12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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1
Cambridge
— 2 nights
2
York
— 2 nights
3
Windermere
— 4 nights
4
Bakewell
— 2 nights
5
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Cambridge is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, take in nature's colorful creations at Cambridge University Botanic Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Cambridge. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

CryptX, Anglesey Abbey
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The Cambridge Gin Laboratory ©
The Cambridge Gin Laboratory
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School

2
nights
York

York ©
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles.

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Drive from Cambridge to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Shambles ©
York Shambles

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Windermere: Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Mountain Massage Co.), Merz Barn (in Elterwater) and Jesus Church (in Troutbeck). There's much more to do: see Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and explore the activities along Lake Windermere.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Windermere trip planner.

Getting from York to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Keswick, Grasmere, Cliffhanger Rooms, Muncaster Castle
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Cliffhanger Rooms ©
Cliffhanger Rooms

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nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
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. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, Head underground at Peak Cavern, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bakewell tour planner.

Drive from Windermere to Bakewell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Castleton, Ladybower Reservoir
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Shipston on Stour, Hatton Country World
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

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