17 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

17 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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17 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
St Austell
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Woolacombe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bath
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Cambridge
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
End: London

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Windsor Castle and Speed Boats Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, explore the world behind art at British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London online itinerary creator.

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, Luton and Southend Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Speed Boats Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Weymouth Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Weymouth holiday planner.

You can drive from London to Weymouth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from London in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Weymouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Crantock Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, then admire the natural beauty at Eden Project, and then have fun at Cornwall Football Golf.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our St Austell trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Weymouth to St Austell by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in St Austell sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Woolacombe.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Eden Project, Watergate Bay, Crantock Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cornwall Football Golf ©
Cornwall Football Golf
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Crantock Beach ©
Crantock Beach

1
night
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach, get outside with Croyde Bay, and then kick back and relax at Barricane Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, read Woolacombe itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Woolacombe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Croyde Bay
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Croyde Bay ©
Croyde Bay

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 25th (Thu), admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Victoria Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary planner.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Bath in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Bath sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Royal Victoria Park ©
Royal Victoria Park
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Holyrood Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

You can fly from Bath to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 28th (Sun), you're off toAlnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Holyrood Park ©
Holyrood Park
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alnwick Castle and Durham Cathedral. Take a break from Alnwick with a short trip to Lindisfarne Castle in Holy Island, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and step off the mainland to explore Farne Islands.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Alnwick itinerary maker.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Durham Cathedral, Lindisfarne Castle, Farne Islands, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, deepen your understanding at St. John's College, steep yourself in history at Trinity College, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, and finally explore the activities along The River Cam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve, then meet the residents at Shepreth Wildlife Park, and then do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School - Day Classes.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cambridge itinerary maker.

You can drive from Alnwick to Cambridge in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. While traveling from Alnwick, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cambridge, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the train ride back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Shepreth Wildlife Park, Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel
The River Cam ©
The River Cam

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