United Kingdom – Home of the British Monarchy with centuries of royal history and medieval castles and palaces.
Not to forget the home of the Beatles, Queen, Ozzy, David Bowie, Manchester United, Sherlock Holmes, the black cab and the red double-decker bus!
Oh, plus, the wonderful goodness of these British food — the Royal afternoon tea and fish and chips. The UK has been one of the best destinations in Europe due to its history, beautiful countryside and royalties.
Read more about the UK: The Best Places to Visit in the UK Recommended by Travel Bloggers
So let me share with you this travel itinerary around the four kingdoms of the UK. This travel itinerary highlights the capital of England (London), Scotland (Edinburgh), Wales (Cardiff) and Northern Ireland (Belfast).
I will be making more of these sample travel itineraries around the UK focused on the various points of interests in the British countryside.
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Here is the planned budget for this UK itinerary. The actual spending may vary due to the hotels, activities and mode of transportation that you will use.
These are the just a rough estimated planned budget for a hotel accommodation. If you wish to go much cheaper on the accommodation, there are hostels available in the area too.
London: £85 to £100 / night
Edinburgh: £35 – £65 / night
Cardiff: £35 – £65 / night
Belfast: £35 – £65 / night
I included some suggested accommodations per leg of this UK itinerary to help you decide and search for your best hotel deals in the UK.
Search for cheap flights using Skyscanner.
I always browse Skyscanner first to give me an idea of the best flight deals in the UK.
Renting a car outside London would probably be your best bet to go around the UK. It will make your sightseeing trip a little easier.
If you choose to drive within the London area, please check if your hotel is within the Congestion Zone in Central London. The Congestion Zone in London will incur additional charges of £11.50/day.
Trains are also a handy mode of transportation across the UK.
From London, you can pretty much go around England, Scotland and Wales.
You can pre-book your train tickets 3 months in advanced to get a very good deals on train fares. I love using long haul trains as I can also get to see the British countryside and relax.
If you are on a cheap mode, coaches can be your best friend when you travel around the UK. If you have a lot of time spare or would prefer to travel at night, the coach will be great for you.
You can book the National Express Coach or Megabus anywhere from the country.
Day 1 – 4: London
The capital of England and a major city in the world.
No trip to the UK is complete without paying a visit to London. The city is buzzing with loads of activities for the solo traveller, couples or families.
You can read my suggested best things to do in London here. This is mainly focused on the central zones (Zones 1-3) of London.
London Tours, Tickets, Excursions & Things To Do
Day 5 – 7: Salisbury and Bath
Stonehenge is one of the most iconic landmarks in the world.
A visit to this pre-historic monument is a must when you visit the UK. You can typically get a Stonehenge bus tour from Salisbury and you can use it as a home base on this leg of the trip.
While you are in Salisbury, you can also visit the historic Magna Carta. A medieval English Charter that mandates the structure of Britain’s political laws as well as the majority of the countries around the world including the USA.
A trip to the Roman city of Bath will also be a great addition to your UK Itinerary.
The city of Bath was known for its Roman architectural designs and the Roman Baths. You can discover the history of Britain under the Roman occupations.
Bath Tours, Tickets, Excursions & Things To Do