15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
London
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Warwick
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Preston
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Arundel
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Washington DC

2
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.
On the 1st (Wed), steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and then stroll around Hyde Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Big Ben, then contemplate the long history of Clarence House, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read London online travel planner .

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to London is 5 hours. Traveling from Washington DC in July, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Warwick.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

1
night
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. You've now added Warwick Castle to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at The Mill Garden, and then walk around St Nicholas Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Priory Park, browse the exhibits of Lord Leycester Hospital, step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Jephsons Glasshouse, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jephson Gardens, and finally view the masterpieces at East Lodge Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Warwick trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from London to Warwick takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Preston.

Things to do in Warwick

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Leamington Spa, Kenilworth Castle
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Jephson Gardens ©
Jephson Gardens
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
The Mill Garden ©
The Mill Garden

3
nights
Preston

Preston ©
Preston is a city and the administrative centre of Lancashire, England. On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Brockholes Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, then walk around Avenham and Miller Parks, and finally stop by How The Other Half Live. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Preston day trip site .

Traveling by car from Warwick to Preston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. When traveling from Warwick in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Preston: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Preston

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Sizergh Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

2
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then examine the collection at Titanic Belfast, then see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, and finally steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, and then cruise along Coast Rd.

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Preston to Belfast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Coast Rd
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Coast Rd ©
Coast Rd
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 9th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, stop by Welsh Love Spoon Gallery, then pause for some photo ops at The Animal Wall, then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally get outside with Bay Island Voyages. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at ImmotionVR, explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, and finally stroll around Bute Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cardiff journey maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Cardiff takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Arundel.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

1
night
Arundel

Arundel ©
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arundel Castle and Gardens. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hawking About, then explore the historical opulence of Arundel Castle and Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Arundel trip planner.

Getting from Cardiff to Arundel by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Arundel are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Arundel

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Arundel Cathedral ©
Arundel Cathedral

2
nights
London

London ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Leeds Castle. Enjoy London some more: take in the views from Tower Bridge, walk around St. James's Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Take a train from Arundel to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Leeds Castle
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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