28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 1 day
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Chipping Campden
— 3 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
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Borrowdale
— 2 nights
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Oban
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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London
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London — 1 day

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the London road trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. On the 26th (Tue), you'll travel to Bath.
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Tours

Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Longleat (in Warminster), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Bristol Cathedral). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, make a trip to Sally Lunn's Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of The Circus.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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London — 4 nights

Explore London further: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our London visit website.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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. Take a break from Chipping Campden with a short trip to Hook Norton Brewery in Hook Norton, about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and get into the urban bustle at The Regal Cinema.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chipping Campden trip planning site.

You can drive from London to Chipping Campden in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January in Chipping Campden, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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Liverpool — 3 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, explore the world behind art at Tate Liverpool, then get curious at Science and Industry Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North, and finally steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Chipping Campden to Liverpool by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Borrowdale.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Side Trips

Borrowdale — 2 nights

Borrowdale is a valley and civil parish in the English Lake District in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England.Borrowdale lies within the historic county boundaries of Cumberland, and is sometimes referred to as Cumberland Borrowdale to distinguish it from another Borrowdale in the historic county of Westmorland.GeographyThe valley rises in the central Lake District and runs north carrying the River Derwent into the lake of Derwent Water. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at King's How and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Thirlmere, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Borrowdale day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Liverpool to Borrowdale in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Oban.
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Oban — 2 nights

Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 10th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to McCaig's Tower, surround yourself with nature on Allan's Boat Trips, and then sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Oban trip site.

Getting from Borrowdale to Oban by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 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, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

You can drive from Oban to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oban in January, Edinburgh is slightly colder at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Durham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Durham — 2 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a dose of the wild on North Star Alpacas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Roker & Seaburn Beaches, and then make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Crook Hall & Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Durham Cathedral.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Durham trip planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the train to York.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
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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 17th (Wed), learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit York Shambles, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and then go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the York sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

London — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London trip builder.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Museums

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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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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