10 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 1 night
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights


Cambridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 21st (Wed), walk around The Backs, get outside with Obstacle Training Ground, and then tee off at Whaddon Golf Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Welney Wetland Centre, then view the masterpieces at Haddenham Galleries Craft Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip planner.

London to Cambridge is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums
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London, United Kingdom — 3 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.
Do your shopping at Harrods and Covent Garden. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planning website.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 26th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then look for gifts at Victoria Regalia - Shop for Freemasons, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): hike along John Muir Alpacas, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planning website.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Dublin.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Side Trip
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Guinness Storehouse and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Let the collections at National Gallery of Ireland and Kilmainham Gaol Museum capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Grafton Street, make a trip to Merrion Square, explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.