22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg, South Africa
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Llandudno, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
taxi + ferry:  4​h 15​min
3
Dublin, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg, South Africa

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London day trip site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in London, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Llandudno.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Beacon Climbing Centre (in Caernarfon) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon and admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Llandudno trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from London to Llandudno takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. While traveling from London, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Llandudno, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Beacon Climbing Centre, Snowdon, Cader Idris, Bodnant Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures & Kilkenny Castle). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol, get lost in a book at The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dublin journey maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and ferry from Llandudno to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kilkenny
Highlights from your plan
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
St Stephens Green ©
St Stephens Green

3
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Coast Rd (in Larne), Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland (in Strangford) and Bushmills (Causeway Coastal Route & Giant's Causeway). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast and step aboard HMS Caroline.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Belfast attractions planner .

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 your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Bushmills, Ulster Aviation Society, The Abingdon Collection, Coast Rd, Clearsky Adventure Centre Northern Ireland
Highlights from your plan
Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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