22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
Fly to Manchester Airport, Drive to Horton-in-Ribblesdale
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Horton-in-Ribblesdale
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Elgin
— 1 night
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Braemar
— 2 nights
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Perth
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hampton Court Palace and HMS Belfast. Get some cultural insight at Cutty Sark and Old Royal Naval College. Change things up with a short trip to Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge (about 46 minutes away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with BrakeAway Bike Tours, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London online driving holiday planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London. Traveling from Brisbane in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in London, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Horton-in-Ribblesdale.
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Horton-in-Ribblesdale — 2 nights

Horton in Ribblesdale is a small village and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. On the 14th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Catrigg Force Waterfall and then take in the awesome beauty at Pen-y-ghent. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yorkshire Three Peaks Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pennine Way National Trail.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Horton-in-Ribblesdale trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from London to Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Horton-in-Ribblesdale to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Bridge House, steep yourself in history at Rydal Mount & Gardens, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Oswald's Church.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Horton-in-Ribblesdale to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 18th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin. Keep things going the next day: surround yourself with nature on Isle of Skye Wildlife Tours -Tours and then kick back and relax at Talisker Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye travel site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Isle of Skye takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Inverness.
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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 20th (Wed): take in the history at Culloden Battlefield and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach, then examine the collection at Groam House Museum, and then indulge your senses at Highland Malt Whisky Experience.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Inverness route builder website.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Fri) before leaving for Elgin.
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Elgin — 1 night

Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at The Falconer Museum, see majestic marine mammals with North 58 Sea Adventures, and then get engrossed in the history at Findhorn Heritage and Icehouse.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Elgin trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Elgin takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Elgin are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Braemar.
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Braemar — 2 nights

Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58mi west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. On the 23rd (Sat), stop by Wild Thistle, explore the historical opulence of Kindrochit Castle, and then get outside with Braemar Highland Safaris. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Braemar Castle and then explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Braemar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Elgin to Braemar by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for Perth.
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Perth — 1 night

On the 25th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Greyfriars Burial Ground, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kirk of St. John the Baptist, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Birks of Aberfeldy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip app.

Traveling by car from Braemar to Perth takes 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Tue) before leaving for Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Giles' Cathedral and Dean Village. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Gilmerton Cove. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Surgeons' Hall Museums, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planner.

Getting from Perth to Edinburgh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to London.
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London

On the 29th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at The Monument to the Great Fire of London and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London online trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.
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Historic Sites

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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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Cumbria travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Castles
Most people speed through Cumbria in a mad rush to get to the region’s most popular tourist attractions, the Lake District National Park and Hadrian’s Wall. Despite this unfortunate oversight, for centuries this county of outstanding natural beauty, bustling market towns, and picturesque villages has inspired musicians and writers, including William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it notably contains Scafell Pike, England’s highest point. The region’s history was long characterized by invasions, mass migrations, and repeated bloody land disputes between the English and Scottish. Today, Cumbria stands poised to be invaded by tourists, but for the moment visitors here can enjoy quiet tours of the unspoiled land, dramatic mountain walks, sparkling lakes, and scenic hillside trails.
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Aberdeenshire travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Parks
One of Scotland’s most fascinating regions, Aberdeenshire features a stunning coastline with vast sandy beaches and idyllic fishing villages. This thriving region of fertile farmland and moors is perhaps best known around the world for its production of Angus beef, as well as for a number of well-preserved castles scattered across the countryside. The valley of the River Spey is lined by world-famous whiskey distilleries, which are not only major tourist attractions, but also part of a robust regional industry. Those on vacation in Aberdeenshire will find that the region boasts a strong musical tradition in the form of "bothy ballads," originally sung by farm workers in the region’s Doric dialect. Native speakers consider Doric to be more expressive than English, with many local writers still using elements of the dialect in their work.
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