56 days in United Kingdom, Vancouver & Barcelona Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom, Vancouver & Barcelona Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 7 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 14 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Leicester, United Kingdom
— 14 nights
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Vancouver, Canada — 7 nights

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
Step off the beaten path and head to Museum of Anthropology and False Creek. Steveston Heritage Fishing Village and Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site will appeal to history buffs. Explore Vancouver's surroundings by going to International Buddhist Society (Buddhist Temple) (in Richmond) and Deep Cove (in North Vancouver). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, snap pictures at Lions Gate Bridge, admire all the interesting features of Lighthouse Park, and discover the deep blue sea with Sea Dragon Charters.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Vancouver route maker tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Vancouver is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. June in Vancouver sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 14 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town). Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional and Museu d'Història de Barcelona MUHBA. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: La Fosca Beach (in Palamos), Girona (Patronat Call de Girona & Girona Cathedral (Catedral)) and Village Medieval de Pals (in Pals). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, pause for some photo ops at Casa Vicens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona journey planner.

Getting from Vancouver to Barcelona by flight takes about 16 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Barcelona is 9 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in July, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 12 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. The British Museum and Hampton Court Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Weybridge (Mercedes-Benz World & Brooklands Museum), St. George's Chapel (in Windsor) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew). There's still lots to do: step aboard Cutty Sark, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, and brush up on your military savvy at HMS Belfast.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to London takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in July, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Liverpool.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom — 7 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Plas Mawr and St. George's Hall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Smallest House in Britain and International Slavery Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Shrewsbury (Soldiers of Shropshire Museum, Saint Chad's Church, &more), Aberconwy House (in Conwy) and Chester (St John the Baptist's Church & Eastgate & Eastgate Clock). There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, get great views at St Johns Beacon, and examine the collection at Quirky Quarter.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool holiday website.

Traveling by flight from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Liverpool hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Leicester.
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Leicester, United Kingdom — 14 nights

Popular historic sites such as Kenilworth Castle and Leicester Cathedral are in your itinerary. British Motor Museum and King Richard III Visitor Centre will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leicester: Warwick (Charlecote Park, Warwick Castle, &more), Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre (in Sutton Cheney) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Henley Street, Tudor World, &more).

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Leicester road trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to Leicester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Leicester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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