15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip maker

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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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London

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Nigeria, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 28:

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, then see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath road trip planning app.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Cheltenham

— 2 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. On the 30th (Thu), stroll through Walks With Hawks, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautylicious. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): get outside with The Cotswold Range, then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then make a trip to Gallery Pangolin.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip website.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cheltenham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

York

— 2 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.
On the 1st (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, and then get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take a stroll through York Shambles.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read York travel planner.

Drive from Cheltenham to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cheltenham in December, plan for slightly colder nights in York, with lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions site.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 7:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.