17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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London

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Minneapolis in June; daily highs in London reach 68°F and lows reach 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

2
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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, and then see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Outdoors

Side Trips

2
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Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Cotswold Sheepskin, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. James' Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally contemplate the long history of Kiftsgate Court Gardens. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chipping Campden day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Bath to Chipping Campden in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in June, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, explore the galleries of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and finally stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Keep things going the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at Mountain Massage Co., explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get great views at Orrest Head, and finally get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Chipping Campden to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

2
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Cockermouth

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. On the 25th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, admire the striking features of Wordsworth House and Garden, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and finally explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth online day trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Cockermouth in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

3
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Edinburgh travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cockermouth in June, Edinburgh is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.