12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Ottawa
Fly:  12 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 15 min
3
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Ottawa

2
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Old Town. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation maker tool .

Ottawa, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ottawa to Edinburgh is 5 hours. Traveling from Ottawa in January, things will get warmer in Edinburgh: highs are around 7°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in the exciting artwork at Emma Rose Art Works, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bath itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

1
night
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and then examine the collection at Combe Mill.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oxford trip itinerary tool .

Take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Combe Mill
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Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology ©
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

2
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, contemplate the long history of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and then see the interesting displays at HMS Victory. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Winchester Cathedral, Bombay Sapphire Distillery
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The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

4
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London

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.
The British Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace. When in London, make a side trip to see Cotswolds Distillery in Stourton, approximately 2 hours away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

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You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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