56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom planner

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London
— 6 nights
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Faversham
— 5 nights
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Oxford
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 6 nights
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Cullompton
— 4 nights
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Shrewsbury
— 5 nights
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Castleton
— 3 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Penrith
— 5 nights
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Kingussie
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Visit Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms for their historical value. Step out of London with an excursion to Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our London online attractions planner.

Liverpool to London is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. March in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Faversham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Faversham

— 5 nights
Faversham is a market town and civil parish in the Swale district of Kent, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Faversham: Motney Hill Reserve (in Rainham), Maidstone (Kent Owl Academy & Vinters Valley Nature Reserve) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Joe's Bows, test your problem-solving skills at Time2Escape, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and get the lay of the land with Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Faversham online tour itinerary builder.

Drive from London to Faversham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Faversham

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Oxford

— 5 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Let the collections at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Warwick Castle and Tudor World. Venture out of the city with trips to UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham), Cheltenham (Cheltenham Minster & Walks With Hawks) and Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences (in Church Langton). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, take an in-depth tour of Market Hall Museum, Warwick, test your problem-solving skills at Escape Live Stratford-upon-Avon, and admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip planner.

You can drive from Faversham to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Oxford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Bath

— 6 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Big Pit National Coal Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Somerset Crafts and Stonehenge. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Glastonbury (White Spring Well & Temple & St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses), Caveclimb.com (in Cheddar) and West Kennet Avenue (in Avebury). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry, and contemplate the long history of St Mary Redcliffe Church.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cullompton.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Cullompton

— 4 nights
Cullompton is a town and civil parish in the district of Mid Devon and the county of Devon, England, locally known as Cully. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckfast Abbey and Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life. Explore Cullompton's surroundings by going to Hawkridge Bird of Prey Centre (in Exmouth), North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Croyde) and South West Deer Rescue (in Crewkerne). It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Yarak Bird of Prey and admire the striking features of The Oxenham Arms and South Zeal Standing Stone Dartmoor Devon.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cullompton trip maker.

Getting from Bath to Cullompton by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. March in Cullompton sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Shrewsbury.

Things to do in Cullompton

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Shrewsbury

— 5 nights
Shrewsbury ) is the county town of Shropshire, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Conwy Castle and Enginuity. You'll explore and learn at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Broseley Pipeworks. Venture out of the city with trips to Blists Hill Victorian Town (in Ironbridge), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture (in Coalbrookdale). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Battlefield Falconry Centre, see the interesting displays at Gladstone Pottery Museum, surround yourself with nature on Welsh Overland Safari, and make a trip to Malvern Hills.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Shrewsbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cullompton to Shrewsbury takes 3.5 hours. In March in Shrewsbury, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Castleton.

Things to do in Shrewsbury

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

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 some historical perspective at Eyam Plague Village Museum and Eyam Hall & Craft Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Anne's Church, Baslow and St Michael's and All Angels Church. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, hike along Longshaw Estate, look for all kinds of wild species at Ladybower Fisheries, and take in the dramatic natural features at Over Owler Tor.

To find reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Castleton travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Shrewsbury to Castleton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daytime highs in Castleton are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Castleton

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

York

— 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. York City Walls and Durham Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford) and Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, wander the streets of York Shambles, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and examine the collection at The York Dungeon.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the York online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Castleton to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in York are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Penrith

— 5 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and The Puzzling Place. Get a sense of the local culture at Aira Force Waterfall and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Lakeland Mountain Guides (in Dearham) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry Days, and hike along The Howk.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Penrith trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Penrith

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Glencoe Lochan, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then take a peaceful walk through Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe & Dalness, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and then explore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Glencoe holiday app.

Getting from Penrith to Glencoe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, tram, flight, and bus. Traveling from Penrith in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 3°C in Glencoe. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kingussie.

Things to do in Glencoe

Wildlife · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kingussie

— 2 nights
Kingussie is a small town in the Highland region of Scotland. On the 18th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, then take an exotic tour of Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, and finally see Aviemore, Quad Bike Treks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB - Insh Marshes, identify plant and animal life at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Craigellachie National Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kingussie trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Kingussie in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kingussie

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
National Museum of Scotland and Stills Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum & Scuba & Snorkeling), Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane) and House of Hardy Fishing Tackle Museum (in Alnwick). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and look for all kinds of wild species at Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Kingussie to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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.