16 days in United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
York, United Kingdom
— Few hours
train:  2​h
4
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong, China

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hours
London, United Kingdom

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.
To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London road trip website .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In October, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Liverpool planning website .

You can take a train from London to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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hours
York, United Kingdom

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.
To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read York trip planner.

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in York can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. You will leave for London on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in York

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games

7
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Paul's Cathedral and National Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and St Oswald's Church. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Explore London further: hunt for treasures at Camden Market, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, explore the wide array of goods at Harrods, and see the interesting displays at Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Burford, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Take a break from the city and head to Mt Pilatus and Zoo Zurich. For shopping fun, head to Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich or Altstadt Luzern. Step out of Zurich with an excursion to Lake Lucerne in Lucerne--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from London to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. October in Zurich sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trip

Lucerne
Highlights from your plan
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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