28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow International Airport, Drive to Glencoe
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Castleton
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Get outdoors at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glencoe Lochan. Take a break from Glencoe with a short trip to Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve in Strontian, about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: trek along Lost Valley Trail, admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Mountain.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Glencoe trip planner.

Salt Lake City, USA to Glencoe is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Glencoe. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Salt Lake City in January; daily highs in Glencoe reach 44°F and lows reach 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 2 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, then sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Aviemore route tool.

You can drive from Glencoe to Aviemore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Aviemore sees daily highs of 43°F and lows of 33°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 44°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get in touch with nature at Old Man of Coniston and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, surround yourself with nature on Bluebird Tours Coniston, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and look for gifts at Herdy.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ambleside trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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.
Get outdoors at York Bird of Prey Centre and Holly Hagg Community farm. Explore York's surroundings by going to Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate), Le Petit Spa (in Halifax) and SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Vulcan Experience, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York driving holiday tool.

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Castleton.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

Castleton

— 3 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Get in touch with nature at Ladybower Reservoir and Peak Mountaineering. There's still lots to do: hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, look for all kinds of wild species at Longshaw Estate, explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge, and take some stellar pictures from Mam Tor.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Castleton trip builder app.

Traveling by car from York to Castleton takes 2 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Castleton can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cirencester Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and finally identify plant and animal life at Greystones Farm.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

You can drive from Castleton to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of train and bus. February in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 46°F and lows of 35°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Ham Wall Nature Reserve, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Fifi's Fancy Furniture, and then identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

London

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 46°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · 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.