14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour planner
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Train to Waterloo station, Train to Liverpool
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Train
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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London — 3 nights

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 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then admire the striking features of Tower of London, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to London is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 5.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 2 nights

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 12th (Mon), take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, then pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Great Hall. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice, then see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from London to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 14th (Wed), take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Liverpool day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Portsmouth to Liverpool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at People's History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at National Football Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip builder app.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train 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 18th (Sun): contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

Getting from Manchester to Glasgow by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In December in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary app.

Getting from Glasgow to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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