12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner
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London
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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London — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Houses of Parliament. The adventure continues: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and stroll around St. James's Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London tour planner.

If you are flying in from Ireland, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oxford City Walk as well as University of Oxford. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): deepen your understanding at University of Oxford, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain a rich perspective with Oxford City Walk, then deepen your understanding at Christ Church Cathedral, and then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford day trip planning website.

Drive from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oxford can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Cambridge.
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Tours · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Cambridge — 2 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, and then learn about all things military at IWM Duxford. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then explore the activities along The River Cam, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

Make your Cambridge itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Oxford to Cambridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oxford in July since evenings lows in Cambridge dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, then steep yourself in history at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and then experience rural life at Stratford Butterfly Farm.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary site.

Getting from Cambridge to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Cadbury World. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs and then take in nature's colorful creations at National Memorial Arboretum.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Birmingham day trip website.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for home.
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Side Trip

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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