15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tetbury
— 1 day
Drive
4
Oxford
— 1 night
Fly
5
Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
Train
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
8
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly
9
Cambridge
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 2 nights

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London — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): shop like a local with Harrods. On your second day here, walk around Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then make a trip to Tower of London, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder website.

In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping
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Bath — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

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 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, then make a trip to The Circus, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Corridor, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Pulteney Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bath visit planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tetbury.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Tetbury — 1 day

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist, then don't miss a visit to Malmesbury Market Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally steep yourself in history at The Market Cross.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tetbury road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bath to Tetbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oxford.
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Historic Sites
Side Trips
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Oxford — 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and then get your bearings at Bodleian Library.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Tetbury to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to fly to Manchester.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Etihad Stadium has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Town Hall, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and finally see where the action happens at Etihad Stadium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester tour itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Oxford to Manchester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
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Museums · Childrens Museums
Side Trip
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Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online road trip planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.
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Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 1st (Sun), explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Liverpool to Glasgow by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In January in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to The Royal Mile and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: visit Edinburgh Old Town and then examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Cambridge.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Cambridge — 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Trinity College, deepen your understanding at King's College, University of Cambridge, then contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge road trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cambridge by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Cambridge are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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London — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Enjoy London some more: see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, take in panoramic vistas at The View from The Shard, pause for some photo ops at Bust of Nelson Mandela, and walk around Kensington Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus.
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Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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