17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  14​h 30​min
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bath
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Portinscale
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
York
— 2 nights
+3
train + subway + train + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

4
days
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Hampstead. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Old Spitalfields Market. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at British Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Camden Market.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read London road trip site .

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in April, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
days
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, then stop by Alain Rouveure Galleries, and then tee off at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Welcombe Hills and then identify plant and animal life at S&D Falconry.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .

You can drive from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Golf

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Alain Rouveure Galleries
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S&D Falconry ©
S&D Falconry
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
Welford-On-Avon Golf Course ©
Welford-On-Avon Golf Course

2
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 6th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, stop by Topping & Company Booksellers, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and finally stop by Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studio. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, then stroll through Somerset Crafts, and then identify plant and animal life at Ham Wall Nature Reserve.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath online trip maker .

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Ham Wall Nature Reserve
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Somerset Crafts ©
Somerset Crafts
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Urbane Art Gallery and Jenners. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to Real Mary King's Close, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and stop by Cranachan & Crowdie.

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Getting from Bath to Edinburgh by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Portinscale.

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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
day
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stop by Alexandra's of Keswick, look for gifts at Ye Olde Friars, then stop by The Soap Co Cic, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Buttermere.

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Drive from Edinburgh to Portinscale in 3 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, Portinscale is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Portinscale

#Trails, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Central Fells, Buttermere
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Central Fells ©
Central Fells
Ye Olde Friars ©
Ye Olde Friars

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): stop by The Cat Gallery, wander the streets of York Shambles, then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally examine the collection at National Railway Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by The Imaginarium, stop by Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, then stop by Mor Music, and finally stop by Kala King Patisserie.

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

Drive from Portinscale to York in 2.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Parks

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York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

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