15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
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Belfast
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Manchester — 2 nights

Capital of the North

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.
You've added Manchester Art Gallery, Manchester Cathedral, National Football Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 12th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem, then admire the landmark architecture of Manchester Town Hall, and then examine the collection at National Football Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Manchester Art Gallery, get the lay of the land with University of Manchester Heritage Tour, then walk around Sackville Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Victoria Baths.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manchester trip maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Manchester is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, things will get much colder in Manchester: highs are around 10°C and lows about 3°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liverpool.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Liverpool

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Belfast.
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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Belfast — 2 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Titanic Belfast, Giants Causeway Tours and Belfast City Sightseeing Tour.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Liverpool to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): make a trip to The Wheel of Liverpool.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool holiday planning app.

Getting from Belfast to Liverpool by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Chocolatarium and Food Tours. Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Five Sisters Zoo (in West Calder) and The Mackintosh House (in Glasgow). There's lots more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and stroll through Portobello Beach.

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You can take a train from Liverpool to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to London.
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London — 5 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tulleys Farm and Sir John Soane's Museum. Attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Westminster, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the activities along Thames River, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
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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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