16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday planner

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Drive
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Salisbury
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly to Manchester, Train to York
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York
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 1 night

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Salisbury

— 2 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 2nd (Sat), get in on the family fun at Paultons Park, take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then steep yourself in history at Mompesson House, and finally admire the striking features of Arundells. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Old Sarum, then brush up on your military savvy at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, and then delve into the mystery of Stonehenge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Salisbury trip planner.

London to Salisbury is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Salisbury are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Getting from Salisbury to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 6:

Isle of Skye

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Explore Isle of Skye's surroundings by going to Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Plockton (Plockton Harbour & Plockton Seal Trips). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Loch Coruisk, admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

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Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April in Inverness, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to York.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey, and then experience rural life at Nidderdale Llamas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

For photos and more tourist information, use the York holiday planning site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inverness to York in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Cambridge

— 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): gain insight at King's College Chapel, explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute, and finally learn about all things military at IWM Duxford.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cambridge online journey maker.

Traveling by car from York to Cambridge takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

London

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:

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.