17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Christchurch
Fly:  28​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  35​h
End: Christchurch

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our London vacation tool .

Christchurch, New Zealand to London is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -12 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Christchurch in July: high temperatures in London hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Bath

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 24th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, stop by Emma Rose Art Works, then admire the striking features of Assembly Rooms, and finally take an in-depth tour of American Museum. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then steep yourself in history at York Minster, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get in on the family fun at York Maze.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the York tour itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

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York Maze ©
York Maze
Breezy Knees Gardens ©
Breezy Knees Gardens
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct and then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Monument. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Arisaig Archery, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and then take a memorable drive along Silver Sands of Morar.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Arisaig trip tool .

Drive from Edinburgh to Arisaig in 4 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Morar Beach
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

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