18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Coventry
— 2 nights
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Nottingham
— 2 nights
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Carlisle
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 2 nights
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London — 5 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Top Secret Comedy Club, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Big Bus Tours, and other attractions. Step out of London with an excursion to Windsor Castle in Windsor--about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: shop like a local with Harrods and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London route maker app.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Brisbane, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Keep things going the next day: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge and then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary builder app.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Coventry.
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Coventry — 2 nights

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. You've now added Kenilworth Castle to your itinerary. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Coventry Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Coventry day trip site.

Drive from Bath to Coventry in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nottingham.
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Nottingham — 2 nights

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Heights of Abraham, then Head underground at City of Caves, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nottingham online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Coventry to Nottingham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nottingham are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Carlisle.
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Carlisle — 2 nights

Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Carlisle Castle. On the next day, trek along Walltown Crags - Hadrian's Wall, walk around Talkin Tarn Park, and then examine the collection at Solway Aviation Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Carlisle route app.

Traveling by car from Nottingham to Carlisle takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Carlisle can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): make a trip to Manchester Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Manchester Town Hall, get in on the family fun at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester, then get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Carlisle to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly 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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