15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
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York
— 1 night
Train
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
Fly
6
London
— 4 nights
Fly

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Bath (The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, &more), St Mary Redcliffe Church (in Bristol) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village, Birdland, &more). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, and head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cardiff road trip tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Cardiff is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Cardiff due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sao Paulo in May, expect Cardiff to be a bit cooler, temps between 17°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay May 24 — 25:

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, and then take a stroll through York Shambles.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 25 — 26:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 29:

Drumnadrochit

— 2 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, then stop by Iceberg Glass, then get outside with General Wade’s Military Roads, and finally ponder the design of Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain. Keep things going the next day: sample some tasty brews at Highland Taste and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Drumnadrochit sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 29 — 31:

London

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Drumnadrochit to London in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in London when traveling from Drumnadrochit in May, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.