8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom itinerary planner

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York
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Manchester
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Birmingham
— 1 night
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London
— 4 nights
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York

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): admire the striking features of York Minster and then wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York online tour itinerary planner.

Glasgow to York is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Manchester

— 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manchester sightseeing tool.

You can drive from York to Manchester in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Manchester

Spas · Museums
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Birmingham

— 1 night

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip itinerary website.

Drive from Manchester to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Birmingham are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to London.

Things to do in Birmingham

Winter Sports · Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors

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Highlights from your trip

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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Birmingham to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.