8 days in London, Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

8 days in London, Edinburgh & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and hunt for treasures at Covent Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary site.

December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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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 24th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from London 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 25th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grafton Street and Brown Thomas. Get some historical perspective at Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral. There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at National Gallery of Ireland, look for gifts at James Joyce Cultural Centre, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and visit Temple Bar.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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