26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route builder
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chipping Campden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Train
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London
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Bamburgh Beach and St Aiden Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh planning site.

Doha, Qatar to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Edinburgh, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Edinburgh is colder than Doha - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. Head to Chestnut House and Caledonia Parkfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: St. Bees Beach (in St. Bees) and The Rheged Centre (in Penrith). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Jennings Brewery, and sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cockermouth road trip website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cockermouth by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Cockermouth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 13th (Wed), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, then see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and then explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Windermere day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort William travel route app.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Fort William takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 4 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Loch Morlich and Nairn Beach for some beach relaxation. The adventure continues: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, indulge your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inverness online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Chipping Campden.
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Chipping Campden — 3 nights

Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. For shopping fun, head to Cotswold Lavender or The Gallery at The Guild. Step out of Chipping Campden with an excursion to Hook Norton Brewery in Hook Norton--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, walk around Kiftsgate Court Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, and admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chipping Campden trip planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Chipping Campden in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, Chipping Campden is a bit warmer than Inverness - with highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.
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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 24th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Milsom Street, then take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, then take in the exciting artwork at Somerset Crafts, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Weston-Super-Mare Beach.

Plan trip to Bath with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Chipping Campden to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.
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London — 5 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, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, make a trip to Tower of London, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Sat).
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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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