25 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

25 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

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25 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
York
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Bath
— 3 nights
7
Bath
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Cape Town

3
nights
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.
Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Hampstead are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, examine the collection at Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Exhibition, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take a stroll through Piccadilly Arcade.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London tour itinerary maker .

Cape Town, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cape Town to London is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Cape Town in June, London is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then shop like a local with Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at The Beatles Story. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Walker Art Gallery ©
Walker Art Gallery
World Museum ©
World Museum

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get a sense of the local culture at Plas Glyn y Weddw and Portmeirion Village. Conwy Castle and Harlech Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Great Orme (in Llandudno), The Knight Shop (in Conwy) and Barmouth Beach (in Barmouth). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Liverpool to Caernarfon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, National Slate Museum, Snowdon, Harlech Castle, Barmouth Beach
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Beacon Climbing Centre ©
Beacon Climbing Centre
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Chatsworth House and York Minster. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and York City Walls. Pack the 4th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of York Shambles, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and learn about all things military at The York Army Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chatsworth House
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Bamburgh (Ross Back Sands Beach & St Aiden Beach). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from York in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Tue), take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally view the masterpieces at David Simon Contemporary. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then stop by Fudge Kitchen, then take a stroll through Milsom Street, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

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nights
Bath

Bath ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bath visit planning website .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Somerset Crafts, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark

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