19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 2 nights
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Belfast
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Bamburgh
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Nottingham
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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London — 2 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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Wallace Collection and Royal Academy of Arts. Cutty Sark and The Monument to the Great Fire of London will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of London.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London vacation maker website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Riyadh to London. Traveling from Riyadh in October, expect London to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to St Ives.
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St Ives — 2 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. On the 14th (Fri), kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and then kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthmeor Beach, and then kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives trip planner.

Getting from London to St Ives by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Manchester.
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

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.
On the 16th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then examine the collection at The Manchester Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from St Ives to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Belfast.
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Belfast — 2 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and then have fun and explore at W5. Keep things going the next day: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Orange Heritage - Schomberg House, and finally steep yourself in history at Parliament Buildings.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Belfast trip planner.

Fly from Manchester to Belfast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Chocolatarium and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of Dean Village, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh planning app.

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Belfast in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bamburgh.
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Bamburgh — 2 nights

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. On the 22nd (Sat), get outside with Outdoor Activities, then kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Lindisfarne Priory.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bamburgh tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Bamburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bamburgh, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to York.
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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 Castle Museum and Whitby Abbey. Get a sense of the local culture at York's Chocolate Story and Treasurer's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: 199 Steps (in Whitby) and Filey Beach (in Filey). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The York Dungeon, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our York road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bamburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nottingham.
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Nottingham — 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church, then take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, then delve into the lush surroundings at Forest Recreation Ground, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Wollaton Hall and Park.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nottingham online route planner.

You can drive from York to Nottingham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford attractions planner.

You can drive from Nottingham to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Oxford are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. On the 29th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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