9 days in United Kingdom & Falkland Islands Itinerary

9 days in United Kingdom & Falkland Islands Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Stanley, Falkland Islands
— 4 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Birmingham


London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read London vacation planner.

Birmingham to London is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Stanley.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites
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Stanley, Falkland Islands

— 4 nights
Founded in 1843, Stanley serves as the capital of the Falkland Islands yet still exudes its rural charm.
Stanley is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Volunteer Point, admire all the interesting features of Whalebone Arch, explore the galleries of Falkland Islands Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stanley online trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Stanley. Traveling from London to Stanley, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in January: high temperatures in Stanley hover around 13°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stanley

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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United Kingdom travel guide

Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Falkland Islands travel guide

Nature & Parks · Museums · Tourist Spots
Colonized by many countries during their history, Falkland Islands have been claimed and fought for by Argentina for centuries and remain a subject of controversy. Although they are closer to Argentina, the islands retain their traditional British culture, language, and customs. A trip to Falkland Islands provides an opportunity to discover their staggering wildlife variety, especially birds. The islands, dotted with tiny rural settlements and hamlets, attract five types of penguins, as well whales and seabirds.