21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia, United States
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
ferry + Drive:  9​h 15​min
Canterbury, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Philadelphia, United States

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Albert Dock, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and then play a few rounds at Mold Golf Club.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip itinerary planning app .

Philadelphia, USA to Liverpool is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Liverpool. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Philadelphia in May; daily highs in Liverpool reach 60°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

#Museums, #Golf, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mold Golf Club, Museum of Science & Industry
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock ©
Albert Dock
Museum of Science & Industry ©
Museum of Science & Industry

6
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.
Let the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Trinity College Dublin. There's lots more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty Library, take in the exciting artwork at National Gallery of Ireland, and examine the collection at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canterbury.

Things to do in Dublin

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Saint Patrick's Cathedral ©
Saint Patrick's Cathedral
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Canterbury, United Kingdom

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas R C Church. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Chapel Down and then see the interesting displays at The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canterbury online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Canterbury in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Canterbury

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Wineries

Side Trips

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Chapel Down, Dover Castle
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Chapel Down ©
Chapel Down

2
nights
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Dinas Dinlle Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Abergele Golf Club, tour the pleasant surroundings at Angel Bay (Porth Dyniewaid), then get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Conwy sightseeing planner.

Drive from Canterbury to Conwy in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Conwy

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Golf

Side Trips

Abergele Golf Club, Angel Bay, Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Dinas Dinlle Beach
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Dinas Dinlle Beach ©
Dinas Dinlle Beach
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

3
nights
York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Let the collections at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at York Minster and Treasurer's House. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, catch the contagious excitement of York Racecourse, and steep yourself in history at Mansion House.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Conwy to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in York are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Real Mary King's Close. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip site .

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Golf
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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