23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 1 night
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Edinburgh
— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London journey planner.

Tucson, USA to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Tucson in June, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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 14th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St Cuthbert's parish Church, admire the landmark architecture of Wells Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally explore the galleries of The Roman Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Westonbirt Arboretum, admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bath online vacation planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh — 1 night

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Batsford Arboretum, then get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Moreton-in-Marsh trip builder tool.

Drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.
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Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 17th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Holehird Gardens, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Windermere trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Windermere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trips

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Wast Water (in Wasdale Head). And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.
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Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors
Side Trips

Fort William — 1 night

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. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Fort William road trip planner.

Getting from Cockermouth to Fort William by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trip

Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Dornoch (The Carnegie Whisky Cellars & Janet Horne Memorial Stone). There's much more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along River Ness, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, and take an unorthodox tour of Loch Ness.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Side Trips

Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip app.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel 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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