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
— 1 night

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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 Catedral Primada. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Gran Via and Rio Creative Art Center. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (Alcantara Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more) and Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, &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 Natural History Museum. Get outdoors at Active360 and Brighton Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow), Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading) and Brighton (Gustamps & Chutima Therapy). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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

5
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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 National Cycling Centre. Appreciate the collections at Chatsworth House and York Castle Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York (Jorvik Viking Centre, York City Walls, &more) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, and see the interesting displays at National Football Museum.

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You can 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) so you can 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 Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. 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: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, indulge your taste buds at Liverpool Gin Distillery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

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 St Aiden Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Low Newton by the Sea Beach (in Newton by the Sea), Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, 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

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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 Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Curracloe Beach (in Curracloe), Seal Rescue Ireland (in Courtown) and Shankill Beach (in Shankill). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In January in Dublin, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Dublin

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

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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