17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  10​h
1
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
You've added Bute Park, Bristol Zoo Gardens, The Circus, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum Cardiff and Bath Abbey. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cardiff is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 4 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Cardiff at 11°C and lows at 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Malmesbury Abbey, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dean Village, Edinburgh Zoo, Princes Street Gardens, and other attractions you added. Escape the urban bustle at Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Cardiff to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cardiff in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Edinburgh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

The Necropolis, Kielder Water & Forest Park
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
nights
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 list of things to see and do now includes Hardcastle Crags, Clifford's Tower, Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like York City Walls and York Castle Museum. Castle Howard and Scarborough Castle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Yorkshire Air Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and look for gifts at The Imaginarium.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our York trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Scarborough Castle, Fountains Abbey, Hardcastle Crags, Ladybower Reservoir, Aysgarth Falls
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
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.
You've added Madame Tussauds London, Piccadilly Circus, Stanfords, and other attractions to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Natural History Museum and Buckingham Palace. It doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London tour itinerary planning app .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, The River Cam
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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