12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Pittsburgh
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 1 night
train:  1​h
2
Brighton
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Salisbury
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Whitby
— 1 night
bus + train:  5​h
8
London
— Few hours
train:  1​h
9
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Pittsburgh

1
night
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.
You've added Abbey Road, Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4, Highgate Cemetery, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Abbey Road, look for gifts at Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4, then stroll the grounds of Highgate Cemetery, and finally get a taste of local nightlife at The Jack the Ripper Tour With Ripper Vision.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

Pittsburgh, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Pittsburgh to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Pittsburgh in May; daily highs in London reach 62°F and lows reach 46°F. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Highgate Cemetery ©
Highgate Cemetery
Abbey Road ©
Abbey Road
Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4 ©

1
day
Brighton

Brighton
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Brighton in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Brighton, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 48°F at night. You'll set off for Salisbury on the 15th (Mon).

Things to do in Brighton

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

1
night
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Longleat House. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Longleat House.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salisbury day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Brighton to Salisbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longleat House
Highlights from your plan
Longleat House ©
Longleat House

1
night
Bath

Bath
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath vacation planner.

Take a train from Salisbury to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for Stratford-upon-Avon on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Bath

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Grave and then steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon attractions planner .

You can drive from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall ©
Shakespeare's Grave ©
Shakespeare's Grave

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You've added Casbah Coffee Club, Beatles statue, Pier Head, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take a leisurely stroll along Pier Head and then pause for some photo ops at Beatles statue.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liverpool itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club
Mendips - John Lennon Home ©
Mendips - John Lennon Home
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

1
night
Whitby

Whitby ©
Whitby Abbey has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Whitby Museum, look for gifts at Justin Chocolatier, then make a trip to 199 Steps, then admire the landmark architecture of Whitby Abbey, and finally enjoy the sea views from Whitby Lighthouse.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Whitby trip planning tool .

You can drive from Leeds to Whitby in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in October, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Whitby Museum ©
Whitby Museum
199 Steps ©
199 Steps
Whitby Lighthouse ©
Whitby Lighthouse

few
hours
London

London ©
You've now added Westminster to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our London day trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Whitby to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster ©
Westminster

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): stop by Fudge Kitchen, examine the collection at Vale & Downland Museum, learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Great Coxwell Barn, then identify plant and animal life at Faringdon Folly Tower and Woodland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's C Of E Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Stanlake Park Wine Estate, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Snelsmore Common Country Park, steep yourself in history at Shaw House, then see the interesting displays at Oxford Bus Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oxford road trip website .

You can take a train from London to Oxford in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Oxford are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Newbury, Woodstock, Faringdon, Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Oxford Bus Museum
Highlights from your plan
Woodchester Valley Vineyard ©
Woodchester Valley Vineyard
Dorchester Abbey ©
Dorchester Abbey
Faringdon Folly Tower ©
Faringdon Folly Tower

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