8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Bristol
— Few hours
train:  15​min
2
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
train:  1​h
5
Birmingham
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Liverpool
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
7
Leeds
— 1 night
train:  30​min
8
York
— 1 night
+2
train + subway + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Beirut

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Bristol

Bristol
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The New Room/John Wesley's Chapel.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bristol itinerary planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Bristol is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Beirut to Bristol, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites Museums

1
night
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 16th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Bath Street.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Bath travel route builder tool .

Bath is very close to Bristol. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Castle Combe Village
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Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Caerphilly Castle, explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, see the interesting displays at National Roman Legion Museum, steep yourself in history at Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, then shop like a local with National Museum Cardiff, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Llandaff Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cardiff trip tool .

You can take a train from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. September in Cardiff sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Newport, Caerphilly Castle
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Caerphilly Castle ©
Caerphilly Castle
Castell Coch ©
Castell Coch
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths ©
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 18th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Coughton Court, steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, then explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and finally admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle, Coughton Court
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Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
The MAD Museum ©
The MAD Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Walsall Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Coffin Works, contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, then explore the world behind art at Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Winterbourne House and Garden.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner .

You can take a train from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Birmingham are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Birmingham

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Walsall Arboretum
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Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Coffin Works ©
Coffin Works
Barber Institute of Fine Arts ©
Barber Institute of Fine Arts

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Speke Hall, identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, then contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by car from Birmingham to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Leeds.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village, Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club
Port Sunlight Museum & Garden Village ©
Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall

1
night
Leeds

Leeds ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Tropical World, then examine the collection at Bradford Industrial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Science and Media Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Shibden Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Leeds trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Liverpool to Leeds by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Bradford, Shibden Hall
Highlights from your plan
National Science and Media Museum ©
National Science and Media Museum
Bradford Industrial Museum ©
Bradford Industrial Museum
Shibden Hall ©
Shibden Hall

1
night
York

York ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House and then look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, read York holiday tool .

York is just a short distance from Leeds. September in York sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

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