59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
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London
— 6 nights
Train
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Bath
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
Drive
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Warwick
— 3 nights
Drive
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Telford
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive
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York
— 5 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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London — 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and Westminster Abbey. Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Wings Aviation Museum (in Balcombe), Standen (in East Grinstead) and St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route planner.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: high temperatures in London hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Avebury Stone Circle. Brunel's SS Great Britain and The Tank Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells (Mendip Hospital Cemetery, Wells Cathedral, &more), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Avebury (Church of St. James, West Kennet Avenue, &more). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, and contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross.

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

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 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 5 nights

Let the collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Hopewell Colliery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sudeley Castle and Tewkesbury Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard, Berkeley Castle, &more), Raglan Castle (in Raglan) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village, Cotswold Motoring Museum, &more).

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gloucester driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in April, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Warwick.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
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Warwick — 3 nights

Visit Warwick Castle and The Church of St Mary the Virgin for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate St. John's House Museum and British Motor Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon), St Michael's Church (in Steeple Claydon) and National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham).

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

Getting from Gloucester to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Warwick are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Telford.
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Telford — 5 nights

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Chirk Castle and Shobdon Church. Appreciate the collections at Royal Air Force Museum Midlands and Shrewsbury Prison. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Telford: Stourbridge (Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses & The Red House Glass Cone), Dudley (Dudley Zoo and Castle & Black Country Living Museum) and Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Judge's Lodging Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St Leonard's Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannock Chase AONB, and get engrossed in the history at Blists Hill Victorian Town.

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

You can drive from Warwick to Telford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Warwick in April since evenings lows in Telford dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 5 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chatsworth House and Bakewell Old House Museum. Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and International Bomber Command Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (The Natural World Centre, Whisby & Lincoln Cathedral), Newark Air Museum (in Newark-on-Trent) and Cromford Canal (in Cromford). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eyam Museum, get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, go deep underground at Magpie Mines, and pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bakewell tour itinerary site.

Getting from Telford to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bakewell sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 5 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and World Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Merseyside Maritime Museum and Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor), Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints, Plas Mawr, &more) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool road trip site.

Drive from Bakewell to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 5 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some historical perspective at Sizergh Castle and Castlerigg Stone Circle. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Derwent Pencil Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Holker Hall & Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & Holy Trinity Church). There's much more to do: stroll through Muncaster Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and identify plant and animal life at Aira Force Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Ambleside takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.
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York — 5 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.
Let the collections at National Railway Museum and The Vulcan Experience capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Durham Cathedral and Beamish Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Durham (Palace Green, Durham Castle, &more) and Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museum of Victorian Science, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster, and brush up on your military savvy at Kohima Museum.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the York trip builder.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 4 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and The Scottish Crannog Centre. Get some historical perspective at Glasgow Cathedral and Stirling Castle. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Inveraray (Inveraray Jail & Inveraray Castle), Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally) and St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, explore the engaging exhibits at Glasgow Science Centre, admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, and take an in-depth tour of Fairfield Heritage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip builder app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 5 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Eilean Donan Castle and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara), Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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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