16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 2 nights
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

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Amritsar, India to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to London. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Amritsar in December: highs in London hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Birmingham.
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Museums · Historic Sites
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Birmingham — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Birmingham to Hatton to see Hatton Country World about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at Cadbury World, hit the slopes at SnowDome, and stop by Gas Street Basin.

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You can take a train from London to Birmingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Birmingham, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to York.
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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.
On the 29th (Thu), wander the streets of York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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Traveling by train from Birmingham to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh — 3 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can fly to Bath.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums
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Bath — 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Salisbury (The Salisbury Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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