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

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 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, and then stroll around Phoenix Park. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, then take a stroll through Temple Bar, then stroll around St Stephens Green, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Trinity College Dublin.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin road trip planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Dublin due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Fort Lauderdale in April, with highs in Dublin at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to London.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then make a trip to Big Ben, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our London travel route planning site.

You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. April in London sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions tool.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to New York City.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Childrens Museums
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New York City, United States — 2 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): steep yourself in history at 9/11 Memorial and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Paul's Chapel, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and then don't miss a visit to Empire State Building.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the New York City online attractions planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to New York City by flight takes about 11 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in April, expect New York City to be somewhat warmer, temps between 61°F and 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time 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.