This post's overview:
- 1 Useful links for your trip to the UK:
- 2 The brief overview of this itinerary for 2 weeks in England and Scotland by car
- 3 2-week itinerary around England and Scotland by car (+options without a car)
- 4 Days 1, 2 and 3: explore the best of London
- 5 Day 4: Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath
- 6 Day 5: Explore Bath
- 7 Day 6: Cotswolds
- 8 Day 7: Oxford & Nottingham
- 9 Day 8: Explore beautiful York
- 10 Day 9: Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, night in Newcastle
- 11 Days 10 & 11: Edinburgh
- 12 Days 12 & 13: Highlands and Loch Ness
- 13 Day 14: Drive back to Edinburgh
- 14 Summary of the itinerary for 2 weeks in the UK: England and Scotland in 14 days
Planning to visit the UK for the first time? In this article, I will share an optimal itinerary for 2 weeks in the UK combining the best of England and Scotland! This 14-day itinerary is aimed at those, who are comfortable and keen on exploring the UK by car, however, where possible, I will offer options for those without a car, e.g. ways to get to these locations using public transport, tours or some alternative options!
Unfortunately, I don’t think it would be possible to squeeze in Northern Ireland and Wales in this trip unless you cut time spent in London and Edinburgh, which is not ideal!
This itinerary for 14 days in England in Scotland can be completed by car and without the car, however, without the car there will be some modifications that you need to make, but I will definitely let you know!
Before we start, here is the overview of useful links that will be mentioned in this post, so you can easily access them.
Car rental in the UK: Rentalcars.com
Flights: check prices and availability
The best tours to take: Warner Bros Harry Potter Filming Studios Tour, Roman baths tour in Bath, Oxford University Tour, Robin Hood tour of Nottingham, Edinburgh Vaults Ghost Tour, Loch Ness boat tour
Hotels: nHow London, Z Hotel Bath, Mollie’s Motel (Oxford), Jorvik House (York), Leonardo’s Hotel Nottingham, INNside by Melia Newcastle, The Glasshouse Edinburgh, Glengarry Castle Hotel (Fort Augustus), Dalmunzie Castle hotel (Cairngorms National Park)
The brief overview of this itinerary for 2 weeks in England and Scotland by car
Let’s get started with the proposed itinerary for 2 weeks in the UK by car. If you don’t have a car, scroll to the end of this post, where I will feature another itinerary for those, who don’t want to drive in the UK, but still would like to see as much as possible (in this case, it’s possible to buy a few tours to be able to see some of the prettiest remote places).
Days 1-3: London, stay at nHow London
Day 4: Stonehenge, Lacock, go to Bath in the evening, night at Z Hotel Bath
Day 5: Bath, night at Z Hotel Bath
Day 6: Cotswolds, night at Mollie’s Motel
Day 7: Oxford, then go to Nottingham, night at Leonardo’s Hotel
Day 8: Morning in Nottingham, then head to York, night at Jorvik House
Day 9: Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, night in Newcastle at INNside by Melia
Days 10-11: Edinburgh, night at Glasshouse Edinburgh
Day 14: St. Andrews and Edinburgh
2-week itinerary around England and Scotland by car (+options without a car)
Days 1, 2 and 3: explore the best of London
No itinerary around the UK can be complete without visiting London. Some people have a love-hate relationship with the city, but the majority of people love London. London is one of the best cities in the world for theatre, museums and art. It has countless exhibitions, concerts and events – there is so much going on. And London also never sleeps – there are even quite a few restaurants that work 24/7, so you can always have a nice meal, no matter the time.
If you have visited London before, believe me, there are so many things you can still do in the city! If I were to list them all here, this article would have been 70 pages long (at least). If you’re interested in reading a detailed itinerary for London, I’ve got a separate post with two different itineraries for 4 days: a classic first-timer’s itinerary and a more unique and quirky itinerary for London in 4 days! You can read this article here: Two optimal itineraries for 4 days in London.
