17 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Dublin Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom, Iceland & Dublin Itinerary

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 4 nights

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Go for a jaunt from Reykjavik to Thingvellir to see Thingvellir National Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, see Off-Road Tours, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, and explore the world behind art at Gerdarsafn Kopavogur Art Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to Reykjavik is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Cleveland to Reykjavik due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cleveland in May, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Reykjavik: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to Dublin.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then make a trip to The Spire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and finally take in the views from Ha'penny Bridge.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dublin journey planner.

Getting from Reykjavik to Dublin by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Reykjavik in May, expect nights in Dublin to be about the same, around 43°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Dublin to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Tower of London, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Iceland travel guide

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Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.