18 days in United Kingdom & Europe Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom & Europe Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom & Europe Itinerary

Start: Bristol, United Kingdom
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
5
Brussels, Belgium
— 1 night
train:  2​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Bristol, United Kingdom


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3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Surgeons' Hall Museums and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Melrose Abbey and Dean Village. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Abbotsford House (in Melrose), Doune Castle (in Doune) and Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner .

Bristol to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Stirling, Melrose, Traquair House & Brewery
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Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Abbotsford House ©
Abbotsford House

4
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Appreciate the collections at The Beatles Story and British Music Experience. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Plas Mawr and International Slavery Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, learn about all things military at Western Approaches Museum, contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, and admire the striking features of St. George's Hall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool route builder .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Liverpool when traveling from Edinburgh in November, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

National Trust - Chirk Castle, Plas Mawr, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle

2
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

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 4th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then view the masterpieces at 44AD artspace, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, stop by Fudge Kitchen, then view the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and finally hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner .

Drive from Liverpool to Bath in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Wallace Collection and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take an in-depth tour of British Library, and see the interesting displays at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Wallace Collection ©
Wallace Collection
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Atomium.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels visit planner.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Brussels. When traveling from London in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

3
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder and Zaanse Schans. Anne Frank House and De Duif will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Hague (Louwman Museum The Hague, Panorama Mesdag, & more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Jordaan, admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Prostitution - Red Light Secrets.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, Zaanse Schans
Highlights from your plan
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum

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