13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bath
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
6
Blackpool
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Windermere
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: London

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, wander the streets of Piccadilly Arcade, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and hunt for treasures at Camden Market.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip builder website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

few
hours
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath journey builder tool .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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44AD artspace ©
44AD artspace
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at S&D Falconry, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham travel route app .

Take a train from Bath to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Birmingham are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle
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Welford-On-Avon Golf Course ©
Welford-On-Avon Golf Course
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): stop by Grindleford Community Shop, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then sample the fine beverages at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Manchester holiday app .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Shopping Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Grindleford Community Shop, Ladybower Reservoir, Salford Museum & Art Gallery
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Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
Grindleford Community Shop ©
Grindleford Community Shop

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Liverpool online itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Blackpool.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trip

Chester Zoo
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

1
night
Blackpool

Blackpool
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Blackpool holiday builder tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to Blackpool in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Windermere on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Blackpool

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
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1
day
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and then steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Blackpool to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Museums

Side Trips

Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Hawkshead Brewery
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Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Hawkshead Brewery ©
Hawkshead Brewery

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then take in the exciting artwork at Stills Gallery, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, contemplate the long history of Advocate's Close, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Windermere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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