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 National Gallery and Natural History Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at British Museum, stop by Alexis Jewels, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Spitalfields Market, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

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; or do a combination of bus, taxi, 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 Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
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 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

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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 Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights. 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 The Makery.

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 Shopping

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
Ham Wall Nature Reserve ©
Ham Wall Nature Reserve

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 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 Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) 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.

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, Mechanical Music Museum, Ludlow Castle, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Worcester Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

1
night
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.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chipping Campden tour itinerary builder app .

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 Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Moreton in Marsh, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Blenheim Palace, Fosse Gallery
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 Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswold Perfumery, Warden's Way, Snowshill Manor
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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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:
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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
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 S&D Falconry and Mary Arden's Farm. Get some cultural insight at Warwick Castle and Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of The Welcombe Hills, stop by Encore Clothing Agency, experience rural life at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, and tee off at Stratford-upon-Avon Golf Club.

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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

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 Grasmere Chocolate Cottage and Ye Olde Friars. 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), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Keswick using our trip planner.

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, The World of Beatrix Potter, Muncaster Castle, Fountains Abbey, Buttermere
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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 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 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 Outdoors

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
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village ©
Gretna Gateway Outlet Village
Walby Farm Park ©
Walby Farm Park

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: step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, stop by Cranachan & Crowdie, browse the range of quality goods at Jenners, and stroll through Calton Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planning website .

Getting from Carlisle to Edinburgh by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Carlisle in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Edinburgh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Balmaha.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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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, Puck's Glen, Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Scottish Antiques and Arts Centre
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen
Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve ©
Loch Fyne Whiskies ©
Loch Fyne Whiskies

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