28 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Reykjavik Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Reykjavik Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & Reykjavik Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Holyhead, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Pembroke, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Galway, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
9
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

2
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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. Buckingham Palace and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip maker app .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to London due to the time zone difference. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Holyhead.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. On the 1st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then admire the striking features of Beaumaris Courthouse, then make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, and finally stroll through Benllech Beach. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Crigyll, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Newborough Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Llanbadrig Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Holyhead trip tool .

You can take a train from London to Holyhead in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Holyhead are little chillier (20°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Holyhead

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Beaumaris, Llanbadrig Church, Benllech Beach, Traeth Crigyll, Caernarfon Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Llanddwyn Beach ©
Llanddwyn Beach

1
night
Llandudno, United Kingdom

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, then get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno road trip planning website .

You can drive from Holyhead to Llandudno in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Llandudno sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Pembroke.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Conwy
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Conwy Town Walls ©
Conwy Town Walls
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

3
nights
Pembroke, United Kingdom

Pembroke ©
Pembroke is a historic settlement and was the county town of Pembrokeshire in West Wales. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Barafundle Beach. Get in touch with nature at St. Davids Cathedral and Manorbier Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Solva in Solva (about 44 minutes away). Spend the 4th (Sat) in the animal kingdom at Folly Farm. It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Pembroke Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Pembroke road trip planning app .

Drive from Llandudno to Pembroke in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Pembroke sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Pembroke

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Davids, Folly Farm, Solva, Manorbier Beach
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Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Barafundle Beach ©
Barafundle Beach

2
nights
Galway, Ireland

Galway ©
A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden and Wild Atlantic Way. The Cong Heritage Trail and Tyrone House will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Galway: Liscannor (Cliffs of Moher & Hag's Head), Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport) and Burren National Park (in Corofin).

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Galway sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Pembroke to Galway takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. July in Galway sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Liscannor, Burren National Park, Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre, The Cong Heritage Trail, Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden
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Wild Atlantic Way ©
Wild Atlantic Way
Cliffs of Moher ©
Cliffs of Moher

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Kilkenny Castle and Temple Bar. Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Trinity College Dublin for their historical value. When in Dublin, make a side trip to see St. Canice's Cathedral & Round Tower in Kilkenny, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, browse the collection at Marsh's Library, get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, and stroll through Phoenix Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Galway to Dublin takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kilkenny
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilkenny Castle ©
Kilkenny Castle
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum

2
nights
Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Invermoriston Falls, cruise along General Wade’s Military Roads, then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, tour the pleasant surroundings at Farigaig Forest, and then stroll through Hillside Path.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit online journey planner .

You can fly from Dublin to Drumnadrochit in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Farigaig Forest, Invermoriston Falls, Hillside Path
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calton Hill and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

5
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik ©
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Get in touch with nature at Thingvellir National Park and Heidmork Nature Reserve. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Iceland and Laugavegur. Get out of town with these interesting Reykjavik side-trips: Kerið (in Selfoss), Faxi (Vatnsleysufoss) Waterfall (in Skalholt) and Strokkur (in Geysir). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get to know the fascinating history of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Reykjavik journey maker site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in Reykjavik are slightly colder (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Strokkur, Ytri Tunga Beach, Hekluhestar, Kerið, Thingvellir National Park
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 23:
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Strokkur ©
Strokkur
Thingvellir National Park ©
Thingvellir National Park
Fishing Charters & Tours

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