32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom journey maker

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London
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Train to Victoria station, Train to Manchester
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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Nottingham
— 1 night
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Newcastle
— 1 night
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Bristol
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 1 night
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York
— 2 nights
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London

— 4 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, make a trip to Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker site.

Barcelona, Spain to London is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In August, London is a bit cooler than Barcelona - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Wild Wookey (in Wells). On the 7th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with In & Beyond Bath. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and appreciate the history behind Admiral Arthur Phillip Memorial Globe.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip builder app.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bath

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get great views at Calton Hill, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bath to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cambridge.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Cambridge

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at The Pepys Library, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cambridge by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cambridge: highs are around 25°C and lows about 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Wineries · Tours

Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power), Bourton-on-the-Water (Cotswold Motoring Museum, Birdland, &more) and Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery.

Plan trip to Oxford with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Oxford takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cambridge in August, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Oxford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, browse the eclectic array of goods at Barras Weekend Market, and get a sense of history and politics at City Chambers.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planner.

Fly from Oxford to Glasgow in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Oxford in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Glasgow: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, then look for gifts at Gustamps, then test your problem-solving skills at Handmade Mysteries - Lady Chastity's Reserve, and finally learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Brighton and Hove takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

Manchester

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 19th (Thu), trek along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then trek along Kinder Scout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Vale Royal Falconry Centre.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Manchester holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. August in Manchester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Nottingham

— 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): head outdoors with Stoke Lock & Woods Riverside, then push the limits with Skydive Langar, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Nottingham road trip planning app.

You can drive from Manchester to Nottingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Nottingham sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Newcastle.

Things to do in Nottingham

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Newcastle

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): trek along The Granite Trail, then scramble along the landscape with Life Adventure Centre, and then let your taste buds guide you at Mourne Foods & Films Cycle Tour. On the next day, play a few rounds at Royal County Down Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle tour planning site.

You can fly from Nottingham to Newcastle in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. August in Newcastle sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 23rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Newcastle

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: St Just-in-Roseland Church (in St Just in Roseland), Falmouth Lifeboat (in Falmouth) and Vertical Blue Adventures (in Porthleven). The adventure continues: get outside with Kernow Coasteering, kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and test your team's savvy at Escape Time - St Ives.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives road trip site.

You can fly from Newcastle to St Ives in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Bristol

— 3 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Venture out of the city with trips to Woodchester Valley Vineyard (in Woodchester), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Gloucester (SUP Gloucester & Trapped Escape Rooms). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, surround yourself with nature on Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, and steep yourself in history at Tewkesbury Abbey.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bristol online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bristol takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Durham.

Things to do in Bristol

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 30th (Mon): make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, and finally test your team's savvy at Escape Rooms Durham.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durham trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bristol to Durham takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Durham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trip

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.
On the 31st (Tue), identify plant and animal life at National Centre for Birds of Prey, then take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens, and then admire the striking features of York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): sample the fine beverages at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd and then hike along Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the York trip builder site.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.