16 days in United Kingdom & Barcelona Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom & Barcelona Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 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.
You've now added Hyde Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): stroll around Hyde Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip app.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. In August, London is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 72°F and lows of 56°F. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Thu) before leaving for Bath.

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Parks
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Bath, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey and then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath road trip site.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Bath

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Your day by day itinerary now includes Sherlock Holmes Museum as well as Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get behind the scenes with Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Tower of London and then see the interesting displays at Sherlock Holmes Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can fly to Glasgow.

Things to do in London

Side Trip

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 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 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from London to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, Glasgow is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 64°F and lows of 50°F. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Loch Ness as well as Clava Cairns. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch Ness, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Glasgow to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Edinburgh Farmers' Market, The Real Mary King's Close and Midhope Castle. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in August, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral and then walk around Parc Guell. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Amatller.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Barcelona online road trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 83°F, while nights are much warmer with lows around 71°F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.