17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Nottingham
— 2 nights
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London
— 2 nights
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London

— 5 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at HMS Belfast and The British Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cutty Sark and Westminster Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get your bearings at British Library, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and wander the streets of Greenwich.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our London day trip planning website.

Dallas, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to London is 6 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in London at 67°F and lows at 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to fly to Durham.

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Durham

— 2 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Mining Art Gallery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Escomb Saxon Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Durham Heritage Coast.

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You can fly from London to Durham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from London, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Durham, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and take an in-depth tour of National War Museum of Scotland.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary site.

Getting from Durham to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Nottingham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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Nottingham

— 2 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
On the 6th (Wed), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nottingham online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Nottingham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Nottingham

Museums · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites

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London

— 2 nights

The Square Mile

On the 8th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery and then admire the masterpieces at Royal Academy of Arts. On the next day, explore the galleries of Wallace Collection, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, then make a trip to Trafalgar Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Nottingham to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

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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.