21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Birmingham
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Winterbourne House and Garden and Birmingham Back to Backs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Birmingham: Black Country Living Museum (in Dudley), Kenilworth Castle (in Kenilworth) and National Memorial Arboretum (in Alrewas). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, visit Gas Street Basin, walk around Cannon Hill Park, and admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham tour itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Birmingham is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. Traveling from Riyadh to Birmingham, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in July; daily highs in Birmingham reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 6 nights

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Farne Islands and Lindisfarne Priory. Change things up with these side-trips from Newcastle upon Tyne: Vindolanda (in Hexham), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Quayside, admire the sheer force of Jesmond Dene, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne travel planning site.

Getting from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Birmingham in July, you will find days in Newcastle upon Tyne are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park. Change things up with a short trip to The Old Town Jail in Stirling (about 1h 5 min away). There's still lots to do: walk around Holyrood Park, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 6 nights

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum Experience and National Botanic Gardens. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and steep yourself in history at 14 Henrietta Street.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dublin trip maker site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Dublin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough 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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