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 Westminster Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Churchill War Rooms. And it doesn't end there: browse the range of quality goods at Harrods, stop by A&S Jewellery Mfg Ltd, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Spitalfields Market, and explore the world behind art at British Museum.

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-hour flight. You can also 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.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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British Museum ©
British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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.

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, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cholderton Charlie's Farm, Wilton Shopping Village
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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 The Makery. Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar), Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol) and Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, see the interesting displays at Big Pit: National Coal Museum, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bath planner .

You can drive from Amesbury to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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 Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Hereford Cathedral, and get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read Cheltenham trip maker app .

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Cheltenham

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester, Hereford Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Ludlow Castle
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Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

2
days
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 Fine Art, 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, #Shopping, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Blenheim Palace, Moreton in Marsh, Fosse Gallery Fine Art, 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.

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

Cotswold Perfumery, Warden's Way, Snowshill Manor
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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 The Welcombe Hills and Mary Arden's Farm. Get some cultural insight at Warwick Castle and Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. There's much more to do: stop by Encore Clothing Agency, identify plant and animal life at S&D Falconry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find maps and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon travel route planner .

Drive from Stowe to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. In October in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 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, #Outdoors

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

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 do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 55°F in October, and nighttime lows around 47°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, Muncaster Castle, Lake Windermere, Lakeland Motor Museum, Fountains Abbey
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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 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 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Carlisle

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

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

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 Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll explore and learn at Urbane Art Gallery and National Museum of Scotland. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, stop by Highland Gems, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, and get great views at Calton Hill.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel planner .

You can take a train from Carlisle to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Carlisle in October, with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Balmaha.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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.

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

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Shopping

Side Trips

Inveraray, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre, Puck's Glen
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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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