23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
Train
2
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Telford
— 1 night
Drive
5
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 1 night
Drive
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Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oban
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 1 night
Train
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 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.
To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the London route app.

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Chicago in September, with highs in London at 67°F and lows at 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Bath.

Things to do in London

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Simon Jackson Antiques & Interiors, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bath travel planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Shopping

Side Trips

Chipping Campden

— 2 nights
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stop by Hart Gold and Silversmiths, see the interesting displays at Court Barn, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then make a trip to Market Hall, and finally don't miss a visit to High Street Chipping Campden. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Walk to Broadway Tower, then take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, and finally appreciate the history behind War Memorial Evesham.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chipping Campden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Chipping Campden takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Telford.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Telford

— 1 night
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. On the 13th (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, stroll through Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, and then stroll around Apley Woods.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Telford day trip planner.

Drive from Chipping Campden to Telford in 2 hours. Traveling from Chipping Campden in September, Telford is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Telford

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Conwy

— 2 nights
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then stop by The Cheese Room Deli, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Swallow Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Conwy holiday planner.

You can drive from Telford to Conwy in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In September in Conwy, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Liverpool vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Conwy to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. In September in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums

Braithwaite

— 2 nights
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): stop by Braithwaite General Store, then take a peaceful walk through Whinlatter Forest Park, then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Fells. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then take some stellar pictures from Alpacaly Ever After, then examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Braithwaite online day trip planner.

Drive from Liverpool to Braithwaite in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Oban.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Oban

— 1 night
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, then sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and then make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

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Traveling by car from Braithwaite to Oban takes 4.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oban

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Oban to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Durham.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Childrens Museums

Durham

— 1 night
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture, pause for some photo ops at The Angel of the North, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, and finally step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durham trip maker site.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Durham are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites

Side Trips

York

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the York journey app.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September in York, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Enjoy London some more: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our London online trip planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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.

Keswick travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.

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