31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

New Orleans
Fly:  13​h
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Amesbury
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
Chipping Campden
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
Broadway
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Stowe
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Keswick
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
Carlisle
— Few hours
train:  1​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Balmaha
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
New Orleans

5
days
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 Natural History Museum and Tower of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Hampstead. There's much more to do: browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, and stop by Alexis Jewels.

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New Orleans, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from New Orleans to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Orleans in September, expect nights in London to be cooler, around 51°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amesbury.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum
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National Gallery

1
day
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 relax in the rural setting at Cholderton Charlie's Farm.

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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, #Outdoors

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Wilton Shopping Village, Cholderton Charlie's Farm
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wilton Shopping Village ©
Wilton Shopping Village
Cholderton Charlie's Farm ©
Cholderton Charlie's Farm

3
days
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 Big Pit: National Coal Museum. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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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 go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ham Wall Nature Reserve, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Cheddar Gorge, Big Pit: National Coal Museum
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

3
days
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 Corinium Museum and Mechanical Music 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), Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow) and Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester). 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.

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Drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Ludlow Castle, Hereford Cathedral, Mechanical Music Museum
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Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

2
days
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh, view the masterpieces at Fosse Gallery, and then stroll through Blenheim Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

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You can drive from Cheltenham to Chipping Campden in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Chipping Campden can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broadway.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Blenheim Palace, Moreton in Marsh, Fosse Gallery, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland

1
day
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.

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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, #Trails, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswold Perfumery, Snowshill Manor, Warden's Way
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Cotswold Perfumery ©
Cotswold Perfumery

1
day
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
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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
days
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 S&D Falconry and Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm. Get some cultural insight at Warwick Castle and Holy Trinity Church. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Welcombe Hills, stop by Encore Clothing Agency, take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and experience rural life at Mary Arden's Farm.

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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
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
S&D Falconry ©
S&D Falconry

4
days
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 Grasmere Chocolate Cottage and Ye Olde Friars. Get a sense of the local culture at Muncaster Castle and Lakeland Motor Museum. Explore Keswick's surroundings by going to Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Buttermere, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

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Drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Keswick in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Keswick can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Carlisle.

Things to do in Keswick

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails

Side Trips

Grasmere, Muncaster Castle, Lakeland Motor Museum, The World of Beatrix Potter, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

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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 Oulet Village, then experience rural life 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 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, #Outdoors, #Shopping

Side Trips

Famous Blacksmiths Shop, Gretna Gateway Oulet Village
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Famous Blacksmiths Shop ©
Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Gretna Gateway Oulet Village ©
Gretna Gateway Oulet Village
Walby Farm Park ©
Walby Farm Park

4
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Urbane Art Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, stop by Cranachan & Crowdie, browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and make a trip to Real Mary King's Close.

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Traveling by train from Carlisle to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlisle in October, plan for little chillier nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Balmaha.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
day
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.

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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, Puck's Glen, Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve
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Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Fyne Whiskies ©
Loch Fyne Whiskies

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