12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom planner

©
Make it your trip
Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Betws-y-Coed
— 1 night
Drive
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Fly
4
St Ives
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive to London Heathrow Airport, Fly to Washington

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Holyrood Park and Craigmillar Castle. There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, examine the collection at Surgeons' Hall Museums, expand your horizons at Classes, and contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Washington, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Edinburgh, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are much colder (63°F), and nights are a bit cooler (48°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 18:

Betws-y-Coed

— 1 night
On the 19th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Betws-y-Coed planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Betws-y-Coed in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 18 — 19:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then make a trip to Royal Liver Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Beatles Statue, take a leisurely stroll along Pier Head, and then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Betws-y-Coed to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to St Ives.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porthminster Beach and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: Pendennis Castle (in Falmouth), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach, admire the natural beauty at Trelissick, enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our St Ives holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Liverpool to St Ives takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in St Ives sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Oxford.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

Oxford

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then admire the landmark architecture of Bodleian Library, and finally admire the striking features of Magdalen College. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Christ Church Meadow and then steep yourself in history at Oxford Castle & Prison.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford online visit planner.

You can fly from St Ives to Oxford in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from St Ives in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oxford: temperatures range from 68°F by day to 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.

Snowdonia National Park travel guide

4.3
Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
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.