20 days in Scotland, England & Wales Itinerary

20 days in Scotland, England & Wales Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Bradford
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive
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Caernarfon
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Stills Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, make a trip to Calton Hill, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Edinburgh is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bradford.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 23:

Bradford

— 2 nights
The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. On the 24th (Mon), explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara, then steep yourself in history at Salts Mill, and finally steep yourself in history at Saltaire Village. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, and then examine the collection at National Science and Media Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bradford day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Bradford takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bradford can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bradford

Breweries & Distilleries · Nature · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then explore the galleries of Walker Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool travel route planner.

Getting from Bradford to Liverpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Caernarfon

— 3 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Do some cultural sightseeing at Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Slate Museum and Plas Glyn y Weddw. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and learn about winemaking at Pant Du Vineyard.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Caernarfon online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Caernarfon takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:

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.
Get in touch with nature at Head 4 Heights Waterpark and Bournemouth Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Roman Baths and Showborough House Sculpture Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Bath takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

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.
The British Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Camden Market or Camden Tea Shop. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Tower of London, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

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Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.