13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner
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Cockermouth
— 1 day
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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3
Durness
— 2 nights
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4
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly
5
London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
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7
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 1 night
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Cockermouth — 1 day

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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth road trip planning site.

Manchester to Cockermouth is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Trails · Nature · Historic Sites
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Traveling from Cockermouth in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edinburgh, with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Durness.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Durness — 2 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, and then kick back and relax at Polin Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Durness online tour planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Durness in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Durness are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Fort George, then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, and finally delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness journey app.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Inverness, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Historic Sites · Parks
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London — 3 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, make a trip to Tower Bridge, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and stroll around Hyde Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Inverness in August, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 1st (Thu), get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then steep yourself in history at Avebury Manor, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. James.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bath online holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 1 night

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh trip planning site.

Getting from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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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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