12 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

12 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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12 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  14 h 30 min
1
London
— 1 day
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Manchester
— 2 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
London
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h 15 min
End: Houston

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day
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.
You've added The Shard, Parliament Square, St. James's Park, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, then walk around St. James's Park, then make a trip to Parliament Square, and finally admire the striking features of The Shard.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the London journey planner.

Houston, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Houston in April, things will get colder in London: highs are around 56°F and lows about 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park

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night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 11th (Sat), browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

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Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then get curious at Science and Industry Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip website .

Drive from Bath to Manchester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Childrens Museums Spas
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Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
National Football Museum ©
National Football Museum
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

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nights
Liverpool

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 13th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral. On the next day, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then get engrossed in the history at International Slavery Museum, and finally examine the collection at The Beatles Story.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool online route planner .

Getting from Manchester to Liverpool by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Museum of Liverpool
Museum of Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of South Leith Parish Church, then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning website .

You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Liverpool in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 37°F in Edinburgh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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London

London ©
Windsor Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and then get outside with Platinum Training. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Windsor Castle
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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