16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Bala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Sherborne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 1 night
End: London

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take a stroll through Westminster, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London trip tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. March in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster ©
Westminster
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Arthur's Seat will get you outdoors. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Berwick upon Tweed (Lady Waterford Hall & Church of the Holy Trinity) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bala.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Berwick upon Tweed, Bamburgh Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

2
nights
Bala

Bala ©
Bala is a market town and community in Gwynedd, Wales. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Harlech Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Criccieth Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village. On the next day, take in the views from Llangollen Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Experience Wales, and then snap pictures at Barmouth Bridge.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bala online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Edinburgh to Bala in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sherborne.

Things to do in Bala

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Criccieth Castle, Portmeirion Village, Harlech Castle, Falconry Experience Wales, Llangollen Bridge
Highlights from your plan
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

2
nights
Sherborne

Sherborne ©
Sherborne is a market town and civil parish in north west Dorset, in South West England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sherborne Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve, and then kick back and relax at Monmouth Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sherborne road trip site .

Traveling by car from Bala to Sherborne takes 5 hours. March in Sherborne sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Sherborne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Haynes International Motor Museum, Seaton Wetlands Nature Reserve, Monmouth Beach, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sherborne Abbey ©
Sherborne Abbey

2
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. On the 14th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, then explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, and then admire the natural beauty at Mottisfont Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arundel Cathedral, then view the masterpieces at Petworth House and Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Portsmouth online attractions planner .

You can drive from Sherborne to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Arundel Cathedral, Petworth House and Park, The Great Hall, Mottisfont Abbey, Portchester Castle
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Mottisfont Abbey ©
Mottisfont Abbey

1
night
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, then admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms and then take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London sightseeing site .

You can drive from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Houses of Parliament ©
Houses of Parliament
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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