27 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

27 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom itinerary planner
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Aviemore
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
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Castleton
— 2 nights
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Southampton
— 2 nights
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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.
Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum capture your imagination. Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to Calton Hill, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Adelaide, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Edinburgh is minus 9.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in October, things will get slightly colder in Edinburgh: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aviemore.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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. On the 7th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Cairngorm Mountain. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Ruthven Barracks, then examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Aviemore trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports · Parks
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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 9th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth, and then take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, then examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip builder website.

You can drive from Aviemore to Fort William in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visiting Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Tarn Hows will get you outdoors. Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Ambleside to Windermere to see Lake Windermere about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Loughrigg Fell, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, grab your bike and head to Grizedale Forest, and step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Ambleside takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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 14th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, take an in-depth tour of Eyam Museum, and then get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kinder Scout, then Head underground at Peak Cavern, and then hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill.

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Drive from Ambleside to Castleton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Cotswold Motoring Museum and Corinium Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get some historical perspective at St. Mary's Church and Cirencester Amphitheatre. And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Cotswold Range, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, look for all kinds of wild species at Cirencester Park, and contemplate the long history of Chedworth Roman Villa.

For maps and tourist information, go to the Cirencester travel planning tool.

You can drive from Castleton to Cirencester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) 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 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, then explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Longleat, then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, and then explore the stunning scenery at Cheddar Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car 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. On the 21st (Fri), admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Winchester City Mill.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Southampton trip website.

You can drive from Bath to Southampton in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daytime highs in Southampton are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time 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.
National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Coda Falconry and BrakeAway Bike Tours. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at Tate Modern.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London trip maker tool.

Getting from Southampton to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. 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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