11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Windermere
— 1 night
Train
4
London
— 4 nights
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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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Edinburgh is an approximately 22-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Jakarta to Edinburgh. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Jakarta in August: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Cockermouth — 1 night

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the activities along Derwentwater, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip tool.

Drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, Cockermouth is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Side Trip

Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Windermere to London in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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