12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 1 night
Drive
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Ingleton
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to London. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

York — 1 night

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 23rd (Sun), take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our York trip builder site.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ingleton.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Ingleton — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Ingleton side-trips: Backbarrow (Cliffhanger Rooms & Lakeland Motor Museum), Black Knights Parachute Centre (in Lancaster) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal).

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ingleton trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from York to Ingleton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Ingleton, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips

Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ingleton to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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Yorkshire Dales National Park travel guide

4.2
Waterfalls · Hiking Trails · Caves