20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Manchester
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Blackpool
— 4 nights
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Nottingham
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 2 nights

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Manchester

Manchester ©

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.
York Shambles and Manchester Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at York Minster and York City Walls. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Padeswood & Buckley Golf Club (in Padeswood), Nercwys Forest (in Nercwys) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Manchester online trip itinerary builder.

Cambridge to Manchester is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cambridge in July; daily highs in Manchester reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Side Trips

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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

1
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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas, and finally view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the exciting artwork at Dovecot Studios, then browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Portobello Beach.

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Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): visit Merchant City, don't miss a visit to Buchanan Street, contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hunterian Art Gallery. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at National Wallace Monument, step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, then admire the striking features of House for an Art Lover, then view the masterpieces at Art Village, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Barras Weekend Market.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glasgow journey builder.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Glasgow sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Blackpool.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
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Strathblane Falconry

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Blackpool

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
Head to The Fitzwilliam Gallery and Gallery and Studiosfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Madame Tussauds Blackpool capture your imagination. Explore Blackpool's surroundings by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Windermere), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House). The adventure continues: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Blackpool online tour planner.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Blackpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or fly. August in Blackpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Blackpool

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall

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Nottingham

Nottingham ©

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Do your shopping at Chatsworth House and Cotswold Lavender. Popular historic sites such as Warwick Castle and Wollaton Hall and Park are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to The Knights of Middle England (in Warwick), Charnwood Forest Alpacas (in Boundary) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Arden Fishery, S&D Falconry, &more). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, look for all kinds of wild species at Tameside Nature Reserve, tee off at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course, and explore the fascinating underground world of Druids Caves.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip maker tool.

Take a bus from Blackpool to Nottingham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Christ's College, explore the activities along The River Cam, do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then contemplate the long history of Queens' College, and finally deepen your understanding at King's College Chapel.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cambridge trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Nottingham to Cambridge by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Cambridge sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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