Alternatively, here are some of the things you can do while you’re in London for 3 days:
London bucket list: the best things to do in London in 3 days
- Have a traditional Afternoon tea ceremony in Ritz, Dorchester or Patisserie Valerie (budget-friendly)
- Walk the promenade from the Tower of London all the way to Westminster
- Take a ride in the London Eye (book tickets here)
- Feed parakeets in St. James’s Park
- Shop in Monarchs’ favourite store – Fortnum & Mason
- Hit the shops in Covent Garden
- Take an Uber boat ride to Greenwich
- Walk along the Regent’s Canal
- Visit London’s best food and street food market – Borough Market
- Follow Jack the Ripper’s steps in Spitalfields and Whitechapel (book here)
- Visit Harry Potter filming studios near Watford – book tickets in advance here
- Visit London’s coolest area – Camden Town
- Have brunch in a panoramic restaurant (e.g. Boken, Shard, SkyGarden)
- Have a cocktail in one of the world’s best bars – e.g. Savoy, Raffles, Tayer & Elementary
- Enjoy the best view of St. Paul Cathedral from the One New Change
- Visit one of London’s best musicals or theatrical performances – book tickets in advance here
- Visit one of London’s amazing museums (and they are free, too!)
- Take a tour in the iconic old Routemaster bus
Where to stay in London?
If you haven’t booked your accommodation in London yet, here are some of the best places to stay for any budget:
- some of the best & most luxurious hotels in London are the Dorchester, Claridge’s, The Lanesborough.
- some of the best mid-range hotels are: nHow London, citizenM Tower of London
- more affordable hotels in London: Point A Canary Wharf, The Gateway Hotel
Where to eat in London?
Now, you are probably wondering where to eat in London as well. Some of the best restaurants in London get booked out pretty far in advance. In case you want to visit them, make sure to book at least a couple of weeks in advance.
If you’re interested in afternoon tea, try Ritz or Claridge’s.
If you would like to have a very traditional yet fancy and elegant dinner trying the best English cuisine staples – head to the Goring hotel.
If you want to try British food classics in a more relaxed atmosphere, head to Maggie Jones’ or The Ivy!
If you like Italian food, try Gloria, Manteca and Oficina 00 in Old Street. For pizza, La Antica Pizzeria da Michele and Rudy’s pizza are amazing.
Some other amazing international restaurants include: Barrafina (Spanish food), The Barbary (North African and Middle Eastern food), Bubala (Middle-eastern vegetarian food), Farzi Cafe and Dishoom (Indian food), St. John (European food), Sushi Atelier and Sexy Fish (Japanese).
For cocktails and drinks try Mr Fogg’s, Nightjar or Swift.
If you want to try great food on a budget, head to one of the indoor street food markets like Seven Dial’s Market or Spitalfields Market. You can also eat in Itsu or Wasabi (Sushi), Nando’s (Chicken), Leon (more or less healthy food), or Farmer J (food trays).
Day 4: Stonehenge, Lacock and Bath
Renting a car in London
It’s day 4 in the UK and it’s finally time to leave London. I recommend taking London Underground to Heathrow and getting your rental from there (make sure to book a car in advance, because it’s much cheaper. We always use Rentalcars.com because they have much cheaper 3rd party insurance. However, Avis have also been great if you want to book directly.
First, head to Stonehenge – it takes around 1 hour to get there from Heathrow if there is no traffic.
Stonehenge was built over 5,000 years ago, and nobody really knows what it was used for. Some people think it was an observatory, while others think it was a spot for religious ceremonies. Either way, it’s pretty amazing and it’s definitely one of the must-visit places in the UK. You can buy tickets for Stonehenge online here.
Once you’re done with Stonehenge, head to Lacock. Lacock is a cute little village that’s straight out of a fairytale. It’s got these old-school half-timbered houses and a 13th-century abbey that make it a popular spot for movie and TV shoots (Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, anyone?). Lacock is also a great place to have lunch. We had lunch in a restaurant called Sign of the Angel, located in a 15th-century pub. Everything about this place was dreamy, and the food was delicious.
If you don’t have a car, it’s easier to just go by train or bus from London to Salisbury and then take a taxi to Stonehenge and back. From Salisbury, you can then take a train to Bath. You can check the train schedule and buy train tickets on Trainline here.
