50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip builder

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London
— 5 nights
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Cambridge
— 5 nights
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Ipswich
— 1 night
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Colchester
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 3 nights
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Peterborough
— 1 night
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Leicester
— 4 nights
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Nottingham
— 4 nights
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Sheffield
— 3 nights
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Leeds
— 4 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Kingston-upon-Hull
— 2 nights
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Middlesbrough
— 1 night
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Durham
— 1 night
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
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London

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see Bournemouth Beach in Bournemouth, approximately Bournemouth away. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and stroll around Regent's Park.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London travel route planner.

Neuquen, Argentina to London is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Neuquen to London due to the time zone difference. In February, London is much colder than Neuquen - with highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Cambridge

— 5 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anglesey Abbey and Snozone. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: Bletchley Park (in Bletchley), Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Abbey Gardens (in Bury St. Edmunds). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, steep yourself in history at Jesus College, take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, and brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from London to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 21st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ipswich.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ipswich

— 1 night
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60mi north east of London. To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ipswich online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Ipswich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Colchester.

Things to do in Ipswich

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Colchester

— 2 nights
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Colchester Castle Museum, then stroll around Castle Park, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Colchester Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Colchester online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Ipswich to Colchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Colchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Colchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Norwich

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Step off the beaten path and head to Horsey Beach and Oxburgh Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: Walsingham Abbey (in Walsingham), Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Southwold Pier (in Southwold). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, don't miss a visit to Elm Hill, step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwich Cathedral.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Norwich journey planner.

You can drive from Colchester to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. February in Norwich sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Peterborough.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Peterborough

— 1 night
Peterborough is a cathedral city in Cambridgeshire, England, with a population of 183,631 in 2011. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the striking features of Peterborough Cathedral, examine the collection at Peterborough Museum, then let the kids burn off some steam at Ferry Meadows Country Park, and finally contemplate the long history of The Prebendal Manor.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Peterborough road trip site.

You can drive from Norwich to Peterborough in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Leicester.

Things to do in Peterborough

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Leicester

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Hook Norton Brewery and Bradgate Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Leicester: Birmingham (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery & Birmingham Back to Backs), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Leicester holiday maker site.

Drive from Peterborough to Leicester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Leicester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Nottingham.

Things to do in Leicester

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Nottingham

— 4 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wollaton Hall and Park and Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Explore Nottingham's surroundings by going to Dovedale (in Ashbourne), Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral & Steep Hill) and Hopton Hall Holiday Cottages & Gardens (in Derby). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Cannock Chase AONB, explore the fascinating underground world of City of Caves, and pause for some photo ops at National Memorial Arboretum.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nottingham online tour planner.

You can drive from Leicester to Nottingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sheffield.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 3 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Little Moreton Hall and The Botanical Gardens. Venture out of the city with trips to The Manchester Museum (in Manchester), Buxton (Pavilion Gardens & Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park) and White Nancy (in Bollington). There's still lots to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Tropical Butterfly House Wildlife And Falconry Centre, admire the natural beauty at Sheffield Winter Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sheffield attractions planning app.

Getting from Nottingham to Sheffield by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sheffield are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Leeds.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Leeds

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Orrest Head and Roundhay Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Antony Gormley's Another Place (in Crosby), Liverpool (Liverpool Cathedral & Museum of Liverpool) and Ingleton Waterfalls Trail (in Ingleton). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, relax in the rural setting at Cannon Hall Farm, take in the dramatic natural features at National Trust Brimham Rocks, and stroll through Snozone.

To see traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Leeds trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Sheffield to Leeds in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

York

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Explore hidden gems such as York Bird of Prey Centre and Fountains Abbey. Step out of York to go to Ripon and see Ripon Cathedral, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine the Great, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the York travel route planning website.

Getting from Leeds to York by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. March in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kingston-upon-Hull.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Kingston-upon-Hull

— 2 nights
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
On the 19th (Fri), examine the collection at Streetlife Museum of Transport, then let the kids burn off some steam at Monkey Bizness Hull, and then walk around Sewerby Hall and Gardens. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, snap pictures at The Humber Bridge, then get a new perspective on nature at Dinostar - Hull's Dinosaur Experience, and finally walk around East Park.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kingston-upon-Hull trip builder site.

You can drive from York to Kingston-upon-Hull in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Kingston-upon-Hull, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Middlesbrough.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Middlesbrough

— 1 night
Middlesbrough is a large industrial town on the south bank of the River Tees in North Yorkshire, north-east England, founded in 1830. On the 21st (Sun), see the interesting displays at World of James Herriot, then delve into the lush surroundings at Guisborough Forest, and then make a trip to Roseberry Topping.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Middlesbrough trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Kingston-upon-Hull to Middlesbrough by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Middlesbrough

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Durham

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at The Durham Light Infantry Memorial, steep yourself in history at Durham Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Neptune Statue, and finally don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Durham online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Middlesbrough to Durham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Newcastle upon Tyne

— 4 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Victoria Tunnel and Roker & Seaburn Beaches. Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). There's much more to do: stop by The Quayside, explore the activities along Derwentwater, take in the views from Gateshead Millennium Bridge, and get curious at The Discovery Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne route planning site.

Newcastle upon Tyne is very close to Durham. In March, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Five Sisters Zoo (in West Calder), Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and The Dundee Law (in Dundee). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, stroll around Holyrood Park, and explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.