22 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

22 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Warwick
— 1 night
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. There's lots more to do: get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, make a trip to The Royal Mile, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online sightseeing planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Edinburgh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Edinburgh, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

York

— 3 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Family-friendly places like Stockeld Park and York City Walls will thrill your kids. When in York, make a side trip to see Priory Church in Snaith, approximately Snaith away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, take a stroll through York Shambles, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the York day trip planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Warwick

— 1 night
On the 25th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Charlecote Park, then take a stroll through Hatton Country World, and finally make a trip to Smith Street.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Warwick tour builder app.

Getting from York to Warwick by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Cheltenham

— 2 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stroll through Walks With Hawks, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park and then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Cheltenham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Family-friendly places like The Roman Baths and Longleat will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's lots more to do: surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, shop like a local with Pulteney Bridge, and get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip maker site.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

London

— 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

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Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.