You will probably spend at least a couple of hours exploring Lacock – maybe more if you decide to visit the Abbey! By the time you get to Bath, it will probably be early evening. Bath is very close to Lacock, and it only takes around 35-40 minutes to drive there. I recommend staying in the city centre of Bath – it’s a much better experience – you will be in the heart of everything and can walk to all the attractions and the most beautiful places. There are a few large parking lots just outside the city centre, where you can leave your car overnight.
Where to stay in Bath
There are plenty of amazing hotels in Bath. If you’re on a budget, consider staying at Z Hotel Bath – it’s very affordable, and it has the best location for the price. Alternatively, if your budget permits, stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa!
In the evening, you can just walk around the city centre and have dinner in one of the best restaurants in Bath. Some of the best spots tend to get popular, so I recommend booking them in advance.
Where to eat in Bath:
Here are some amazing restaurants in Bath:
- The Scallop Shell – Award-winning seafood restaurant
- The Bath Priory – Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant
- Sotto Sotto – Italian restaurant in a historic cellar
- The Chequers – Cozy pub serving traditional British fare
- Same Same But Different – Fusion of Thai and British cuisine
- The Circus Restaurant – Modern European cuisine in a Georgian townhouse
- Acorn Vegetarian Kitchen – Creative and flavorful vegetarian restaurant
Day 5: Explore Bath
If you want to read about the best things to do in Bath in more detail, read my article about 3 days in Bath and Cotswolds here.
Here I will just summarise the best things you can do in Bath in one day:
- Roman Baths – some of the best preserved Roman remains in the world. The site includes the ancient Roman bathing complex, a museum, and audio guides – book this Bath walking tour that includes skip-the-line tickets to the Roman baths
- Bath Abbey – This stunning medieval church has been a place of Christian worship for over a thousand years
- The Royal Crescent – This iconic Georgian crescent of houses is a must-see. Visitors can take a stroll along the crescent and admire the architecture or visit the museum inside No.1 Royal Crescent.
- Pulteney Bridge – This beautiful 18th-century bridge is lined with shops and cafes and spans the River Avon. It’s a great place to take a walk and take in the views – you can also have a cup of tea in one of the small cafes overlooking the bridge
- The Jane Austen Centre – Bath was home to the famous author, Jane Austen, for several years, and this museum celebrates her life and work. Visitors can learn about her time in Bath and see exhibits related to her novels.
- Thermae Bath Spa – Bath is famous for its natural hot springs, and the Thermae Bath Spa allows visitors to bathe in warm, mineral-rich waters. The spa also offers a range of treatments and massages.
- Victoria Art Gallery – This art museum houses a collection of paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts from the 15th century to the present day. It’s a great place to take in some culture and learn about the history of art.
- Mary Shelley House of Frankenstein – a very exciting museum for Frankenstein fans! It’s also a great visual tour of Mary Shelley’s life – you can book tickets in advance here
- Bridgerton walking tour – did you know that a lot of scenes in Bridgerton were filmed in Bath? If you liked the series, you can take a Bridgerton walking tour and learn more about Bath and Bridgerton filming locations.
- Relax and take a sightseeing boat tour with a glass of prosecco – you can check the prices and availability here.
Day 6: Cotswolds
One day is probably enough to see the main things to do in Bath, so on your 6th day in England, it’s time to discover some countryside. I recommend driving to Cotswolds – an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) and a place with some of the most beautiful villages in Europe.
In the last couple of years, the Cotswolds got very popular, hence, I recommend getting to some of the most popular villages very early, before 10am.
The most popular villages in the Cotswolds:
- Castle Combe (the most beautiful village, in my opinion)
- Bibury (the one with the least parking spaces)
Some other villages that I recommend visiting:
- Upper and Lower Slaughters
If you visit these 6 villages, it will probably take the entire day! Here are the photos of these villages so you can make up your mind and decide, which ones to visit.
Drive to Oxford
If you don’t have a car – it’s very very difficult to explore Cotswolds without a car – buses are infrequent and distances between villages are large. I checked a few options, and the easiest option would be taking a bus or train from Bath to Oxford and taking a day tour to Cotswolds visiting some of the best villages from Oxford. You can check the prices and availability of this tour here.
Day 7: Oxford & Nottingham
In the morning, I suggest you to drive to the Oxford town centre. Oxford is a historic city, famous for its university and stunning architecture. You can easily spend a day in Oxford, but since there are still so many things to see and do left in this 2-week itinerary for England and Scotland, I recommend spending 3-4 hours in Oxford before heading to the next destination.
