20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
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Bicester
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Natural History Museum and Wallace Collection. For shopping fun, head to The Courtauld Gallery or Regent Street. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take a stroll through Oxford Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Paris, France to London is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bicester.
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Bicester — 2 nights

Bicester is a town and civil parish in the Cherwell district of northeastern Oxfordshire in England.This historic market centre is one of the fastest growing towns in Oxfordshire. On the 5th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum at Tring, examine the collection at Milton Keynes Museum, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Thai Mint Massage. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Bicester Heritage, then delve into the lush surroundings at Island Pond Wood, and then browse the different shops at Bicester Village.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bicester trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from London to Bicester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, take in the exciting artwork at 44AD artspace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a stroll through Milsom Street.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bath visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bicester to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and Holy Trinity Church. Appreciate the collections at York Castle Museum and The York Army Museum. Step out of York with an excursion to Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle in Tadcaster--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the engaging exhibits at DIG, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, don't miss a visit to The Rose Window, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Wilfrid's Catholic Church.

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Drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

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 next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery Manchester, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, then look for gifts at Manchester Craft and Design Centre, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from York to Manchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In January in Manchester, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Lady Lever Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Sudley House, then contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, and finally walk around Sefton Park. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, steep yourself in history at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, then examine the collection at Quirky Quarter, and finally take an in-depth tour of International Slavery Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip builder.

Drive from Manchester to Liverpool in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Liverpool are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Chocolatarium and Dean Village. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Surgeons' Hall Museums. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at National War Museum of Scotland, see the interesting displays at Museum On The Mound, and browse for treasures at The Royal Mile Gallery.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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