10 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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


London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Covent Garden. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London holiday planner.

In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Cambridge.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Cambridge, United Kingdom — 1 night

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. John's College, indulge in some personalized pampering at Gresham House Wellness, then sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and finally learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
Spas · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Elie Beach and Gullane Beach. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Edinburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Cambridge to Edinburgh takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and James Joyce Cultural Centre. Guinness Storehouse and National Print Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Temple Bar, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., explore the wide array of goods at Brown Thomas, and steep yourself in history at Dublin Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dublin holiday builder website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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.