Here are some of the best things you can do in Oxford in 4 hours:
- Oxford University – one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world, Oxford University is a must-see. Visitors can take a guided tour of the university’s historic colleges and libraries, including Christ Church, New College, and the Bodleian Library. You can check the prices and availability of this tour here.
- Ashmolean Museum – The oldest public museum in the UK, the Ashmolean Museum houses a vast collection of art and artifacts from around the world. Visitors can see everything from ancient Egyptian mummies to contemporary art.
- Oxford Castle & Prison – This historic castle and prison complex dates back to the Norman Conquest and has been used for various purposes over the centuries. Visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the castle’s history and see the prison cells and medieval crypt.
You can just walk around the city and explore some of the most beautiful streets and places on your own as well!
Once you have seen the best parts of Oxford, it’s time for a 2-hour drive to Nottingham. By train, it will take a bit longer, around 3 hours, but at least you can get there by train.
Exploring Nottingham – Robin Hood’s town
Driving from Oxford all the way to York would take a lot of time, so I recommend stopping in lovely Nottingham on the way. We actually spent an entire weekend in Nottingham a few years ago, so here is my article about Nottingham where you can read about the best things to do in the city in more details: Nottingham
Nottingham is famous for 2 things – some of the oldest pubs in the UK and Robin Hood. I recommend taking a Robin Hood walking tour with Ezekiel Bone – he is a local celebrity (sort of) and the best guide we ever had! He will also make sure you visit the oldest pubs as part of the tour. You can read more about the tour here.
If you decide to just walk around the city by yourself, make sure to visit these three famous pubs.
The must-visit historical pubs in Nottingham:
- Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – This historic pub is said to date back to 1189 and is one of the oldest pubs in England. It’s built into the rocks beneath Nottingham Castle and is full of history and character.
- The Bell Inn – Dating back to the 15th century, The Bell Inn is another of Nottingham’s oldest pubs. It’s a traditional English pub with a cosy atmosphere, real ales, and hearty pub food.
- The Salutation Inn – This charming pub has been serving customers since the 15th century and has retained much of its historic character. It’s known for its traditional cask ales, friendly staff, and welcoming atmosphere.
Where to stay in Nottingham: I recommend staying at Leonardo’s Hotel Nottingham
Day 8: Explore beautiful York
Congratulations, you’re mid-way, and you have already spent 7 days in the UK by this point. If you’re getting a bit tired, don’t worry, there will be lots of amazing places in the next week of your itinerary that you won’t have time to be tired! I wish this itinerary was a bit more relaxing though, but there are so many amazing things to do and see in the UK and the distances are quite large as well – hence it has to be all packed within one 2-week itinerary.
To get to York from Nottingham, you need to drive for around 2 hours. York is one of the most beautiful cities in England and it’s very impressive! I would say I like it even more than Bath! If you want to read a bit more about York and the best things to do in York on a weekend, head to this article.
Here are some of the best things to do in York:
- York Minster – This stunning cathedral is one of the most iconic landmarks in York. Visitors can take a tour of the cathedral, climb the tower for spectacular views, and explore the surrounding gardens.
- The Shambles – This picturesque street is lined with historic buildings that date back to the medieval period. It’s a popular spot for shopping, with a range of independent stores and boutiques and Harry Potter stores. The Shambles looks like the real-life Diagon Alley!
- York City Walls – The walls that surround the city are a great way to see York’s historic buildings and streets from a different perspective. Visitors can take a leisurely walk around the walls and enjoy the stunning views.
- Jorvik Viking Centre – York has a rich Viking history, and this museum brings that history to life with interactive exhibits and reconstructions of Viking life in York.
- York Castle Museum – This fascinating museum explores the history of York and includes exhibits on everything from Victorian life to World War II.
- Take the ghost & witches walking tour of York and learn more about the history of the city
Day 9: Whitby, Robin Hood’s Bay, night in Newcastle
There are plenty of amazing places in Yorkshire, and while some of them, like Harrogate, are not on the way, unfortunately; some other ones, like Whitby are very close and you can definitely visit them if you only have half a day to spend before heading to another destination.
