17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Ambleside
— 6 nights
Bus to Windermere, Train to London
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London
— 3 nights
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London — 4 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum. Step out of London with an excursion to The Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and make a trip to Big Ben.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jeddah to London due to the time zone difference. In July, London is cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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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 26th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, admire the natural beauty at Longleat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath route planning website.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wildlife
Side Trips

Ambleside — 6 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tarn Hows and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Hawkshead Grammar School Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). There's still lots to do: stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and contemplate the long history of Rydal Mount & Gardens.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside road trip planning app.

You can drive from Bath to Ambleside in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to London.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

London — 3 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tate Modern and Madame Tussauds London. Your inner history buff will appreciate Houses of Parliament and South Bank. Enjoy London some more: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting, and take a stroll through Westminster.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Ambleside to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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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