingham is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Bath, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Paultons Park (in Romsey) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip planner.

You can take a train from Birmingham to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then look for gifts at Gustamps, and then take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Cupani Garden, get a taste of the local shopping with The Lanes, and then stroll through Brighton Beach.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brighton and Hove, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bath to Brighton and Hove in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London tour builder app.

Traveling by train from Brighton and Hove to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Leeds.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:

Leeds, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leeds: York (York Minster, York Shambles, &more) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's still lots to do: experience the excitement of Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, walk around Roundhay Park, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, and explore the wide array of goods at Fabrication Crafts.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Leeds route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Leeds takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from London in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Leeds: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Windermere, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Tarn Hows, surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Windermere day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary site.

Traveling by train from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 4:

Aberdeen, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, and then make a splash at Stonehaven Open Air Pool. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Footdee (Fittie), get engrossed in the history at Peterhead Prison Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Admiralty Gateway.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aberdeen travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Aberdeen can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 6th (Fri), head outdoors with Northern Meeting Park, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, then view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness online itinerary planner.

Drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Glencoe, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): trek along Glencoe Lochan, then stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe day trip planning site.

You can drive from Inverness to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 9:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): walk around Kelvingrove Park, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 10:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
On the 11th (Wed), examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and then steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Ulster Historical Foundation.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Belfast trip builder tool.

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Belfast sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Dublin, Ireland

— 2 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Belfast to Dublin in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Onchan.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 15:

Onchan, United Kingdom

— 16 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Onchan: Yn Thie Thooit (in Andreas), Jurby (Jurby Transport Museum, Isle of Man Motor Museum, &more) and Close Sartfield Nature Reserve (in Ballaugh).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Onchan online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Dublin to Onchan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 31st (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Onchan

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 31:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

Isle of Man travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.