33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
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Bicester
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Cardiff
— 3 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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London — 6 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.
Westminster Abbey and Tower of London will appeal to history buffs. Bring the kids along to The British Museum and Natural History Museum. When in London, make a side trip to see ART @ MG - Mardleybury Gallery in Datchworth, approximately Datchworth away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London holiday 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. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. In February in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Trinity College, then contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Gresham House Wellness. On your second day here, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, and then admire the landmark architecture of Anglesey Abbey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cambridge road trip planning app.

Getting from London to Cambridge by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. February in Cambridge sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): browse the different shops at Bicester Village and then relax and rejuvenate at Thai Mint Massage. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Tudor World, then admire the masterpieces at The MAD Museum, and then wander the streets of Hatton Country World.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bicester tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cambridge to Bicester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 27th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Oxford Castle & Prison, then see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally look for gifts at Coco Noir. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Christ Church Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oxford day trip planner.

Oxford is very close to Bicester. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to take a train 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts. Popular historic sites such as Bath Abbey and Wells Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Cardiff.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Big Pit National Coal Museum and Cardiff Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Aberavon Beach and Rest Bay Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Y Cwtch Blasus in Cwmafan (about 42 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff day trip tool.

Drive from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Cardiff are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough 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 7th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally visit Lymm Heritage Centre.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Manchester takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March in Manchester, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 2 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Eyam Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at The Perfect Balance Health & Lifestyle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community Farm, then explore the fascinating underground world of Speedwell Cavern, then surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, and finally hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill.

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Drive from Manchester to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Family-friendly places like Durham Heritage Coast and York Shambles will thrill your kids. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Of Protest Gallery and Rue B. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Durham (Durham Castle & Durham Cathedral). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can 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.
Visiting St Aiden Beach and Arthur's Seat will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are in your itinerary. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Embleton Bay in Embleton, about 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planning app.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For shopping fun, head to Buchanan Street or The Glasgow School of Art. Escape the urban bustle at Cashel Forest and Conic Hill. Step out of Glasgow to go to Stirling and see Stirling Castle, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, admire the landmark architecture of The Tenement House, contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly 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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