5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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5 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: York
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York
— 1 night
train:  3​h 45​min
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Glasgow
— 1 night
train:  1​h
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
4
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: York

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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 21st (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Museum Gardens, then ponder the world of politics at Guildhall, and then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our York itinerary builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to York. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Glasgow.

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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
York Minster ©
York Minster

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow travel itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Glasgow by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. January in Glasgow sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Edinburgh.

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip builder.

Traveling by train from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or drive. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Jenners ©
Jenners

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take a stroll through The Quayside, contemplate the long history of Grainger Town, and then look for gifts at The Yesterday Society Vintage Boutique.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Newcastle upon Tyne can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

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Grainger Town ©
Grainger Town
The Quayside ©
The Quayside

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