17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Edinburgh at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

York

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sheffield (Holly Hagg Community farm & Spas & Wellness) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, admire the striking features of York Minster, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read York online journey planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in York

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 3 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury), Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton).

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gloucester trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from York to Gloucester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gloucester when traveling from York in December, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, then explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bath holiday planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

London

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and explore the world behind art at Saatchi Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.