12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip maker

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Guildford
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 1 day
Train
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Leeds
— 1 night
Train
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York
Train
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Leeds
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manchester
Drive
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Lancaster
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights

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Guildford

— 2 nights
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27mi southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.The town has a population of just over 137,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 146,100 inhabitants in 2015.Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way. On the 14th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, then sample some tasty brews at Grape and Grain Tours, and then walk around Riverside Park. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, admire the landmark architecture of Abbots Hospital, shop like a local with Guildford House Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at The Spike, then get to know the fascinating history of St Catherine's Hill, and finally don't miss a visit to St Augustine's Abbey, Chilworth.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Guildford trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Guildford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Guildford

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

London

— 1 day

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.
On the 16th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Tower of London, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guildford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Leeds.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

Leeds

— 1 night

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, look for gifts at Scent Salim, then admire the natural beauty at Tropical World, and finally stroll around Roundhay Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leeds itinerary maker app.

You can fly from London to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Leeds are little chillier (19°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

York

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.
To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read York trip maker site.

You can drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in York are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. You'll set off for Leeds on the 17th (Thu).

Things to do in York

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Leeds

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirkstall Abbey, stop by The Shop at Rivers Meet Cafe, then have some family-friendly fun at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Quirky Ales.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from York to Leeds takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Leeds

Outdoors · Tours · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Manchester

Capital of the North

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.
Plan my day in Manchester using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Leeds to Manchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. You will leave for Lancaster on the 19th (Sat).

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Lancaster

— 3 nights
Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kendal Unitarian Chapel, contemplate the long history of Lancaster Castle, get engrossed in the history at Lancaster City Museum, and walk around Williamson Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lancaster trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Lancaster in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Lancaster are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Lancaster

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route site.

You can take a train from Lancaster to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.