27 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Bicester
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Cardiff
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
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York
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Manchester
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London — 5 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London.

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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 difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. February in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough 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. You'll explore and learn at Tudor World and The MAD Museum. Do your shopping at The Cotswold Cheese and Bicester Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Hatton Country World (in Hatton) and Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum, Birdland, &more).

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bicester online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bicester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 8th (Wed), stop by My Small World Toy Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip builder.

Drive from Bicester to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for Cardiff on the 11th (Sat).
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Cardiff — 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Big Pit National Coal Museum and The University Church, Nazareth House. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at National Museum Cardiff and Welsh Love Spoon Gallery. Take a break from Cardiff with a short trip to Rhossili Bay in Rhossili, about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Oriel Canfas Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Walker Art Gallery and Chester Cathedral. You'll get in some beach time at West Kirby Beach and Crosby Beach. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, look for gifts at Made-Here Shop, browse the exhibits of World Museum, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Liverpool takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Bamburgh (Bamburgh Beach & St Aiden Beach). The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planning website.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train 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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take a stroll through York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York online trip itinerary builder.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in York are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You'll set off for Manchester on the 24th (Fri).
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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Saul Hay Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Whitworth Art Gallery, then examine the collection at Imperial War Museum North, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip planner.

You can drive from York to Manchester in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can 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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