15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom attractions planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
4
York
— 1 night
Train
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Inverness
— 3 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, walk around Hyde Park, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London journey tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to London, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 19°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 22 — 25:

Cardiff

— 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, &more), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village, Birdland, &more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and get outside with Bay Island Voyages.

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You can take a train from London to Cardiff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 25 — 28:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool road trip planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Liverpool by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

York

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, take a stroll through York Shambles, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally stroll through York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Getting from Liverpool to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 30:

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, stop by Aquila, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh visit planner.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch Ness, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.