18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
2
Blackpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Amesbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, then snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, then step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and finally make a trip to Trafalgar Square.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip itinerary planning website .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect London to be a bit warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Blackpool.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

3
nights
Blackpool

Blackpool ©
Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blackpool: The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Windermere (Orrest Head & Lake Windermere). And it doesn't end there: find something for the whole family at The Blackpool Tower, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Blackpool, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Blackpool Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Blackpool day trip planning website .

Take a train from London to Blackpool in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: highs in Blackpool hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Blackpool

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Blackpool Zoo ©
Blackpool Zoo
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction ©

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, see where the action happens at Principality Stadium, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, then steep yourself in history at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff visit planner .

You can drive from Blackpool to Cardiff in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amesbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Clifton Suspension Bridge
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge

2
nights
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. Avebury Stone Circle has been added to your itinerary. On the 26th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle and then contemplate the long history of Wilton House.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Amesbury driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Amesbury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Amesbury are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wilton House, Avebury Stone Circle
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Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Wilton House ©
Wilton House

5
nights
London

London ©
See even more of London: make a trip to Tower of London, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, hunt for treasures at Camden Market, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the London online route builder .

Getting from Amesbury to London by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Hyde Park ©
Hyde Park

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