28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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Fly to Leeds Bradford Airport, Drive to York
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York
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive
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London
— 5 nights
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York — 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get in on the family fun at York Maze. On the next day, get your game on at The York Dungeon, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to York is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Traveling from Dammam in August, expect York to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Fun & Games

Cockermouth — 4 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. Bring the kids along to Catbells Lakeland Walk and The Puzzling Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, hike along Central Fells, and examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth online road trip planner.

Drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature
Side Trips

Glencoe — 3 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Step out of Glencoe to go to Strontian and see Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Glencoe Lochan, stroll through Lost Valley Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Coe Photography Safari, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Glencoe holiday builder site.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Glencoe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cockermouth in August, Glencoe is slightly colder at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Aviemore.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature
Side Trips

Aviemore — 4 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Bring the kids along to North 58 Sea Adventures and Morayvia. Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. And it doesn't end there: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, see the interesting displays at Clan Macpherson Museum, explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, and fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Glencoe to Aviemore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Aviemore sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Theme Parks
Side Trips

Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Edinburgh Castle and Walking tours. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Woolacombe.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Woolacombe — 2 nights

Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and then enjoy the sand and surf at Barricane Beach. Keep things going the next day: hike along Walk - Morte Point Trail, relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Woolacombe trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Woolacombe by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Woolacombe, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Cirencester.
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Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip

Cirencester — 3 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Stand-Up Paddleboarding make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, cool off at WMSki, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Cirencester trip builder app.

You can drive from Woolacombe to Cirencester in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips

London — 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Family-friendly places like Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London road trip tool.

Getting from Cirencester to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

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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