20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Oxford
— 1 night
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
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Cockermouth
— 1 night
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Patterdale
— 1 night
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Grasmere
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Dumfries
— 2 nights
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Canterbury
— 2 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Cambridge
— 3 nights
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Oxford — 1 night

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Pitt Rivers Museum, meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, gain insight at Balliol College, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Oxford is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -5.5 hour difference. While traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta), expect little chillier days and colder nights in Oxford, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, relax in the rural setting at Stratford Butterfly Farm, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth online vacation planner.

Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Cockermouth in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cockermouth: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Patterdale.
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Patterdale — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn and then take in the dramatic natural features at St Sunday Crag.

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Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Patterdale takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Patterdale are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Grasmere.
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Grasmere — 2 nights

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and then explore the activities along Easedale Tarn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Allan Bank and then don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

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

You can drive from Patterdale to Grasmere in an hour. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, tour the pleasant surroundings at Tarn Hows, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Windermere, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Windermere takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can drive to Dumfries.
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Dumfries — 2 nights

Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Mabie Farm Park and then admire the masterpieces at Drumlanrig Castle. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop and then examine the collection at The Devil's Porridge Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dumfries trip planning website.

You can drive from Windermere to Dumfries in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Dumfries are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Canterbury.
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Canterbury — 2 nights

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, delve into the distant past at St. Augustine's Abbey, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Big Cat Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, make a trip to Dover Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Canterbury trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Dumfries to Canterbury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London holiday app.

Traveling by train from Canterbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can take a train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 3 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate the long history of University of Cambridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, and then explore the activities along The River Cam. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at King's College, University of Cambridge, admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, and finally see the interesting displays at IWM Duxford.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cambridge vacation maker app.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Dumfries and Galloway travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Specialty Museums
The mild climate and gentle landscapes of Dumfries and Galloway unavoidably influence the region’s culture, history, and everyday life. The region includes three National Scenic Areas, with numerous short- and long-distance walking paths and mountain bike trails. The rolling hills and lush valleys of this area hide some of the country’s most idyllic towns. This is one of Scotland’s sunniest regions, boasting some of the finest gardens in the entire country. Long accustomed to welcoming tourists from around the globe, even the smallest of the region’s attractions often include a convenient visitor center and a small local museum.
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