16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chicago
Fly + Train:  12 h
1
London
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Bristol
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Hounslow
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Leeds
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
6
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
7
York
— 2 nights
+2
Train + Subway + Fly:  12 h 15 min
End: Chicago

5
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Head to Camden Market and Harrodsfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore The British Museum and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, browse the exhibits of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, and see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing planner.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chicago in May: high temperatures in London hover around 62°F and lows are around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Bristol.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

1
night
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bristol Cathedral, get your game on at Locked In A Room, then look for gifts at Stroud Farmers' Market, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bristol journey planner.

Getting from London to Bristol by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

The Roman Baths, Stroud Farmers' Market, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Art Couture Painswick Gallery ©
Art Couture Painswick Gallery

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take in the exciting artwork at Y Galeri, then take in the exciting artwork at Workers Gallery & Workshops, and finally stop by Zoar's Ark. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): cool off at The LC, stop by Gower Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Three Cliffs Bay, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Bristol to Swansea by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hounslow.

Things to do in Swansea

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Y Galeri, Zoar's Ark, St Fagans National Museum of History, Workers Gallery & Workshops
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St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History
Workers Gallery & Workshops ©
Workers Gallery & Workshops
Y Galeri ©
Y Galeri

1
night
Hounslow

Hounslow ©
Featuring numerous parks and quaint pubs, Hounslow offers an effective escape from the crowded central boroughs of England's capital.
On the 1st (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Hampton Court Palace and then examine the collection at Brooklands Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hounslow trip builder site.

You can drive from Swansea to Hounslow in 3.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leeds.

Things to do in Hounslow

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brooklands Museum, Hampton Court Palace
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Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
Brooklands Museum ©
Brooklands Museum

2
nights
Leeds

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): shop like a local with Yorkshire Sculpture Park, then see the interesting displays at National Coal Mining Museum, and then look for gifts at Scent Salim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries Museum, and then view the masterpieces at The Hepworth Wakefield.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Hounslow to Leeds in 4 hours. When traveling from Hounslow in June, plan for little chillier days in Leeds, with highs around 62°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Leeds

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Wakefield
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Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum
National Coal Mining Museum ©
National Coal Mining Museum
Yorkshire Sculpture Park ©
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): make a trip to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then view the masterpieces at The Red Door Gallery, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Leeds to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
York

York ©
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 6th (Thu), explore the ancient world of York City Walls, shop like a local with York Shambles, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, admire the striking features of York Minster, and then examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our York online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Jorvik Viking Centre
Jorvik Viking Centre

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