13 days in Dublin & United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in Dublin & United Kingdom Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
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Portrush, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Ferry
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Douglas, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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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 3rd (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Bray Head, explore by horseback at The Paddocks Riding Centre, then get to know the fascinating history of Great South Wall, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Audoen's Church, and finally explore the world behind art at Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Richmond Barracks, then add some adventure to your tour with City Kayaking, and then take in the awesome beauty at Sugarloaf Mountain.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dublin day trip website.

Phoenix, USA to Dublin is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Dublin is 7 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Dublin to be colder, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portrush.

Things to do in Dublin

Tours · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

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Find places to stay Jul 2 — 4:

Portrush, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): push the limits with Coasteering NI - Private Tours, take a memorable drive along Antrim Coast Road, and then kick back and relax at White Park Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Portrush West Strand, then make a splash at The Edge Watersports At The Crannagh Activity Centre, and then stroll through East Strand.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Portrush road trip website.

Traveling by car from Dublin to Portrush takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Belfast, United Kingdom

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Kiltonga Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Somme Heritage Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of Cultra Manor. On the next day, appreciate the views at Glens of Antrim, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Mountain, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip planning tool.

Drive from Portrush to Belfast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Belfast, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the ferry to Douglas.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Douglas, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Niarbyl Bay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Church of St German, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Glen Maye National Glen. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at The Old House of Keys, then examine the collection at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Murrays Motorcycles Museum.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Douglas sightseeing website.

Traveling by ferry from Belfast to Douglas takes 3.5 hours. July in Douglas sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Douglas

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Victoria Gallery & Museum, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, and then wander the streets of Lark Lane. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Liverpool Town Hall, then explore the world behind art at FACT Liverpool, and then examine the collection at The Hardmans' House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Liverpool online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Douglas to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.