20 days in United Kingdom, Sydney & Dublin Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Sydney, Australia — 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get a sense of the local culture at The National Pass and Australian National Maritime Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Scenic Walkway and Lincoln's Rock. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Wentworth Falls to see Wentworth Falls Lookout about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Watsons Bay, stroll around Hyde Park, wander the streets of The Rocks, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey builder tool.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major aiport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St. Paul's Cathedral and Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum. Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Highgate Cemetery are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Old Royal Naval College, see the sky in a new way at Royal Observatory Greenwich, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to London takes 25 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. In April, London is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stirling Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow). There's much more to do: examine the collection at The Chocolatarium, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kilmainham Gaol Museum and Dublinia. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St James, and wander the streets of Temple Bar.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin online vacation 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. May in Dublin sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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