15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

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York
— 2 nights
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Conwy
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 1 night
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Cambridge
— 3 nights
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Dundee
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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York

— 2 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The York Dungeon and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Get some cultural insight at Steep Hill and Royal Armouries Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Streetlife Museum of Transport (in Kingston-upon-Hull) and National Coal Mining Museum (in Overton).

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the York holiday builder site.

Manchester to York is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in York

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Conwy

— 2 nights
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, then make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, and finally take in panoramic vistas at South Stack Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Conwy trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from York to Conwy in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Oxford

— 1 night

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Christ Church Cathedral, see the interesting displays 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 get curious at History of Science Museum.

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Drive from Conwy to Oxford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Conwy in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 0°C in Oxford. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Cambridge

— 3 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Appreciate the collections at IWM Duxford and Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Oliver Cromwell's House and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Ely Cathedral (in Ely) and Norwich Cathedral (in Norwich). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Trinity College, admire the landmark architecture of Anglesey Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, and explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge visit planner.

You can drive from Oxford to Cambridge in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Dundee.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dundee

— 2 nights
Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the striking features of St Andrews Cathedral, explore the galleries of Discovery Point, and then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at The McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery & Museum, then contemplate the long history of Scotlandwell Wash House and Well, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Glenturret Distillery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dundee online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Cambridge to Dundee takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Dundee are 6°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Dundee

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Clava Cairns and Eilean Donan Castle for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Glenfiddich Distillery. Venture out of the city with trips to Queen's View Visitor Centre (in Pitlochry), Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). The adventure continues: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield and expand your understanding of the military at Fort George.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online holiday planner.

Getting from Dundee to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Inverness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 19th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.