17 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Iceland Itinerary

17 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Iceland Itinerary

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17 days in Ireland, United Kingdom & Iceland Itinerary

Start: Vancouver, Canada
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  5​h
2
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Reykjavik, Iceland
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Vancouver, Canada

3
nights
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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, parks, breweries & distilleries, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, stroll around Phoenix Park, admire the striking features of Dublin Castle, and sample the fine beverages at Jameson Distillery Bow St..

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip itinerary builder site .

Vancouver, Canada to Dublin is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, Dublin is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Temple Bar ©
Temple Bar

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nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: The Roman Baths (in Bath), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and appreciate the history behind Boer War Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham visit app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Dublin to Cheltenham in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Dublin in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cheltenham, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Cirencester, Cotswolds Distillery, Old Baptist Chapel, Cotswold Archery
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
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, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London vacation builder app .

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker tool .

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then admire the masterpieces at Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Mink Viking Portrait Studio. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Reykjavik travel site .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Edinburgh in March: highs in Reykjavik hover around 4°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Tours Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Thermal Spas
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Hallgrimskirkja ©
Hallgrimskirkja
Thermal Spas

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