8 days in United Kingdom, Ireland & New York City Itinerary

Make it your trip
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 1 night
New York City, United States
— 2 nights


Dublin, Ireland — 2 nights

Fair City

Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then walk around Phoenix Park. Keep things going the next day: get a sense of history and politics at Dublin Castle, make a trip to Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dublin trip maker tool.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Dublin. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, expect Dublin to be cooler, temps between 53°F and 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to fly to London.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally make a trip to Tower Bridge. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip planning website.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour site.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to New York City.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
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New York City, United States — 2 nights

Big Apple

On the 26th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Central Park and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, then don't miss a visit to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then admire the striking features of Rockefeller Center.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our New York City day trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to New York City in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Edinburgh in April; daily highs in New York City reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
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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.

United Kingdom travel guide

Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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

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.