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:  16​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Roslin to see Rosslyn Chapel about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Edinburgh is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In December, Edinburgh is cooler than Johannesburg - with highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C. On the 21st (Fri), you're off toYork.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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 20th (Thu): explore the ancient world of York City Walls and then examine the collection at National Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): examine the collection at Preston Park Museum & Grounds and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster.

To find reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our York holiday site .

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in York are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Preston Park Museum & Grounds, Beverley Minster
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Preston Park Museum & Grounds ©
Preston Park Museum & Grounds
Beverley Minster
Beverley Minster
Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 23rd (Sun), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of Erddig. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum and then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip itinerary planner .

Getting from York to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Chester Cathedral, Room Escape Games, Erddig
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

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 25th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, then explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, examine the collection at Haynes International Motor Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Chalice Well.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Bath in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Chalice Well, Castle Combe Village, Haynes International Motor Museum
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and British Museum. St. Paul's Cathedral and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Cambridge (Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial & Fitzwilliam Museum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

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Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Cambridge, IWM Duxford
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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