18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bath
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of British Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the London tour itinerary builder tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. In December, London is colder than Johannesburg - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Ramsgate.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

4
nights
Ramsgate, Isle of Thanet

Ramsgate ©
Ramsgate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in east Kent, England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dover Castle and St Mary the Virgin. Canterbury Cathedral and Church of St Peter-in-Thanet will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at West Bay Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Minster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at Shrine of St Augustine, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kingsgate Bay.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ramsgate trip builder app .

Getting from London to Ramsgate by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Ramsgate

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kingsgate Bay, Canterbury Cathedral, Church of St Peter-in-Thanet, St Nicholas-at-Wade Church, West Bay Beach
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
St Nicholas-at-Wade Church ©
St Nicholas-at-Wade Church

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Discover out-of-the-way places like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Winchester Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and St.-Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu). It doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth attractions tool .

You can drive from Ramsgate to Portsmouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

3
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 27th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge and then see the interesting displays at Haynes International Motor Museum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Haynes International Motor Museum, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum

3
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and Rosslyn Chapel. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour itinerary app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bath to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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