12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday planner
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train
2
York
— 1 night
Drive
3
Castle Combe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Lyme Regis
— 1 night
Drive
5
London
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Glasgow (Glasgow Tigers Speedway & Kelvingrove Park). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planning app.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get a bit cooler in Edinburgh: highs are around 53°F and lows about 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train to York.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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York — 1 night

City of Festivals

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.
On the 6th (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of York Mansion House, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Castle Combe.
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Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Castle Combe — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Market Cross, bet on your favorite at Castle Combe Circuit, then make a trip to Kingswood Abbey Gatehouse, and finally trek along Walks around Wotton-under-Edge.

Start your trip to Castle Combe by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from York to Castle Combe by car takes about 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Lyme Regis.
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Trails · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Lyme Regis — 1 night

Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. On the 8th (Sat), trek along Salcombe Hill Walk, stroll around The Byes Riverside Park, then stop by Pug and Puffin, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Golden Cap Estate.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lyme Regis route builder.

You can drive from Castle Combe to Lyme Regis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daytime highs in Lyme Regis are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to London.
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Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
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London — 5 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Lyme Regis to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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