18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

Start: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Cirencester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2
nights
Cirencester, United Kingdom

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 16th (Tue), get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd and then look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Birdland, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cirencester holiday planner .

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Cirencester is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Cirencester is 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, West Ox Arts Gallery, Aston Pottery & Trading Company, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Buscot House
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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London tour planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to London in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

4
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Appreciate the collections at Kilmainham Gaol and Dublin Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology and Chester Beatty Library. Spend the 23rd (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and design of Trinity College Dublin, and sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Dublin at 23°C and lows at 12°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

2
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Inch Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at SS Nomadic, look for all kinds of wild species at World of Owls, and then take a peaceful walk through Glenariff Forest Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Belfast trip itinerary website .

Getting from Dublin to Belfast by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Belfast sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Scrabo Tower, Inch Abbey, World of Owls, Glenariff Forest Park, Carnfunnock Country Park
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World of Owls ©
World of Owls
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Scrabo Tower ©
Scrabo Tower

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Calton Hill and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and National Museum of Scotland. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Roslin and see Rosslyn Chapel, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Edinburgh Old Town, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and make a trip to Greyfriars Kirk.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Belfast to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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