33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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7
Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights

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Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Spas). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, head outdoors with West of England Falconry, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath online itinerary builder.

London to Bath is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, relax and rejuvenate at Beautylicious, and stroll through Birdland.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. December in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 20:

Bakewell

— 2 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and then make a trip to Peak District Photography Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Castleton Walk, then stroll through Hardwick Hall and Gardens, and then get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering.

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Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
York is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, go for a walk through York City Walls, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the York tour planner.

Getting from Bakewell to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Ambleside

— 4 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Derwentwater, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head.

Before you visit Ambleside, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 4:

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton and Hove: Tulleys Farm (in Turners Hill), Soar Tour (in Bexhill-on-Sea) and Plaw Hatch Farm (in West Grinstead). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Gustamps, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, and learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Brighton and Hove in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 8:

London

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, examine the collection at The British Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read London trip maker app.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. January in London sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 14:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.