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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Birmingham Back to Backs and Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Black Country Living Museum (in Dudley), National Memorial Arboretum (in Alrewas) and Kenilworth Castle (in Kenilworth). There's still lots to do: stroll around Pittville Park, browse the exhibits of Winterbourne House and Garden, examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, and take a stroll through Gas Street Basin.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham online day trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Birmingham is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in May, with highs in Birmingham at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Farne Islands and Quayside. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, take an in-depth tour of The Discovery Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Newcastle upon Tyne trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Newcastle upon Tyne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. May in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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 Holyrood Park and Dean Village. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Stirling (Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park & The Old Town Jail). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planner.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Famine Sculptures and 14 Henrietta Street. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin trip website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) 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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