8 days in England, Scotland & Ireland Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights


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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the London vacation website.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, then see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then walk around Phoenix Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then stop by Temple Bar, and then stroll around St Stephens Green.

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

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. April in Dublin sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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England travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Gardens
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Scotland travel guide

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

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
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.