20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner
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London
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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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.
National Gallery and Westminster Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, make a trip to Big Ben, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the London itinerary planning app.

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. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Jeddah to London. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in November; daily highs in London reach 13°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites

Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Victoria Art Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Bath Abbey. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Way2go Adventures (in Coleford) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). The adventure continues: stop by Fudge Kitchen.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bath sightseeing 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 (Thu) early enough to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 2 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): let the river carry you with Rapid Horizons, then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and then view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Grindleford Community Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bakewell takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 3 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. Museum-lovers will get to explore J.B.Banks and Son Ltd and Derwent Pencil Museum. Helvellyn and Aira Force Waterfall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Hallin Fell in Pooley Bridge (about 54 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, kick your exploration up a notch at Go Ape Whinlatter, and find your balance on the water with Lake District Paddle Boarding.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth travel site.

Getting from Bakewell to Cockermouth by car takes about 3.5 hours. November in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 3 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Get in touch with nature at Glencoe Lochan and Glen Coe. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Arisaig Sea Kayak Centre) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). There's much more to do: get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

Discover how to plan a Fort William trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Fort William in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Drumnadrochit.
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Drumnadrochit — 1 night

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stop by Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then view the masterpieces at Kilmorack Gallery, and then identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Drumnadrochit travel planner.

Getting from Fort William to Drumnadrochit by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Drumnadrochit are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the exciting artwork at The Red Door Gallery, step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, and get a sense of history and politics at The Scottish Parliament.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight 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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