25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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1
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
2
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Derry, United Kingdom
— 1 night
4
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
6
York, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
7
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, walk around Phoenix Park, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dublin travel itinerary planner.

Gaborone, Botswana to Dublin is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Gaborone in December: high temperatures in Dublin hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
On the 12th (Sat), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, thenexamine the collection at HMS Caroline, and finally look for gifts at The Wicker Man. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, get outside with Coast Rd, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Belfast trip itinerary site.

Drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. December in Belfast sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Derry.

Things to do in Belfast

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coast Rd, Spas
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Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Walking tours

1
night
Derry, United Kingdom

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
On the 14th (Mon), stroll the grounds of Derry City Cemetery, thentake a stroll around Millennium Forum, thenlook for gifts at Checkpoint Charlie, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St. Eugene's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Derry online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Belfast to Derry in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Derry

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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St. Eugene's Cathedral ©
St. Eugene's Cathedral
Millennium Forum ©
Millennium Forum
Checkpoint Charlie ©
Checkpoint Charlie

3
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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
When in Glasgow, make a side trip to see Loch Lomond in Stirling, approximately Stirling away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, stroll around Pollok Country Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Derry to Glasgow takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Derry in December, expect little chillier with lows of °C in Glasgow. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loch Lomond, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Loch Lomond ©
Loch Lomond
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

4
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and stroll through Calton Hill.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online day trip planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
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York, United Kingdom

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Go for a jaunt from York to Wetherby to see Police Box Wetherby about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the striking features of York Shambles, and pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Police Box Wetherby
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, walk around Hyde Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London driving holiday planning site.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in London, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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