55 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
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Kendal
— 4 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Warwick
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Salisbury
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London
— 6 nights
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Norwich
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Inverness — 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Historylinks Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Culloden Battlefield and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig), Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore) and Drumnadrochit (Corrimony Chambered Cairn & St Ninians Church). And it doesn't end there: cast your line with Fish Loch Ness, make a trip to Clava Cairns, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip itinerary planner.

Liverpool to Inverness is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Liverpool in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Inverness, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara) and Plockton (Plockton Harbour & Calum's Seal Trips). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Loch Coruisk.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow), Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Puzzling Place and Derwent Pencil Museum. Get some cultural insight at Muncaster Castle and Aira Force Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: The Woolly Farm - Alpaca and Llama trekking (in Santon Bridge) and Grange-in-Borrowdale (Holy Trinity Church & Castle Crag). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, and head outdoors with Walla Crag.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip planning website.

Drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cockermouth when traveling from Edinburgh in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kendal.
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Kendal — 4 nights

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sizergh Castle and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kendal: Ambleside (Wray Castle & Loughrigg Fell). There's much more to do: get outside with Lake District Sheepdog Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, push the limits with an extreme tour, and identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kendal trip site.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Kendal takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to York.
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York — 6 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.
Chatsworth House and Treasurer's House will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite), South Cave Falconry (in South Cave) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, wander the streets of York Shambles, see the interesting displays at Museum of Victorian Science, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Kendal to York in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in York are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.
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Warwick — 3 nights

Get some cultural insight at Charlecote Mill and Charlecote Park. Get some historical perspective at Warwick Castle and St. Peter and Vincula (St. Peter in Chains).

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Warwick online journey planner.

You can drive from York to Warwick in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Warwick can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 5 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Sudeley Castle and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Popular historic sites such as Big Pit National Coal Museum and Tewkesbury Abbey are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury) and Barnbury (in Winchcombe).

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. July in Gloucester sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Avebury Stone Circle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at West of England Falconry and Bath Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Somerset Crafts (in Westhay), Wells (Wells Cathedral & Scissor Arches) and Avebury (Avebury Manor, Church of St. James, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, explore the ancient world of Glastonbury Abbey, and get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salisbury.
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Salisbury — 2 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Wilton House and then look for all kinds of wild species at Forest Falconry. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Sarum, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, steep yourself in history at Mompesson House, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Salisbury itinerary planner.

Getting from Bath to Salisbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July in Salisbury, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to go by car to London.
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London — 6 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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to history buffs. Explore London's surroundings by going to West Sussex Falconry (in Compton), St Mary's Church (in Felpham) and Hawking About (in Arundel). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing planning app.

You can drive from Salisbury to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Norwich.
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Norwich — 5 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Norwich Cathedral and Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate will appeal to history buffs. Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum and The 100th Bomb Group Memorial Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Norwich: Happisburgh Owl Barn (in North Walsham), Holkham Hall (in Holkham) and Blickling Estate (in Blickling). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Norfolk Wine School, examine the collection at John Jarrold Printing Museum, make a trip to Surrey House, and steep yourself in history at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Norwich vacation planner.

You can drive from London to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) 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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