16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom visit planner

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London
— 3 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Belfast
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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London
— 1 night
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, stroll around Hyde Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London online trip planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. Traveling from Chicago in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in London, with lows around 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 22:

York

— 3 nights

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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael le Belfrey.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York driving holiday planning site.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 25:

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel route planner.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 28:

Belfast

— 2 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to City Hall, get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and then see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Belfast tour itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, daytime highs in Belfast are 48°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 31st (Thu), see the interesting displays at Imperial War Museum North, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, and finally get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Walker Art Gallery, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then make a trip to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. March in Liverpool sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 1:

London

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:
Highlights from your trip

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.

Northern Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.