15 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

15 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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15 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London
— 3 nights
2
Bath
— 1 night
train:  1​h 15​min
3
Cheltenham
— 1 night
4
Liverpool
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Boston

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then explore the world behind art at British Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London vacation trip planner.

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. While traveling from Boston, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 62°F to lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 20th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, steep yourself in history at Avebury Stone Circle, and then admire the striking features of Assembly Rooms.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary maker.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from London in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 45°F in Bath. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Avebury Stone Circle, Clifton Suspension Bridge
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

1
night
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, and then delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham holiday planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 50°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gloucester, Tewkesbury Abbey
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Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 23rd (Tue), admire all the interesting features of Anfield Stadium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church. On your second day here, examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then explore the ancient world of Walls of Chester, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Liverpool itinerary builder.

Getting from Cheltenham to Liverpool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Chester, Church of St Peter, Marble Church
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Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral
Walls of Chester ©
Walls of Chester
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): explore the activities along River Ness, then pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, and then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, and then explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness custom trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Liverpool to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Liverpool in May, expect slightly colder with lows of 41°F in Inverness. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Nairn Beach, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Fort Augustus Abbey
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
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Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rosslyn Chapel and St Giles' Cathedral. Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 42°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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