15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 1 day
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Liverpool
— 1 day
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Manchester
— 1 night
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Manchester
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 1 day

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bowness-on-Windermere trip planner.

Manchester to Bowness-on-Windermere is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, then stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip site.

You can drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 1 night

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then explore the activities along The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips and then explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip site.

Drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, explore the activities along Loch Ness, and then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness visit planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip tool.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 10th (Sun), you're off to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 1 day

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Tate Liverpool, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Liverpool day trip app.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Chad`s, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manchester road trip planning site.

Getting from Liverpool to Manchester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Birmingham side-trips: Shakespeare's Birthplace (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of Selly Manor, see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, and take in nature's colorful creations at Winterbourne House and Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birmingham travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Birmingham are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip planner.

You can drive from Birmingham to Manchester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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