7 days in United Kingdom, Drogheda & Dublin Itinerary

7 days in United Kingdom, Drogheda & Dublin Itinerary

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7 days in United Kingdom, Drogheda & Dublin Itinerary

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  6​h
Drogheda, Ireland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Ballycastle, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Conwy, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
Harwich, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1
day
Drogheda, Ireland

Drogheda ©
Drogheda is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, known for its tourism and as a centre of industry and medical care. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Bru na Boinne.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Drogheda trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Drogheda is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Drogheda, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Drogheda: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Drogheda

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bru na Boinne
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Bru na Boinne ©
Bru na Boinne

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get lost in a book at Chester Beatty Library, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, and then examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at National Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Powerscourt Gardens and House, then make a trip to The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition, and finally stroll through St. Stephen's Green.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Drogheda to Dublin takes an hour. In August in Dublin, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Belfast.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Powerscourt Gardens and House
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Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
St. Stephen's Green ©
St. Stephen's Green

1
day
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at SS Nomadic, admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and then learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dublin to Belfast in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Ballycastle.

Things to do in Belfast

Parks Museums
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Belfast Botanical Gardens ©
Belfast Botanical Gardens
SS Nomadic ©
SS Nomadic
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

1
day
Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Ballycastle ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): get outside with Causeway Coastal Route, then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ballycastle travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Belfast to Ballycastle by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ballycastle are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Ballycastle

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Dunluce Castle, Causeway Coastal Route
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Kinbane Castle ©
Kinbane Castle
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Dunluce Castle ©
Dunluce Castle

1
day
Conwy, United Kingdom

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 13th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle and then make a trip to Conwy Town Walls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Conwy trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ballycastle to Conwy in 6.5 hours. In August in Conwy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Harwich.

Things to do in Conwy

Museums
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Conwy Town Walls ©
Conwy Town Walls

few
hours
Harwich, United Kingdom

Harwich
Harwich is a town in Essex, England and one of the Haven ports, located on the coast with the North Sea to the east. For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Harwich online itinerary creator.

You can drive from Conwy to Harwich in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Conwy in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Harwich, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Harwich

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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