13 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

13 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner
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London
— 1 night
Train
2
Birmingham
— 1 day
Drive
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Manchester
— 1 night
Drive
4
Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kendal
Drive
6
Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
8
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
9
Dundee
— 1 day
Drive
10
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Train
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 1 night
Drive
12
Leeds
Drive
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Sheffield
— 1 night
Drive
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Nottingham
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Leicester
— 1 night
Drive
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Cambridge
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London
— 2 nights
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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.
For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the London trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dammam in September, with highs in London at 22°C and lows at 12°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll travel to Birmingham.
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Birmingham — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum, and finally make a trip to Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Birmingham day trip planning website.

Getting from London to Birmingham by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, examine the collection at National Football Museum, then engage your brain at Science and Industry Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by car from Birmingham to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and then don't miss a visit to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kendal.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

Kendal

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kendal visit planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Kendal takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Cockermouth on the 3rd (Mon).
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Cockermouth — 1 night

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. On the 4th (Tue), see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, then look for gifts at Cockermouth Sweetie Shop, and finally deepen your understanding at Wordsworth House and Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kendal to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow day trip planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Glasgow are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You will leave for Aberdeen on the 5th (Wed).
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Aberdeen — 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the natural beauty at David Welch Winter Gardens, and finally take in the views from Wellington Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen journey planning tool.

Drive from Glasgow to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dundee.
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Dundee — 1 day

Dundee, officially the City of Dundee, is the fourth-largest city in Scotland.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the striking features of Albert Square, get engrossed in the history at Discovery Point, then see the interesting displays at V&A Dundee, and finally get engrossed in the history at Verdant Works.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dundee travel website.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Dundee in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 7th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Dundee to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the train ride to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Childrens Museums · Museums
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Newcastle upon Tyne — 1 night

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Gallagher & Turner and then take a stroll through Quayside.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne online road trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Leeds.
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Leeds

Capital of the North

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.
To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds online travel planner.

You can drive from Newcastle upon Tyne to Leeds in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll travel to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Sheffield takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nottingham.
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Nottingham

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Robin Hood Statue.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nottingham holiday planner.

Drive from Sheffield to Nottingham in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Leicester.
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Highlights from your trip

Leicester — 1 night

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Leicester holiday builder website.

Getting from Nottingham to Leicester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Leicester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You'll set off for Cambridge on the 10th (Mon).
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Cambridge

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 10th (Mon): stop by Fudge Kitchen, then gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, then brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cambridge trip app.

Getting from Leicester to Cambridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.
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London — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

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

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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