51 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Banbury, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Worcester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom — 7 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 list of things to see and do now includes Harrods, SIX The Musical, Madame Tussauds London, and other attractions. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Westminster and Beer Tastings & Tours. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Millennium Bridge, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Thames River.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Banbury.
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Banbury, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, 64mi northwest of London, 38mi southeast of Birmingham, 27mi south of Coventry and 21mi north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. Explore hidden gems such as Hidcote Manor Garden and Banbury Museum & Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Banbury: Abbotts View Alpacas (in Aylesbury), Catanger Llamas (in Towcester) and Stratford-upon-Avon (The River Avon Trail & The Tower @ RSC). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Upton House & Gardens, stroll around Easington Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Peoples Park.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Banbury route planning site.

Traveling by car from London to Banbury takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Worcester.
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Worcester, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Step off the beaten path and head to Gloucester Cathedral and Greyfriars' House and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Worcester: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Briery Hill Llamas (in Kilcot) and Abbey House Gardens (in Malmesbury).

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Worcester online travel route planner.

You can drive from Banbury to Worcester in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Worcester are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chester.
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Chester, United Kingdom — 3 nights

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chester trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Worcester to Chester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Worcester in June, plan for little chillier nights in Chester, with lows around 11°C. You'll set off for Manchester on the 19th (Mon).
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Free Manchester Walking Tours has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York City Walls and The Manchester Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Bramall Hall & Park (in Bramhall), York (York Brewery, Jorvik Viking Centre, &more) and Castleton (Peak Mountaineering & Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill). There's still lots to do: relax in the rural setting at Farm Adventure Yorkshire, pause for some serene contemplation at St Chad`s, walk around Roberts Park, and have fun and explore at People's History Museum.

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Traveling by car from Chester to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Greyfriars Kirk and Pentland Hills. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Elizabethan Town Walls (in Berwick upon Tweed), Glentress Forest (in Peebles) and Glenkinchie Distillery (in Pencaitland). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Holyrood Abbey, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and admire the striking features of Craigmillar Castle.

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Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. You will leave for Isle of Skye on the 30th (Fri).
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Ratagan Pass Viewpoint (in Ratagan), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Plockton Harbour (in Plockton). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, and explore the activities along Loch Coruisk.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow Pub Crawl has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stirling Castle and Glasgow Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Drummond Gardens (in Crieff) and Conic Hill (in Balmaha). There's much more to do: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, admire the striking features of Blue Police Box, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, and do a tasting at Vino Valentino.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Isle of Skye in July: highs in Glasgow hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Belfast.
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Belfast, United Kingdom — 4 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Dark Hedges and Black Mountain. Explore Belfast's surroundings by going to Bangor Castle Walled Garden (in Bangor), Kinbane Castle (in Ballycastle) and Bushmills (Giant's Causeway & Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Railway). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Malachy's Church, and walk around Crawfordsburn Country Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Belfast road trip app.

You can fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. July in Belfast sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 7 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 day by day itinerary now includes The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kilkenny Castle and Christ Church Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatch's Castle (in Ardee), Beer Tastings & Tours (in Howth) and Rothe House and Garden (in Kilkenny). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Guinness Storehouse, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dublin Mountains, and examine the collection at GPO Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dublin travel website.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Dublin sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Cheshire travel guide

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An idyllic rural retreat for anyone looking to escape the bustle of the big urban centers, Cheshire boasts a rich heritage and history dating to before the Roman era. The region attracts walkers and cyclists, offering a varied landscape of wooded hillsides and gentle lowlands, as well as a sprawling countryside of traditional English market towns and cozy little villages. Cheshire remains a great place for leisurely sightseeing, as it is still relatively undiscovered by tourists. Most travelers invariably end up visiting the nearby giant cities of Manchester or Liverpool, but those choosing to extend their holiday in Cheshire reap the rewards of a slower pace of life and the warm hospitality of the friendly locals.
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