16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday builder
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Fly
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Windermere
— 1 night
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our London travel route planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Bath — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, get outside with The Cotswold Range, and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bath holiday planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to fly to Inverness.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Museums
Side Trips

Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). There's still lots to do: stroll through Loch Ness, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Inverness journey builder site.

Getting from Bath to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Theme Parks · Tours · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Edinburgh — 4 nights

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online tour planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Cockermouth — 2 nights

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 1st (Thu): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and then explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cockermouth road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in August since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Windermere trip builder app.

Drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites

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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