13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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13 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  6 h
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
End: Barcelona

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

Plan my day in Edinburgh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Barcelona, Spain to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Edinburgh. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Cookhouse Gallery, enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, then identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, and finally explore by horseback at Witherslack Hall Equestrian Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, trek along Alpacaly Ever After, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Windermere online road trip planner .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Keswick Brewing Company, Alpacaly Ever After, Jesus Church, Helvellyn
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Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and The Roman Baths (in Bath). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, and have fun at Cotswold Clay Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip builder website .

Getting from Windermere to Cheltenham by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Fun & Games Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cirencester, St. Peter's Church, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Old Baptist Chapel, Cotswolds Distillery
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

4
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, examine the collection at The British Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip planner .

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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