56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

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56 days in London & Greater London Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
London
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Romford
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Croydon
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Hounslow
— 17 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Cairo

1
night
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.
You've now added The British Museum to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then admire the masterpieces at The British Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, and then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London journey tool .

Cairo, Egypt to London is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Romford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

18
nights
Romford

Romford ©
Romford is a large town in East London, England, and the administrative centre of the London Borough of Havering. Venture out of the city with trips to Rochester (Rochester Cathedral & Rochester Castle), Marsh Farm Animal Adventure Park (in Woodham Ferrers) and Chatham (Dickens World & The Historic Dockyard Chatham). Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at William Morris Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Hospital Chapel of St Mary & St Thomas, and have some family-friendly fun at Stubbers Adventure Centre.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Romford trip site .

Getting from London to Romford by car takes about an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Croydon.

Things to do in Romford

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Ilford, Upminster, Dagenham, Bexleyheath, Barking
Highlights from your plan
Rochester Cathedral ©
Rochester Cathedral
Room Escape Games
Bexley Brewery ©
Bexley Brewery

18
nights
Croydon

Croydon ©
Croydon is a large town in south London, England, 9.5mi south of Charing Cross. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill), Tilgate Park (in Crawley) and Sheffield Park and Garden (in Uckfield). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, explore the galleries of Elizabeth James Gallery, have some family-friendly fun at Flip Out London Pinball Club, and snap pictures at Five Arches.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Croydon trip planner.

Drive from Romford to Croydon in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Croydon can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hounslow.

Things to do in Croydon

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Beckenham, Chislehurst, Bromley, Biggin Hill, Morden
Highlights from your plan
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar ©
Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre ©
Croydon Airport Visitor Centre
Tulleys Farm ©
Tulleys Farm

17
nights
Hounslow

Hounslow ©
Explore Hounslow's surroundings by going to St Eadburgha’s Church (in Chipping Campden), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hounslow itinerary maker website .

Drive from Croydon to Hounslow in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hounslow

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Burford, Cirencester, Uxbridge, Moreton-in-Marsh, Richmond-upon-Thames
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Cotswold Clay Club ©
Cotswold Clay Club

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