15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Bushmills, United Kingdom
— 1 day
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney, Australia

2
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Calton Hill and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip maker .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Edinburgh at 13°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bushmills.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
day
Bushmills, United Kingdom

Bushmills ©
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 9th (Thu), cruise along Causeway Coastal Route and then make a trip to Giant's Causeway.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bushmills trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Edinburgh to Bushmills in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bushmills when traveling from Edinburgh in April, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dublin.

Things to do in Bushmills

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

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.
Visit Kilmainham Gaol and Saint Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Ireland and Boulevard Gallery. And it doesn't end there: sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, view the masterpieces at Olivier Cornet Gallery, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dublin trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bushmills to Dublin takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Bushmills in April, plan for little chillier nights in Dublin, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Dublin Castle ©
Dublin Castle

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): play a few rounds at Mold Golf Club and then look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry, then pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Pensarn Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool online travel route planner .

Fly from Dublin to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or ride a ferry. In April, daytime highs in Liverpool are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Marble Church, Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, Pensarn Beach, Mold Golf Club, Maes-y-Pant / Marford Quarry
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Mold Golf Club ©
Mold Golf Club

4
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.
Do your shopping at Graffik Gallery and Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker site .

You can take a train from Liverpool to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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