18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Brisbane, Australia
Fly:  25 h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 15 min
2
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Taxi + Ferry:  3 h 15 min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27 h
End: Brisbane, Australia

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Brisbane in September: highs in London hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Llandudno.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Change things up with a short trip to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve in Bethesda (about 42 minutes away). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Great Orme, contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, and take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier.

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You can take a train from London to Llandudno in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Plas Mawr, Bodnant Garden, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Snowdon, Aber Falls
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and contemplate the long history of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin vacation planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

1
night
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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 16th (Wed), get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Caroline, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Belfast trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Belfast takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Belfast are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
HMS Caroline ©
HMS Caroline
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

4
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Belfast in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Edinburgh, with lows of 9°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 20:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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