17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and The British Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to London. When traveling from Johannesburg in September, plan for a bit cooler days in London, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Avebury Manor, and finally delve into the distant past at Stonehenge. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Chalice Well, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bath travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corinium Museum, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Avebury Manor, Stonehenge, Chalice Well
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 7th (Sat), browse the different shops at Gloucester Quays, then examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gloucester online route planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gloucester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Gloucester

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Quays ©
Gloucester Quays
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): wander the streets of York Shambles, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker. Here are some ideas for day two: catch the contagious excitement of York Racecourse, then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, and then see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the York online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to York takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gloucester in September, York is slightly colder at night with lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Casinos
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Jupiter Artlandfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Old Town and The Real Mary King's Close. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines in Errol--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Culloden Battlefield. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fort George and Clava Cairns. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie), Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Nairn, Glen Ord Distillery Visitor Centre & Whisky Shop, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Highland Folk Museum, Fort Augustus Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

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