I recommend visiting 2 beautiful towns: Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby.
Robin Hood’s Bay
Robin Hood’s Bay is a charming fishing village that has been around since the 16th century. The town is nestled on a steep hillside that leads down to a beautiful bay, which was once a hotspot for smugglers. Today, Robin Hood’s Bay is a popular destination for tourists, with its narrow cobbled streets, quaint cottages, and breathtaking sea views. Visitors can enjoy walks along the beach, explore the local history at the Old Coastguard Station, or simply unwind in one of the many traditional pubs or tea rooms.
Whitby, on the other hand, is a larger town with a rich history dating back to the Viking era. The town’s most iconic landmark is Whitby Abbey, which sits high on a hill overlooking the town and the sea. Visitors can take a tour of the Abbey and learn about its fascinating history or simply enjoy the stunning views from the top of the hill. Whitby is also famous for its association with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and visitors can explore the town’s Gothic history at the Dracula Experience or take a ghost tour of the town. Other popular activities in Whitby include visiting the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, exploring the town’s many independent shops and galleries, or simply enjoying fish and chips on the beach.
It takes just over an hour to get to Robin Hood’s Bay from York and then another 20 minutes to drive to Whitby. You will probably spend 5-6 hours in both including lunch!
If you don’t have a car, you can get to Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay by bus from York, however, it might be easier to take this tour that will bring you to some other iconic locations instead. You can check the availability here.
Once you’ve seen all what these towns have to offer, head to the next destination, Newcastle! Newcastle is not as impressive as some other cities in England, however, it has its advantages. It has the friendliest people and probably the best nightlife! If you’re thinking about the best things to do in Newcastle in the evening, here are some:
- The Quayside, running along the River Tyne, is a popular spot for a walk, a tour of the historic Tyne Bridge, or a visit to the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.
- Newcastle medieval castle (the ruins pretty much) and the St. Nicholas Cathedral offer stunning views of the city
- Newcastle also has a diverse culinary scene, with high street and independent stores, as well as the famous Grainger Market.
Where to stay in Newcastle: INNside by Melia or Maldron Newcastle
Days 10 & 11: Edinburgh
On your 10th day in the UK, it’s time to drive to Scotland! Edinburgh is only 2.5 hours driving away from Newcastle, so you can get to Edinburgh by 11 am if you depart early. Edinburgh is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and having been to over 100 counties, I still consider Edinburgh in my top 3 of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Where to stay in Edinburgh:
You will have 2 days to explore Edinburgh, and overall, it’s a small walkable city, so I recommend leaving your car at your hotel’s parking and heading off to explore the city. Here are some of the best hotels with parking in Edinburgh:
The best things to do in Edinburgh:
We used to live in Edinburgh – I lived there for 1.5 years during my master’s degree, while Jose studied and then worked there for 3 years in total. Edinburgh is the city where we met, and it will forever occupy a special place in our hearts. I have written a very comprehensive first-timer’s guide to Edinburgh with the best things to do and see in the city. Feel free to check it out if you want to learn more about the things Edinburgh has to offer.
Here I will just briefly list some of the things I recommend doing in Edinburgh in 2 days:
- Climb Calton Hill for the best views of the city (it’s a very short 10-min walk up the hill in the city centre)
- Walk the Royal Mile and the Old Town of Edinburgh
- Visit the Mary King’s Close experience – an interactive show where you can learn about the history of the city. You can check the prices and availability here.
- Visit Edinburgh Castle, one of the most iconic landmarks in Scotland. I wasn’t overly impressed by what’s inside the castle, so I wouldn’t insist on you visiting it. You can just walk up to the castle and see the panorama of Edinburgh from the castle.
- Visit the Scotch Whiskey experience – if you like whiskey, that’s the place to go. It gets very busy in summer, so check the prices and availability in advance here.
- If you’re visiting Edinburgh in August, there are very high chances that you will experience the Fringe Festival. It gets very busy and I personally tend to avoid this season, as prices for everything skyrocket, but if you like theatre and comedy, it’s probably the best place to be!
- Climb Arthur’s Seat – this extinct volcano offers stunning views of the city from its summit. The hike takes around 45 minutes plus another 30 to get to Arthur’s Seat and it’s very windy up there, but the views are stunning!
