20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
York
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Oxford
— 4 nights
Drive
5
London
— 4 nights
Train
6
Canterbury
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Step out of York with an excursion to National Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley--about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, admire the striking features of York Minster, find something for the whole family at York Maze, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our York online road trip planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to York is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to York is minus 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in York

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle and then get a tailor-made plan with Plockton Seal Trips.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye vacation planning tool.

You can drive from York to Isle of Skye in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. When traveling from York in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Isle of Skye, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Oxford.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Oxford

— 4 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bath (The Roman Baths & American Museum & Gardens), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Walks With Hawks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and look for gifts at The Baobab Tree.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Oxford road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Oxford takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oxford: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

London

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and make a trip to Buckingham Palace.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oxford to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Canterbury.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 27:

Canterbury

— 3 nights
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Explore Canterbury's surroundings by going to Dover (Dover Sea Safari & Dover Castle), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). The adventure continues: stroll through The Big Cat Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Canterbury online trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Canterbury takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Canterbury

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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.