32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
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Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Big Cat Sanctuary and BrakeAway Bike Tours. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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

Queenstown, New Zealand to London is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Queenstown to London is minus 12 hours. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.
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Bath — 1 night

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 4th (Sun): take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, then look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, then explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 2 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then stop by The Baobab Tree, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and finally find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): examine the collection at Corinium Museum, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist.

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Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get in touch with nature at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Zipline. Bring the kids along to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House and Lakeland Motor Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Windermere trip app.

You can drive from Cirencester to Windermere in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.
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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. Visiting Catbells Lakeland Walk and Alpacaly Ever After will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Aira Force Waterfall and Castlerigg Stone Circle will thrill your kids. Step out of Cockermouth with an excursion to The Rheged Centre in Penrith--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, explore the galleries of Percy House Gallery, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planner.

Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. August in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get all the information you need at Glencoe Visitor Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Mountain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glen Coe, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glencoe route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Glencoe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cockermouth in August, plan for little chillier nights in Glencoe, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Durness.
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Durness — 3 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Oldshoremore Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Family-friendly places like Balnakeil Beach and Balnakeil Bay will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness visit planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Durness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Durness sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 4 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Carrbridge Artists Studio and Grantown Antiques and Collectables. Family-friendly places like Loch Morlich and Landmark Forest Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Step out of Aviemore to go to Newtonmore and see Highland Folk Museum, which is approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, delve into the lush surroundings at Rothiemurchus, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Aviemore day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Durness to Aviemore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Edinburgh Printmakersfor plenty of shopping. Visit Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Dynamic Earth, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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