16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
train:  2​h
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
End: London

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Fountains Abbey. Explore hidden gems such as York Bird of Prey Centre and Filey Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). There's more to do: examine the collection at York Castle Museum and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the York road trip planning app .

London to York is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, York Bird of Prey Centre, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Melrose Abbey and Bamburgh Castle. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scottish National Gallery and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Buchanan Street, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour builder .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow, Cragside House and Gardens, Melrose Abbey, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel Castle will appeal to history buffs. Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and St. Michael's Mount are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow) and Porthminster Beach (in St Ives). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, don't miss a visit to Truro Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newquay trip app .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Truro Cathedral, Tintagel Castle, National Lobster Hatchery, Perranporth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle

2
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Jersey Museum and Visitor Centre, explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read St. Helier road trip planning app .

Getting from Newquay to St. Helier by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Mont Orgueil Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and HMS Warrior 1860. Get in touch with nature at Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Longleat (in Warminster). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Osborne House, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Portsmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from St. Helier in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portsmouth, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Weymouth Beach, Bath Abbey, Longleat, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

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