16 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

16 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 4 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Houses of Parliament. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, stop by DM Bespoke Jewellery, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip builder.

Phoenix, USA to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 7 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Phoenix in April, with highs in London at 56°F and lows at 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Gloucester

— 3 nights
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Couture Painswick Gallery and Hart Gold and Silversmiths. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Head 4 Heights Waterpark (in Cirencester), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Gloucester itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Gloucester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

York

— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Chatsworth House and Durham Heritage Coast. For shopping fun, head to York Shambles or Roly's Fudge. Explore York's surroundings by going to Durham Castle (in Durham), Castleton (Peak Mountaineering, Speedwell Cavern, &more) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Gloucester to York by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Gloucester in April since evenings lows in York dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Embleton Bay (in Embleton), Bamburgh (Bamburgh Beach, Ross Back Sands Beach, &more) and Elie Beach (in Elie). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and kick back and relax at Gullane Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.