16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner
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London
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly
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Warwick
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London — 2 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.
Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, make a trip to Big Ben, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to London. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

York — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then don't miss a visit to Castle Howard, and finally go for a walk through York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the York travel planner.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, daily temperatures in York can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambleside.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, steep yourself in history at Townend, and then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip website.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Visit Palace of Holyroodhouse and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Ninians Church, and then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip maker site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Warwick.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Side Trips

Warwick — 1 night

On the 13th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Michael, make a trip to Charlecote Mill, then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Guys Cliffe House.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Warwick trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Warwick takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Inverness in October, Warwick is a bit warmer at night with lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Historic Sites
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Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Stonehenge and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Castle Combe Village and Avebury Stone Circle. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

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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