16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Fakenham
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Warminster
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Brighton and Hove
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edinburgh Gin Distillery and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Scott Monument, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, get great views at Calton Hill, and admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Edinburgh is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Edinburgh. Traveling from Buenos Aires in December, things will get much colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 9°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stockeld Park and Museum Gardens. Change things up with a short trip to Helmsley Brewing Co in Helmsley (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the York route planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Fakenham.

Things to do in York

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fakenham

— 1 night
Fakenham is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): make a trip to Thursford.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fakenham tour planning tool.

Drive from York to Fakenham in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oxford.
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Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Explore hidden gems such as Waddesdon Manor and Pitt Rivers Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Winchester (The Great Hall & Winchester Cathedral) and Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Christ Church Cathedral, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oxford vacation planner.

You can drive from Fakenham to Oxford in 3.5 hours. In January in Oxford, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Warminster.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Warminster

— 2 nights
Warminster is a town and civil parish in western Wiltshire, England, by-passed by the A36 (between Salisbury and Bath) and the partly concurrent A350 between Westbury and Blandford Forum. On the 6th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Salisbury Market Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Stourhead House and Garden.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Warminster travel site.

Getting from Oxford to Warminster by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Warminster are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Warminster

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 3 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, look for gifts at Gustamps, and then wander the streets of The Lanes. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of North Laine and then experience rural life at Tulleys Farm.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Warminster to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.