8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 day
Drive
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Swansea
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 1 night
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4
London
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Train
6
Barnsley
— 1 night
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Liverpool

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tate Liverpool, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool online trip itinerary maker.

Manchester to Liverpool is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Liverpool

Tours · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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1
night
Swansea

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 2nd (Sun), take in the exciting artwork at Gower Gallery, then explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula, and then scramble along the landscape with RipNRock.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Swansea trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Swansea takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Swansea can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Swansea

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Nature
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St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and then step into the grandiose world of St. Michael's Mount.

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Getting from Swansea to St Ives by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in St Ives, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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nights
London

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

Getting from St Ives to London by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from St Ives in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh driving holiday app.

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barnsley.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 7:

1
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Barnsley

Barnsley is a large town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield. On the 8th (Sat), browse for treasures at Cawthorne Antiques & Collectors Centre, stop by Cawthorne Post Office Traditional Sweet Shop, take an in-depth tour of Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum, then have fun at Phoenix Range Indoor Shooting Centre, and finally walk around Dearne Valley Park.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Barnsley trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Barnsley in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Barnsley can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Barnsley

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Fun & Games
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Cornwall travel guide

3.8
Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.