11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
York
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h
End: London

2
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hampton Court Palace and HMS Belfast. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, wander the streets of Westminster, and examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

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If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In April in London, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Hampton Court Palace
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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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 7th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Bath at Work, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, then make a trip to Bath Street, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bath road trip planning app .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Bath Street ©
Bath Street

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Jedburgh Abbey and Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church in Kelso--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the exciting artwork at The Red Door Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning website .

You can fly from Bath to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jedburgh, St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island
Scottish National Portrait Gallery ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Priory Church of the Holy Trinity, contemplate the long history of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, then see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, then step into the grandiose world of Helmsley Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ampleforth Abbey.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our York online day trip planner .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ampleforth Abbey, Helmsley Castle
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York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker

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