32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom visit planner

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London
— 5 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 7 nights
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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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our London holiday builder app.

Brize Norton to London is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

York

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from York: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford), Doncaster (Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends & The Vulcan Experience) and Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at Le Petit Spa, take a stroll through York Shambles, sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our York attractions website.

Take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Durham

— 3 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Go for a jaunt from Durham to Penrith to see Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to World War One Soldier Sculpture, contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral, go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and boost your wellbeing at Spa at Ramside.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Durham tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 6 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, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder site.

You can take a train from Durham to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Bath

— 5 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 Glastonbury (The Speaking Tree Bookshop, Ham Wall Nature Reserve, &more), Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Abbey & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures) and Gloucester (Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bath journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 7 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. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester), St Saviour's Church (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and delve into the lush surroundings at Cirencester Park.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.