11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + Train:  6​h 45​min
1
Cambridge
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
2
Canterbury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Oxford
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 15​min
5
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tewkesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Chester
— 1 night
Bus:  45​min
8
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
York
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
10
Alnwick
— Few hours
+3
Train + Foot + Tram + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Sofia

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
You've added St John's College Chapel, Corpus Christi College, Peterhouse Cambridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 1st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St John's College Chapel, then contemplate the long history of St. John's College, then steep yourself in history at Queens' College, and finally deepen your understanding at Corpus Christi College.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge vacation planner.

Sofia, Bulgaria to Cambridge is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sofia to Cambridge. When traveling from Sofia in May, plan for little chillier days in Cambridge, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Burghley House, Wimpole Estate
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St John's College Chapel ©
St John's College Chapel
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Burghley House ©
Burghley House

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night
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Canterbury Cathedral as well as Leeds Castle. On the 3rd (Sun), steep yourself in history at Leeds Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Howletts Wild Animal Park, delve into the distant past at St. Augustine's Abbey, then pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Canterbury trip planner .

You can drive from Cambridge to Canterbury in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Canterbury

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Leeds Castle
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St. Augustine's Abbey ©
St. Augustine's Abbey
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Leeds Castle ©
Leeds Castle

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Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sheldonian Theatre, gain insight at University of Oxford, explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Oxford online travel route planner .

You can drive from Canterbury to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Blenheim Palace
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Oxford Castle & Prison ©
Oxford Castle & Prison
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

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night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, look for gifts at Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio, explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and finally examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bath tour site .

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

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Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 6th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, step into the grandiose world of Castell Coch, step into the grandiose world of Caerphilly Castle, then get engrossed in the history at The Royal Mint Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Tredegar House.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff travel planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tewkesbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Royal Mint Experience, Tredegar House, Caerphilly Castle
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Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Caerphilly Castle ©
Caerphilly Castle

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Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury ©
Tewkesbury is a town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, see the interesting displays at Tewkesbury Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, and finally view the masterpieces at Showborough House Sculpture Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Tewkesbury trip app .

Getting from Cardiff to Tewkesbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Tewkesbury, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chester.

Things to do in Tewkesbury

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Sudeley Castle
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Old Baptist Chapel ©
Old Baptist Chapel
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

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night
Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Baptist's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, then have some family-friendly fun at Outpost Paintball, and finally explore the activities along River Dee.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chester trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Tewkesbury to Chester in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Tewkesbury in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Chester, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Liverpool.

Things to do in Chester

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral
Walls of Chester ©
Walls of Chester

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Liverpool online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Chester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): wander the streets of York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and finally make a trip to Castle Howard.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our York journey planning website .

Getting from Liverpool to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Alnwick

Alnwick
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from York in May: highs in Alnwick hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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