18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gloucester
— 2 nights
3
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

3
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.
Natural History Museum and The London Film Museum - Covent Garden will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Wallace Collection and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from London: IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, and wander the streets of South Bank.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip site .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Brisbane to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Hampton Court Palace
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

2
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Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Gloucester Life Museum. On the next day, do a tasting at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, then take in the history at In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dore Abbey.

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You can drive from London to Gloucester in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Dore Abbey, In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, Woodchester Valley Vineyard
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In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours ©
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Nature in Art ©
Nature in Art

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
On the 8th (Sun), examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, then learn about all things military at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, and then get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary de Crypt Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Mary and St David.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester trip itinerary builder .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Church of St Mary and St David
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Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
St Mary de Crypt Church ©
St Mary de Crypt Church
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. You'll explore and learn at Haynes International Motor Museum and Gallery 65. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bournemouth Beach and Southbourne Beach. Go for a jaunt from Bournemouth to Sherborne to see Sherborne Abbey about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: sample the tasty concoctions at The Wight Bear Ale House Micropub, enjoy the sand and surf at Alum Chine Beach, examine the collection at Upside Down House, and head outdoors with RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bournemouth online holiday planner .

Drive from Gloucester to Bournemouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Haynes International Motor Museum, Sherborne Abbey
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RockReef Adventure Activity Attraction ©
Haynes International Motor Museum ©
Haynes International Motor Museum
Sherborne Abbey ©
Sherborne Abbey

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and The Scotch Whisky Experience. Edinburgh Castle and Culzean Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Holy Island (The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin & Lindisfarne Priory) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bournemouth to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. You will leave for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Holy Island, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Culzean Castle
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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