4 days in United Kingdom & Cotswolds Itinerary

4 days in United Kingdom & Cotswolds Itinerary

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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.
On the 18th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Tower of London, browse the eclectic array of goods at cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London holiday site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping


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On the 20th (Sat), browse for treasures at The New Gloucester Antiques Centre, look for gifts at Treasure Seekers Gift Shop, learn something new at Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre, then browse the exhibits of Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Barn Owl Centre.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester online travel route builder.

You can drive from London to Gloucester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Gloucester

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Classes

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Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and then get great views at Calton Hill.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can fly from Gloucester to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gloucester in April, Edinburgh is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

United Kingdom travel guide

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

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.