15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner

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London
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Kingston-upon-Hull
— 3 nights
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York
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Edinburgh
— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Primrose Hill and Houses of Parliament. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Alicante, Spain to London is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alicante to London is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Alicante in June, with highs in London at 23°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Birmingham

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hidcote Manor Garden and Cannon Hill Park. Explore Birmingham's surroundings by going to David Austin Roses (in Wolverhampton), Holy Trinity Church (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Kiftsgate Court Gardens (in Chipping Campden). And it doesn't end there: walk around Lickey Hills Country Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Winterbourne House and Garden, take an in-depth tour of Coffin Works, and buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Central.

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

Traveling by train from London to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Birmingham sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kingston-upon-Hull.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Kingston-upon-Hull

— 3 nights
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Hull History Centre, see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport, and then see the interesting displays at Arctic Corsair. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): stroll around Beverley Westwood, then look for all kinds of wild species at South Cave Falconry, and then snap pictures at The Humber Bridge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kingston-upon-Hull planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Kingston-upon-Hull in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read York vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Kingston-upon-Hull to York takes 1.5 hours. 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Holyrood Park and Pickering's Gin Distillery. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the views from Forth Road Bridge, don't miss a visit to Craigmillar Castle, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.