- Discover the National Museum of Scotland – you can see the famous Dolly the sheep there and also there is a free terrace on the last floor of the museum, from where you can see the best view of the castle!
- Take a ghost tour: Edinburgh is said to be one of the most haunted cities in the world, and there are many ghost tours available to take visitors to the city’s most haunted spots, especially the Edinburgh underground vaults. Here’s the ghost tour I’d recommend.
- Walk around the Dean Village: this picturesque neighbourhood is located just a short walk from the city centre and it’s absolutely stunning (it’s probably one of the most beautiful places in the city)
The best places to eat in Edinburgh:
There are plenty of nice restaurants in Edinburgh. The most impressive one is The Witchery by the castle – an absolutely unique one-of-a-kind restaurant in a unique interior. Howies is an affordable Scottish restaurant and a must if you want to try Haggis. Some other place places to eat include:
The Kitchin, a Michelin-starred restaurant offering locally-sourced seafood and game.
Oink, a popular spot for the slow-roasted hog roast sandwiches
Holy Cow – vegan restaurant
Mary’s Milk Bar for homemade ice cream in unique flavours such as Malted Milk and Ginger.
Days 12 & 13: Highlands and Loch Ness
You only have 2 days left in Scotland, but it’s enough to see something besides Edinburgh. Scotland is all about nature. The nature and landscapes in Scotland are pretty dramatic and absolutely stunning. While you won’t be able to reach the Isle of Skye because it’s a little bit too far, you can see the best of the Scottish Highlands and even visit the famous Loch Ness!
You can check my 7-day itinerary for Scotland, where I talk about the things to do and see in Scotland in more detail here >
Now, if you don’t have a car, this part is very tricky. Once again, I just recommend taking a tour like this one – this is a 2-day tour to Loch Ness and Scottish Highlands from Edinburgh and it will bring you to pretty much the same places as this itinerary. You can check the availability here.
Driving around the Highlands
The Highlands offer some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, with winding roads leading through rugged mountains, verdant valleys, and shimmering lochs. The journey to Loch Ness is particularly stunning, with breathtaking views of the Cairngorms and the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside.
Scotland isn’t small at all, so there will be a lot of driving in the next few days. First, I recommend driving to Loch Lomond national park. Then you can have lunch there and go for a walk around the lakes. Continue driving to Glencoe, where you can stop and take some amazing photos. Then drive to Grenfinnan Viaduct – the famous bridge from Harry Potter movies.
Loch Ness and Cairngorms National Park
If you’re staying near Fort Augustus, it’s basically right next to Loch Ness, so you don’t need to drive too much. It takes around 30 minutes to drive to Clansman Harbour, from where most boat tours around Loch Ness depart. You can book the boat tour in advance here.
Once you’ve taken a boat tour and enjoyed Loch Ness, you can start driving towards the Cairngorms National Park, where you can go for a hike and enjoy the scenery.
Day 14: Drive back to Edinburgh
On your last day in the UK, it’s time to drive back to Edinburgh. It takes just under 2 hours to get there from the Cairngorms National Park and depending on what time your flight leaves, you can either go straight to Edinburgh or visit St. Andrews on the way to Edinburgh.
St. Andrews is a picturesque coastal town in Fife, Scotland, renowned for its golfing heritage and stunning sea views. The town is steeped in history, with landmarks like St. Andrews Cathedral and Castle to explore, and is also home to the prestigious University of St. Andrews. Its charming cobbled streets offer a range of independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, serving traditional Scottish dishes and international cuisine. You can easily spend a couple of hours in St. Andrews before heading to Edinburgh.
Summary of the itinerary for 2 weeks in the UK: England and Scotland in 14 days
It was a lot to digest, but I hope that you found this itinerary for 2 weeks in the UK, visiting the best of Scotland and England in 14 days, useful! I tried to include some of the best places to visit in the UK, however, of course, this itinerary skips a lot of amazing places in the UK, such as Lake District, Cornwall, Devon, Manchester and Liverpool and more! It even skips the entire country of Wales, which probably deserves at least 7 days by itself!
If you want to modify this itinerary and add other places which might be more interesting for you, I can provide some more itineraries that might be useful: