29 days in United Kingdom, Lapland & Ireland Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom, Lapland & Ireland Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom, Lapland & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Fly:  37​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Naas, Ireland
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h
8
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Fly:  16​h
End: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam

4
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi journey planner .

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam to Rovaniemi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brunei Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Bandar Seri Begawan in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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5
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Natural History Museum as well as Winter Wonderland.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to London takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Rovaniemi to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, things will get much hotter in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Events Museums
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Winter Wonderland ©
Winter Wonderland

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Palace of Holyroodhouse as well as The Real Mary King's Close. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites
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The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Glenfiddich Distillery, Brodie Castle, and other attractions.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Liverpool.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Brodie Castle, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, Glenfiddich Distillery
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Frankie & Lola's ©
Frankie & Lola's
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get a tailor-made plan with Beatles Magical Mystery Tour.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Inverness to Liverpool in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Liverpool

Tours
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Beatles Magical Mystery Tour ©
Beatles Magical Mystery Tour

2
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Quayside as well as St James' Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at St James' Park and then take a stroll through The Quayside.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Liverpool to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. You'll set off for Naas on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Fun & Games Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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St James' Park ©
St James' Park
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

6
nights
Naas, Ireland

Naas ©
Naas is the county town of County Kildare in Ireland. Guinness Storehouse has been added to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Naas trip itinerary maker site .

Explore your travel options from Newcastle upon Tyne to Naas with the Route module. In December in Naas, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Naas

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Guinness Storehouse
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse

few
hours
London, United Kingdom

London
To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Naas to London. You will leave for home on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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