27 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

27 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Castleton
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Southampton
— 2 nights
Drive
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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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Adelaide, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9.5 hour difference. In October, Edinburgh is slightly colder than Adelaide - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 2 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, stroll through Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aviemore trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
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Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports
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Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Lakeland Mountain Guides will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Loughrigg Fell and Aira Force Waterfall. There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Cookhouse Gallery, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside online vacation planner.

Drive from Aviemore to Ambleside in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Castleton.
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Castleton — 2 nights

Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. On the 12th (Wed), stroll through Kinder Scout and then trek along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Tideswell, take an exotic tour of Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Castleton online sightseeing planner.

Drive from Ambleside to Castleton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Castleton are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Warwick.
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Warwick — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): stroll around Charlecote Park, steep yourself in history at Collegiate Church of St Mary's, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter and Vincula (St. Peter in Chains). On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, then see the interesting displays at Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Guys Cliffe House.

Make your Warwick itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Castleton to Warwick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get a sense of the local culture at Corinium Museum and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and Westonbirt Arboretum. When in Cirencester, make a side trip to see St Mary's Church in Swinbrook, approximately Swinbrook away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park, make a splash at WMSki, and get outside with Minchinhampton Common.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirencester trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Warwick to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive 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 19th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and then browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Wells Cathedral, and then browse the exhibits of Somerset Crafts.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bath driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Southampton.
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Southampton — 2 nights

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then identify plant and animal life at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of New Forest National Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Southampton travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Southampton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Southampton can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. When in London, make a side trip to see Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay, approximately Billericay away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for London using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Southampton to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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