28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Guatemala City
Fly:  20​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Brighton
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Birmingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Liverpool
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Manchester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Grantham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cambridge
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
9
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Guatemala City

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Scoop. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. Do your shopping at Harrods and Bates Hats. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hampstead Heath, and contemplate the waterfront views at Thames River.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London itinerary planner.

Guatemala City, Guatemala to London is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Guatemala City to London is 6 hours. When traveling from Guatemala City in December, plan for much colder days in London, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral, then look for gifts at Brighton Marina, and finally contemplate the long history of Royal Pavilion.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Brighton vacation planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Oxford.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Beachy Head, Chichester Cathedral
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Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Winchester Cathedral and Winchester Castle - The Great Hall. Head to Burford School and Blackwell's Bookshopfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Blenheim Palace, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, step into the grandiose world of Christ Church, and examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Oxford tour planner.

Getting from Brighton to Oxford by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brighton in December: high temperatures in Oxford hover around 8°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Burford, Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

2
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at The River Avon Trail, then stop by Waterside Food and Craft Market, and then browse for treasures at Stalls Lifestyle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Birmingham custom trip planner.

Getting from Oxford to Birmingham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Birmingham are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Shopping Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwick Castle
Highlights from your plan
Waterside Food and Craft Market ©
Waterside Food and Craft Market
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
The River Avon Trail ©
The River Avon Trail

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Albert Dock and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Lido Beach and Pensarn Beach. Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Chester (Walls of Chester & Chester Cathedral). It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and examine the collection at The Beatles Story.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Chester, Pensarn Beach, Lido Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

4
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Windermere and The Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Get a sense of the local culture at Manchester Art Gallery and Manchester Cathedral. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and The World of Beatrix Potter (in Bowness-on-Windermere). There's still lots to do: stop by Vertical Chill Ice Wall, get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manchester trip planner.

You can take a train from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Manchester are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grantham.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Lake Windermere, Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Imperial War Museum North
Highlights from your plan
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Manchester Art Gallery ©
Manchester Art Gallery

2
nights
Grantham

Grantham ©
Grantham is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Lincoln Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle, then get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, and finally hunt for treasures at Lincoln Christmas Market. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Clumber Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Grantham holiday planner.

Drive from Manchester to Grantham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Grantham

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lincoln, Clumber Park
Highlights from your plan
Clumber Park ©
Clumber Park
Lincoln Castle ©
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral

4
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get some historical perspective at Ickworth House and King's College Chapel. Get outdoors at Wells Next The Sea Beach and The River Cam. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Norwich Cathedral (in Norwich) and Colchester Arts Centre (in Colchester). There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, admire the striking features of Anglesey Abbey, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and contemplate the long history of St. John's College.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cambridge vacation builder.

Getting from Grantham to Cambridge by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Norwich Cathedral, Ickworth, Colchester Arts Centre, Wells Next The Sea Beach, Anglesey Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The River Cam ©
The River Cam
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

2
nights
London

London ©
You've now added Menier Chocolate Factory to your itinerary. On the 26th (Tue), explore the world behind art at National Gallery, catch a live performance at Menier Chocolate Factory, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, stop by Moroccan Original Carpet, and then take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

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