39 days in United Kingdom & Dublin

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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Roslin, United Kingdom
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Norwich, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 10 nights
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle, National Gallery of Ireland, and other attractions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Chester Beatty. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of 14 Henrietta Street, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and don't miss a visit to Merrion Square.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder tool.

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin. Expect little chillier evenings in Dublin when traveling from Vancouver in September, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 7 nights

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Crumlin Road Gaol and Parliament Buildings. Let the collections at Ulster Folk Museum and Carrickfergus Museum & Civic Centre capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Gracehill Moravian Church (in Ballymena), Castle Ward (in Strangford) and Mount Stewart (in Newtownards). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Roman Catholic Church, and explore the historical opulence of Carrickfergus Castle.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Belfast are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Dumbarton.
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Dumbarton, United Kingdom — 1 night

Dumbarton is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, on the north bank of the River Clyde where the River Leven flows into the Clyde estuary. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery and then explore the historical opulence of Dumbarton Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dumbarton trip planner.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dumbarton takes 5 hours. Traveling from Belfast in September, Dumbarton is a bit cooler at night with lows of 9°C. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Calton Hill, Grassmarket, Edinburgh Old Town, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile and then contemplate the long history of Holyrood Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, then stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally browse the exhibits of John Knox House Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh journey maker site.

Drive from Dumbarton to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Roslin.
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Roslin, United Kingdom

Roslin is a village in Midlothian, Scotland, 7 miles to the south of the capital city Edinburgh. Your day by day itinerary now includes Rosslyn Chapel. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Roslin trip planning site.

Roslin is very close to Edinburgh. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Festivals

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes York Shambles, York Minster and York City Walls. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

Discover how to plan a York trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Roslin to York takes 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Norwich vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from York to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cambridge.
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Cambridge, United Kingdom — 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your day by day itinerary now includes University of Cambridge, Trinity College and King's College, University of Cambridge. On the 20th (Wed), gain insight at Jesus College, steep yourself in history at University of Cambridge, gain insight at King's College Chapel, then gain insight at Trinity College, then deepen your understanding at St. John's College, and finally gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cambridge trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom — 8 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hever Castle & Gardens, Canterbury Cathedral and St Anthony of Padua. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Amberley Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Devil's Dyke National Trust and Parham House & Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton and Hove: National Museum of the Royal Navy (in Portsmouth) and Bignor Roman Villa (in Bignor). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter's, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas of Myra, steep yourself in history at St Helen's Church, and wander the streets of Kemptown.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Brighton and Hove trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Cambridge to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can take a train to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 10 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.
The British Museum and Cutty Sark will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Ightham Mote (in Ightham), Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar (in Biggin Hill) and Oxford (Christ Church Cathedral, Pitt Rivers Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of HMS Belfast, see the interesting displays at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, step into the grandiose world of Leeds Castle, and explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London holiday app.

Traveling by train from Brighton and Hove to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Yorkshire travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.
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Norfolk travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Theme Parks
Norfolk is a low-lying and predominantly rural county named after the ancient "North Folk" tribes who used to live here. The locals are fond of saying that they "have one foot on the land, and one in the sea." Nowhere is that more true than in the famous Broads region, consisting of a vast network of inland waterways, lakes, and marshes. Though Norfolk’s principal appeal for many tourists may very well be that it’s not included on the average itinerary, this rural getaway does boast Norwich, a thriving regional capital noted as one of the country’s top ten shopping destinations. Never very far from the water, visitors sightseeing in this region can enjoy sandy beaches, fishing villages, and coastal nature reserves.
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