12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour planner
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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive
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Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Southend-on-Sea
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Train to Manchester, Fly to Seattle

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Cardiff — 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and finally don't miss a visit to Saltmarshe Art Publishers.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cardiff trip itinerary planner.

Seattle, USA to Cardiff is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Seattle to Cardiff. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cirencester.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Cirencester — 2 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range. On your second day here, meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and then make a trip to The Model Village.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cirencester day trip planning site.

You can drive from Cardiff to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Southend-on-Sea.
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Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Side Trips

Southend-on-Sea — 4 nights

Southend-on-Sea, commonly referred to as simply Southend, is a town and wider unitary authority area with borough status in southeastern Essex, England. Get out of town with these interesting Southend-on-Sea side-trips: IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Dover Castle (in Dover) and Cambridge (Cambridgeshire Wine School & Fitzwilliam Museum). There's much more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, and relax in the rural setting at Tulleys Farm.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Southend-on-Sea trip app.

Drive from Cirencester to Southend-on-Sea in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks
Side Trips

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Mill Garden.

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Traveling by car from Southend-on-Sea to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Llandudno.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Llandudno — 2 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, then take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden and then get to know the resident critters at Welsh Mountain Zoo.

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Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Llandudno by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 59°F in October, and nighttime lows around 49°F. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

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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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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