16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Ireland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly + train:  17​h
1
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
3
Killarney, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

2
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Antony Gormley's Another Place, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, and then explore the ancient world of Walls of Chester.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip itinerary builder tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Liverpool is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Liverpool is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in Liverpool: highs are around 11°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Walls of Chester, Antony Gormley's Another Place
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, take an in-depth tour of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and finally pause for some photo ops at The Famine Sculptures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then get to know the resident critters at Dublin Zoo.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Liverpool to Dublin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or ride a ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Wildlife Outdoors
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Glasnevin Cemetery Museum ©
Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum ©
EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
nights
Killarney, Ireland

Killarney ©
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Killarney National Park and Muckross House. When in Killarney, make a side trip to see Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney, approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Ladies' View, admire the sheer force of Torc Waterfall, explore the historical opulence of Ross Castle, and stop by Aran Sweater Market.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Killarney trip itinerary maker website .

You can take a train from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December in Killarney, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

The Diaspora, Blarney Castle & Gardens
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Killarney National Park ©
Killarney National Park
Ladies' View ©
Ladies' View
Muckross House ©
Muckross House

2
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.
On the 27th (Fri), hunt for treasures at St. George's Market, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Carrickfergus Town Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to McKee Clock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Belfast vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Killarney to Belfast in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Carrickfergus Town Walls, McKee Clock
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Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
City Hall ©
City Hall
Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens

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nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 29th (Sun), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and then admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then steep yourself in history at Greyfriars Kirk, and finally make a trip to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Belfast to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Shopping
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Princes Street Gardens ©
Princes Street Gardens
Room Escape Games
Scottish National Gallery ©
Scottish National Gallery

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Sky Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford), Brighton (The Lanes, Gustamps, & more) and Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral and make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our London holiday planning tool .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Canterbury, Blenheim Palace, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
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Room Escape Games
Sky Garden
Sky Garden

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