16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Oxford
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Glastonbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Great Malvern
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Loughborough
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Manchester
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Leeds
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Harrogate
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
End: London


1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Portchester Castle, then look for gifts at Whiteley Shopping Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth trip builder .

Oxford to Portsmouth is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In December in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Glastonbury.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Fareham, Portchester Castle
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:
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Portchester Castle ©
Portchester Castle
Whiteley Shopping Centre ©
Whiteley Shopping Centre

2
nights
Glastonbury

Glastonbury ©
On the 22nd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Somerset Crafts, then look for gifts at The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, then explore the stunning scenery at Cheddar Gorge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Ham Wall Nature Reserve, then explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor, and then examine the collection at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glastonbury trip planning website .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Glastonbury in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Glastonbury

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Cheddar, Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, Wells Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Ham Wall Nature Reserve ©
Ham Wall Nature Reserve
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Somerset Crafts ©
Somerset Crafts

2
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Cabot Circus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and finally stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bristol trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Glastonbury to Bristol takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Great Malvern.

Things to do in Bristol

Shopping Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bath, The Mall at Cribbs Causeway, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Great Malvern

Great Malvern ©
Great Malvern is an area of the spa town of Malvern, Worcestershire, England. On the 26th (Wed), experience rural life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, then look for gifts at Moreton in Marsh, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Clee Hills, then look for gifts at Ludlow Food Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Croft Castle and Parkland.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Great Malvern road trip website .

You can drive from Bristol to Great Malvern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Loughborough.

Things to do in Great Malvern

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Ludlow, Moreton in Marsh, Gloucester Cathedral, Croft Castle and Parkland, Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Croft Castle and Parkland ©
Croft Castle and Parkland

2
nights
Loughborough

Loughborough ©
Loughborough is a town in the Charnwood borough of Leicestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Attenborough Nature Centre, contemplate the long history of Wollaton Hall and Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Newark Castle.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loughborough attractions planner.

Drive from Great Malvern to Loughborough in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Loughborough can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Loughborough

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wollaton Hall and Park, Attenborough Nature Centre, Newark Castle, Farndon Fields Farm Shop
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
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Attenborough Nature Centre ©
Attenborough Nature Centre
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
Newark Castle ©
Newark Castle

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
On the 29th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Bury Market. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, then take in the waterfront at Albert Dock, and then identify plant and animal life at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester road trip planning app .

You can drive from Loughborough to Manchester in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leeds.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Liverpool, Bury Market, Chatsworth House, WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park ©

2
nights
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 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at Thackray Medical Museum, then steep yourself in history at Selby Abbey, and then take in the exciting artwork at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Hardcastle Crags and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wakefield Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Manchester to Leeds takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Leeds are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Harrogate.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wakefield, Hardcastle Crags, Selby Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Selby Abbey ©
Selby Abbey
Yorkshire Sculpture Park ©
Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Hardcastle Crags ©
Hardcastle Crags

2
nights
Harrogate

Harrogate ©
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. On the 3rd (Thu), trek along River Nidd Waterside Walk, look for gifts at Brymor Dairy, and then contemplate the long history of Fountains Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, then delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and then browse the different shops at Stonegate.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Harrogate trip planning website .

Harrogate is just a short distance from Leeds. January in Harrogate sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Harrogate

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

York, River Nidd Waterside Walk, Brymor Ice Cream, Fountains Abbey
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 4:
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Yorkshire Air Museum ©
Yorkshire Air Museum
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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