20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 3 nights
2
Bath
— 3 nights
3
Newquay
— 3 nights
4
Alnwick
— 3 nights
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Buckingham Palace and National Gallery. Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museums, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London road trip planner.

Cleveland, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cleveland in September: high temperatures in London hover around °F and lows are around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at Bath Abbey and No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wells Cathedral and The Roman Baths. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester), The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Lacock Abbey (in Lacock). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum, Wells Cathedral, Lacock Abbey
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No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

3
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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum and Penlee House Gallery & Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Tintagel Castle and Fistral Beach Bar. Venture out of the city with trips to Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), St Ives (Porthminster Beach & Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden) and Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay). It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Newquay travel route planner.

Drive from Bath to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Tintagel Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Perranporth Beach
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Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

3
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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Alnwick Garden and Bamburgh Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cragside House and Gardens and National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle. Take a break from Alnwick with a short trip to Lindisfarne Priory in Holy Island, about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Newquay to Alnwick takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Seahouses, Bamburgh, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
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Warkworth Castle & Hermitage ©
Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. On the 16th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, thenexamine the collection at West Highland Museum, thensteep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, thenappreciate the views at Glen Coe, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Fort William trip planning website.

Drive from Alnwick to Fort William in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glen Coe
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Surgeons' Hall Museums and Royal Yacht Britannia. Visit Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: St. Andrews (Eden Mill, St Andrews Cathedral, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Golf

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Rosslyn Chapel
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St Andrews Links ©
St Andrews Links
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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