17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip maker
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London
— 4 nights
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Cambridge
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Aberdeen
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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London — 4 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: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the London travel itinerary planner.

Tucson, USA to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tucson to London, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tucson in June, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cambridge.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Cambridge — 3 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam, brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ely Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Trinity College. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, deepen your understanding at King's College Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cambridge journey maker.

Take a train from London to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Cambridge sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Wineries
Side Trips

Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Fort Augustus Abbey in Fort Augustus, about 54 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cambridge to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Inverness is slightly colder than Cambridge - with highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aberdeen.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks
Side Trips

Aberdeen — 2 nights

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aberdeen: Glamis Castle (in Glamis), Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead) and Stonehaven (Dunnottar Castle & Aunty Bettys). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, stop by Footdee (Fittie), walk around David Welch Winter Gardens, and see majestic marine mammals with Aberdeen Harbour Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Inverness to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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 Georgian House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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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