15 days in United Kingdom & Dublin Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Hampton Court Palace, explore the historical opulence of Tower of London Ice Rink, and then take a stroll through Westminster. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Trafalgar Square, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): examine the collection at National Emergency Services Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Bolsover Castle, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cromford Canal. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community Farm, then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Anne's Church, Baslow.

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You can take a train from London to Sheffield in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 1 night

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our York planning app.

Drive from Sheffield to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth, United Kingdom — 1 night

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Your day by day itinerary now includes Lanercost Priory as well as The Lake District Walker. On the 6th (Wed), take in the local highlights with The Lake District Walker, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lanercost Priory, explore the galleries of Percy House Gallery, then see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then explore the historical opulence of Cockermouth Castle, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cockermouth route planner.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Craigmillar Castle are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pickering's Gin Distillery and Rosslyn Chapel. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Glenkinchie Distillery in Pencaitland, approximately Pencaitland away. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary planning app.

Drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Wellpark Brewery, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Allanwater Brewhouse.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow visit planning tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as 14 Henrietta Street and Merrion Square. Your inner history buff will appreciate Guinness Storehouse and Malahide Castle. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Temple Bar, see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matt Talbot Shrine, and sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December in Dublin, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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