14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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14 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dover
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Brighton and Hove
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Andover
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Oxford
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Castle Combe
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
7
Cheltenham
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
8
Stratford-upon-Avon
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Durham
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
11
York
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Strawberry Tours as well as London Foodie Tours. On the 19th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Trafalgar Square, then let your taste buds guide you at London Foodie Tours, and finally gain a rich perspective with Strawberry Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London online day trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in September, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church and then contemplate the long history of Dover Castle.

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Take a train from London to Dover in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September in Dover, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

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Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
You've now added Royal Pavilion to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Royal Pavilion.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dover to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Southampton.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

2
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Andover

Andover ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Highclere Castle and then get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: join the crowd at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Bombay Sapphire Distillery, and then experience rural life at Finkley Down Farm Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Andover trip maker website .

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Andover by car takes about 2 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Andover can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Andover

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Highclere Castle, Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Bombay Sapphire Distillery ©
Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Highclere Castle ©
Highclere Castle

1
night
Oxford

Oxford
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Oxford road trip planner .

Drive from Winchester to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Oxford

Nightlife Parks Outdoors

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hours
Castle Combe

Castle Combe
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Castle Combe road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oxford to Castle Combe takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll set off for Cheltenham on the 24th (Tue).

Things to do in Castle Combe

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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hours
Cheltenham

Cheltenham
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Castle Combe to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 24th (Tue), you'll travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Nightlife Outdoors Parks

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hours
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sudeley Castle. On the 24th (Tue), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and then contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Grave.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon day trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Shakespeare's Grave ©
Shakespeare's Grave

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall as well as Arthur's Seat. On the 26th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle, and then don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Durham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Durham are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to York.
Highlights from your plan
World War One Soldier Sculpture ©
World War One Soldier Sculpture

1
night
York

York ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes York Castle Museum as well as BOBH - Day Trips from York.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the York day trip tool .

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Tours Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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nights
London

London ©
Windsor Castle has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Tower of London and then step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip planner.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. On the 30th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle

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