8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Johannesburg

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London

— 4 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.
The British Museum and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Natural History Museum and National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London itinerary maker website.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to London due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

York

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): go for a walk through York City Walls and then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our York route tool.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and then admire the landmark architecture of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites

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.