31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  13​h
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Amesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Chipping Campden
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
6
Broadway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Keswick
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
10
Carlisle
— 1 day
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Balmaha
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: New Orleans

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Tower of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Churchill War Rooms and Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, hunt for treasures at Old Spitalfields Market, shop like a local with Harrods, and stop by Alexis Jewels.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our London holiday planning tool .

New Orleans, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New Orleans to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Orleans in September, plan for slightly colder days in London, with highs around 67°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amesbury.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

1
night
Amesbury

Amesbury ©
Amesbury is a town and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. On the 21st (Fri), make a trip to Stonehenge, look for gifts at Wilton Shopping Village, and then admire all the interesting features of Cholderton Charlie's Farm.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amesbury journey planner .

Getting from London to Amesbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Amesbury

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wilton Shopping Village, Cholderton Charlie's Farm
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Cholderton Charlie's Farm ©
Cholderton Charlie's Farm
Wilton Shopping Village ©
Wilton Shopping Village

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pulteney Bridge and Oldfield Park Bookshop. Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon) and Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Amesbury to Bath takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cheddar Gorge, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Ham Wall Nature Reserve, Brunel's SS Great Britain
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum

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. Let the collections at Mechanical Music Museum and Corinium Museum capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Treasure Seekers Gift Shop and Swindon Designer Outlet. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester) and Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey, admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks, and contemplate the long history of Hereford Cathedral.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham road trip planning website .

Take a train from Bath to Cheltenham in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester, Hereford Cathedral, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Worcester Cathedral, Corinium Museum
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Mechanical Music Museum ©
Mechanical Music Museum
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre

1
night
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): wander the streets of Moreton in Marsh, then shop like a local with Fosse Gallery, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Blenheim Palace. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chipping Campden day trip site .

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Chipping Campden takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broadway.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton in Marsh, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Fosse Gallery, Blenheim Palace
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland

1
night
Broadway

Broadway ©
Broadway is a large village and civil parish within the Cotswolds, located in the county of Worcestershire, England. On the 30th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, then stop by Cotswold Perfumery, and then trek along Warden's Way.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broadway trip itinerary builder app .

Broadway is just a stone's throw from Chipping Campden. In September in Broadway, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Stowe.

Things to do in Broadway

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Snowshill Manor, Warden's Way, Cotswold Perfumery
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Perfumery ©
Cotswold Perfumery

1
night
Stowe

Stowe ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Evenley Wood Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter and St Paul's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust Stowe, and finally admire the striking features of Stowe House.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Stowe sightseeing website .

You can drive from Broadway to Stowe in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Stowe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Buckingham, Evenley Wood Garden
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:
Highlights from your plan
Evenley Wood Garden ©
Evenley Wood Garden
National Trust Stowe ©
National Trust Stowe
St Peter and St Paul's Church ©
St Peter and St Paul's Church

3
nights
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. Get outdoors at The Welcombe Hills and Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm. Get some cultural insight at Warwick Castle and Holy Trinity Church. The adventure continues: stop by Encore Clothing Agency, identify plant and animal life at S&D Falconry, steep yourself in history at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and tee off at Stratford-upon-Avon Golf Club.

Start your trip to Stratford-upon-Avon by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Stowe to Stratford-upon-Avon takes an hour. October in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Keswick.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Warwick
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
S&D Falconry ©
S&D Falconry

5
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Grasmere Chocolate Cottage. Get a sense of the local culture at Lakeland Motor Museum and The World of Beatrix Potter. Explore Keswick's surroundings by going to Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Buttermere, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and look for gifts at Ye Olde Friars.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Keswick online holiday planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Keswick in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grasmere, The World of Beatrix Potter, Buttermere, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Lake Windermere
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Buttermere ©
Buttermere

1
day
Carlisle

Carlisle ©
Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. On the 9th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Famous Blacksmiths Shop, then get some fabulous bargains at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, then explore and take pictures at Walby Farm Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Carlisle trip planner .

You can drive from Keswick to Carlisle in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Carlisle

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gretna Gateway Outlet Village, Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 10:
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Famous Blacksmiths Shop ©
Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village ©
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Urbane Art Gallery. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, look for gifts at Cranachan & Crowdie, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Edinburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can take a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Carlisle in October, with lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Balmaha.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Balmaha

Balmaha ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Puck's Glen, then stop by Loch Fyne Whiskies, and then take an in-depth tour of Inveraray Jail.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Balmaha day trip planning tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Balmaha by car takes about 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Balmaha can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Balmaha

Wildlife Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Inveraray, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, Puck's Glen
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©

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