17 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

17 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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17 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  14​h
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Whitby
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Newquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Bath
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


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2
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. On the 2nd (Sat), have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Penrith tour website .

Mumbai, India to Penrith is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Penrith. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Penrith reach 17°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Keswick, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Carlisle Cathedral, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Vindolanda
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

2
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach, and then make a trip to Whitby Harbour. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey, then appreciate the extensive heritage of 199 Steps, then kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach, and finally stroll through Whitby Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitby trip planner .

Drive from Penrith to Whitby in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Whitby can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Whitby

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Peasholm Park, Filey Beach
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Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach
Whitby Beach ©
Whitby Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, stroll around Princes Street Gardens, and then admire the landmark architecture of Falkirk Wheel.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Whitby to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Falkirk Wheel
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The Scotch Whisky Experience ©
The Scotch Whisky Experience
Falkirk Wheel ©
Falkirk Wheel

1
night
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): wander the streets of The Lanes, look for gifts at Gustamps, then wander the streets of North Laine, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Drusillas Park.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove visit app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Drusillas Park
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Gustamps ©
Gustamps
North Laine ©
North Laine
The Lanes ©
The Lanes

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Donkey Sanctuary and Abbotsbury Swannery. You'll get in some beach time at Hengistbury Head Beach and Weymouth Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weymouth: Swanage (Swanage Museum & Heritage Centre, Durlston Country Park, & more). There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Weymouth online trip planner .

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Weymouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Swanage, Hengistbury Head Beach, The Donkey Sanctuary, Monkey World
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Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Trebah Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Michael's Mount, and then kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at National Lobster Hatchery, take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and then stroll through Fistral Beach Bar.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay trip maker tool .

Getting from Weymouth to Newquay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, National Lobster Hatchery, Perranporth Beach, Trebah Garden, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
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Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and Goodrich Castle. Shop till you drop at Pulteney Bridge and Mottisfont Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Malvern Hills (in Great Malvern), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bath travel planner .

You can drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bristol, Goodrich Castle, Malvern Hills, Mottisfont Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge
Malvern Hills ©
Malvern Hills
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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