10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

10 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Train to Birmingham International, Foot to Birmingham, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Ferry to Holyhead, Taxi to Conwy
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Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery and The British Museum. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, head outdoors with Platinum Training, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London trip builder tool.

Indianapolis, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Indianapolis to London. In September, London is a bit cooler than Indianapolis - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Dalhousie Castle Falconry and Arthur's Seat will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Dublin, Ireland

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, then examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, and finally admire the striking features of St. Michan's Church. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle and then visit Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Dublin driving holiday planner.

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 October in Dublin, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 45°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Conwy, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, look for gifts at The Cheese Room Deli, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Mary & All Saints, and finally steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Conwy online trip maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and taxi from Dublin to Conwy in 4 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.