33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom, Madrid & Dublin Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Church of Santo Tomé. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and walk around Parque del Retiro.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Bogota to Madrid. Traveling from Bogota in December, expect Madrid to be slightly colder, temps between 14°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trips

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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada

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London, United Kingdom

London ©

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.
You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get outdoors at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Active360. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading), Brighton (Brighton Beach, Gustamps, &more) and Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and surround yourself with nature on Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Madrid to London in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

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Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas ©
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Peak Mountaineering and York Bird of Prey Centre. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and Jorvik Viking Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: York (York Castle Museum, York City Walls, &more) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, browse the exhibits of Chorlton Art Market, and take an in-depth tour of Clayton Hall Museum.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manchester itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Visit Pensarn Beach and West Kirby Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chester Cathedral and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens (in Chester) and Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Liverpool route planner.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Relax by the water at Bamburgh Beach and Low Newton by the Sea Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 19:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©

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.
Do your shopping at Grafton Street and Gallery of Photography. Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Shankill Beach (in Shankill), Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe) and Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Temple Bar, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St., and view the masterpieces at James Joyce Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Dublin are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©

Cultural Capital of Spain

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue of Saint Mary the White, admire the masterpieces at Church of Santo Tomé, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mosque of Christ of the Light, then make a trip to Puerta del Sol, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor.

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Getting from Dublin to Madrid by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Church of Santo Tomé ©
Church of Santo Tomé
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor
Synagogue of Saint Mary the White ©
Synagogue of Saint Mary the White

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