23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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Fly
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Birmingham
— 5 nights
Train
2
York
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oxford
— 4 nights
Drive
4
London
— 6 nights
Train
5
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Birmingham — 5 nights

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gas Street Basin and Winterbourne House and Garden. Appreciate the collections at Ironbridge Gorge Museums and Museum of Royal Worcester. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron (in Coalbrookdale), The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar (in Broadheath) and Much Wenlock Priory (in Much Wenlock). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, see the interesting displays at Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Malvern Priory, and stroll through Charlecote Park.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Birmingham is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Birmingham, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in July, expect Birmingham to be colder, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to take a train to York.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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York — 2 nights

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 20th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Workhouse Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ripon Cathedral, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York vacation builder tool.

You can take a train from Birmingham to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Oxford — 4 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk as well as Stonehenge. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Nuffield Place. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cotswolds Distillery and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: Rollright Stones (in Rollright), St. Edward's Church (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill). There's still lots to do: gain insight at University of Oxford, get engrossed in the history at Pendon Museum, admire the striking features of Magdalen College, and stroll around Oxford University Parks.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford tour itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Oxford by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to London.
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Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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London — 6 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.
You've added The Big Cat Sanctuary, Baker Street, Tower Bridge, and other attractions to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Imperial War Museum London and HMS Belfast. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Natural History Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Lord's Cricket Ground, take a tour of Cutty Sark, take a stroll through Holland Park, and contemplate the long history of Wallace Collection.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Drive from Oxford to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Penrith.
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Penrith — 2 nights

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Brougham Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Hutton in the Forest, then look for gifts at Chestnut House, and finally steep yourself in history at Shap Abbey.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Penrith route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Penrith takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, you will find days in Penrith are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): admire the striking features of Claife Viewing Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Oswald's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, then examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
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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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