12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  2 h 15 min
1
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brighton
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
4
London
— 5 nights
End: London

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 10th (Fri), steep yourself in history at The cavern club, then take a leisurely stroll along Albert Dock, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chester Zoo. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, get curious at Museum of Science & Industry, and then delve into the distant past at Walls of Chester.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool sightseeing planner.

London to Liverpool is an approximately 2.5-hour train. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester, Science and Industry Museum
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Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Cavern Club ©
The Cavern Club
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, stop by Cranachan & Crowdie, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, then get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and finally browse the range of quality goods at Jenners.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

1
night
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lanes, and then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Beachy Head and then view the masterpieces at Petworth House and Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Brighton online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Edinburgh to Brighton in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and subway; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Brighton can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Beachy Head, Petworth House and Park
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The Lanes ©
The Lanes
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Royal Pavilion ©
Royal Pavilion

5
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.
Visiting King George's Playing Fields and Hampstead Heath will get you outdoors. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Camden Lock Market and Harrods. Venture out of the city with trips to Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and Boydells Dairy Farm (in Wethersfield). There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll through Buckingham Palace, and admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Globe.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London travel planner.

Traveling by train from Brighton to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Grays Beach Riverside Park, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, King George's Playing Fields, Boydells Dairy Farm
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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