36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 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.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning tool.

Oslo, Norway to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Oslo to Edinburgh. Traveling from Oslo in December, Edinburgh is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Ambleside

— 4 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

York

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield) and Manchester (Manchester Town Hall & Manchester Cathedral). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, and go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the York journey app.

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 4 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen), Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury) and Bollington Arts Centre (in Bollington). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, make a trip to Peak District Photography Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk, and surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakewell trip planner.

Drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 5 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: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, stroll through Birdland, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautylicious.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Bakewell to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Spas

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Spas) and Gallery Pangolin (in Stroud). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and tour the pleasant surroundings at American Museum & Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bath tour planning site.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brighton and Hove: Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill), Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne) and Sussex High Weald Dairy (in Horsted Keynes). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Gustamps, walk around Seven Sisters Country Park, do sightseeing your way with Brighton Food Tours, and relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Brighton and Hove day trip planning website.

Take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Spas

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.