22 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Lisbon Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly + Train:  15 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
2
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
Fly:  20 h
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Kids will enjoy St. Paul's Cathedral and Coca-Cola London Eye. Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. In May, London is much colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

3
nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sizergh Castle and Kendal Castle. Escape the urban bustle at Lake District National Park and Ornamental Gardens. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Pensarn Beach (in Pensarn) and Kinmel Bay Beach (in Kinmel Bay).

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manchester holiday planning app.

Take a train from London to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. June in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kendal, Ornamental Gardens, Kinmel Bay Beach, Pensarn Beach
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Lake District National Park ©
Lake District National Park
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Kendal Castle ©
Kendal Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Visiting Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: stop by Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, explore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder.

You can fly from Manchester to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kids will enjoy Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas, wander the streets of Carrer Petritxol, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sant Pau del Camp.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip builder.

Fly from Edinburgh to Barcelona in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Barcelona due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in June: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic
Las Ramblas ©
Las Ramblas

4
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kids will enjoy Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Catedral Primada and Real Basilica de San Francisco el Grande. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Custodia de Arfe, Casco Historico de Toledo, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, explore the galleries of Museo Cerralbo, walk around Parque del Retiro, and head outdoors with Picnic Madrid.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Madrid online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Toledo
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Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid
Plaza Mayor ©
Plaza Mayor

4
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Family-friendly places like Lisbon Oceanarium and Belém Tower will thrill your kids. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castelo de S. Jorge and Museu Calouste Gulbenkian. Change things up with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: stop by Alfama, wander the streets of Cidade Baixa, admire the landmark architecture of Igreja & Convento da Graca, and ponder the design of Rossio Square.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon journey planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madrid to Lisbon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
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Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

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