18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + train:  14​h 30​min
1
Leeds
— 1 day
train:  30​min
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kingston-upon-Hull
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Doncaster
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + train:  3​h 15​min
5
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Ingleton
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
9
Killin
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Trossachs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
11
Derry
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Leeds

Leeds
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 2nd (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd and then have some family-friendly fun at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Leeds vacation planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Leeds is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Leeds is 8 hours. In July, Leeds is slightly colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 67°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Fun & Games Outdoors Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Spirit of Harrogate Ltd
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2
nights
York

York ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, then contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum and then get in on the family fun at York Maze.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our York itinerary builder site .

York is very close to Leeds. In July in York, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Kingston-upon-Hull.

Things to do in York

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

1
night
Kingston-upon-Hull

Kingston-upon-Hull ©
Enjoy a trip to Kingston-upon-Hull, a university town with a rich industrial past.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Deep, see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kingston-upon-Hull holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from York to Kingston-upon-Hull takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Doncaster.

Things to do in Kingston-upon-Hull

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Beverley Minster
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Streetlife Museum of Transport ©
Streetlife Museum of Transport
The Deep
The Deep
Beverley Minster
Beverley Minster

2
nights
Doncaster

Doncaster ©
Doncaster, is a large market town in South Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Ashworth Barracks and then get to know the resident critters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Vulcan Experience, have some family-friendly fun at Bawtry Paintball & Laser Fields, then look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg, and finally don't miss a visit to Wentworth Village.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Doncaster travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Kingston-upon-Hull to Doncaster in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Doncaster are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Dover.

Things to do in Doncaster

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Wentworth Village, Holly Hagg
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Ashworth Barracks ©
Ashworth Barracks
Yorkshire Wildlife Park ©
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
The Vulcan Experience ©
The Vulcan Experience

1
night
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at The White Cliffs of Dover, then contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, and then explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dover trip planner .

You can take a train from Doncaster to Dover in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Doncaster in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Dover, with lows around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Dover

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Roman Painted House ©
Roman Painted House

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nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway). And it doesn't end there: try for a hole-in-one at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, make a trip to The Moreton Gallery, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon tour builder tool .

You can drive from Dover to Stratford-upon-Avon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Ingleton.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Chipping Campden, Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Lavender, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

1
night
Ingleton

Ingleton ©
Ingleton is a village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): hike along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, explore the fascinating underground world of White Scar Cave, and then hike along Ingleborough.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ingleton driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Ingleton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Ingleton, expect temperatures between 69°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Ingleton

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Ingleborough
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Ingleborough ©
Ingleborough
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
White Scar Cave ©
White Scar Cave

1
night
Stirling

Stirling
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): get outside with The Kelpies & The Helix, don't miss a visit to The Kelpies, then pause for some photo ops at National Wallace Monument, then steep yourself in history at The Old Town Jail, and finally step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stirling travel route website .

You can drive from Ingleton to Stirling in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killin.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Falkirk
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
The Kelpies & The Helix ©
The Kelpies & The Helix

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night
Killin

Killin ©
Killin is a village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling (formerly Perthshire), Scotland.The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): trek along Killin and Loch Tay Walks, then contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre, then make a trip to Stone Circle Killin, and finally admire the sheer force of Falls of Dochart.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Killin tour itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Stirling to Killin in an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Trossachs.

Things to do in Killin

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

The Scottish Crannog Centre
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The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Stone Circle Killin ©
Stone Circle Killin

1
night
Trossachs

Trossachs
To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Trossachs itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Killin to Trossachs in an hour. July in Trossachs sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 51°F at night. On the 15th (Wed), you're off toDerry.

Things to do in Trossachs

Parks Outdoors Nature
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nights
Derry

Derry ©
Ancient yet modern, Derry has a photogenic location on the River Foyle and features a series of historic defensive walls that are the most complete in Ireland.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Hands Across the Divide Monument, then take a memorable drive along Causeway Coastal Route, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Giant's Causeway, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Kinbane Castle, take in the views from Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, and then step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Derry trip builder website .

Getting from Trossachs to Derry by car takes about 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Derry

Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bushmills, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Kinbane Castle, Dunluce Castle, The Abingdon Collection
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Giant's Causeway ©
Giant's Causeway
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
The Abingdon Collection ©
The Abingdon Collection

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