38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 1 night
2
Buckfastleigh
— 1 night
3
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 day
4
Alnwick
— 2 nights
5
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
6
Bath
— 2 nights
7
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
8
Gloucester
— 2 nights
9
Manchester
— 3 nights
10
Glenridding
— 2 nights
11
Windermere
— 2 nights
12
Alnwick
— 3 nights
13
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
14
Stirling
— 3 nights
15
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
16
Applecross
— 2 nights
17
Inverness
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the world behind art at National Gallery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, thendon't miss a visit to Tower of London, and finally don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, thenmake a trip to Buckingham Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the London tour builder tool.

Washington DC, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Washington DC to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Buckfastleigh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

1
night
Buckfastleigh

Buckfastleigh ©
Buckfastleigh is a small market town and civil parish in Devon, England situated beside the Devon Expressway (A38) at the edge of the Dartmoor National Park. On the 6th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Buckfast Abbey and then look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Buckfastleigh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from London to Buckfastleigh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Buckfastleigh

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Buckfast Abbey ©
Buckfast Abbey

1
day
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Skara Brae, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, delve into the distant past at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, thencontemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, thenget to know the fascinating history of Orkneyinga Saga Centre, and finally explore the ancient world of Maeshowe.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Stromness trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Buckfastleigh to Stromness in 10 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Stromness sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stenness, Orkneyinga Saga Centre
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Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Orkneyinga Saga Centre ©
Orkneyinga Saga Centre

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nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, thenbrowse the exhibits of The Bakehouse Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, thenenjoy the sand and surf at St Aiden Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alnwick road trip tool.

You can fly from Stromness to Alnwick in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In June, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens
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Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, thenexplore the historical opulence of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Gullane Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Elie Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Gullane Beach, Elie Beach
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:
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St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Gullane Beach ©
Gullane Beach

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, thensee the interesting displays at Haynes International Motor Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sherborne Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Dyrham Park, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Tintern Abbey, thenget to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Lacock Abbey.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bath journey builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Haynes International Motor Museum, Dyrham Park, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Tintern Abbey, Lacock Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

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. On the 14th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church and then steep yourself in history at Coughton Court. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Chedworth Roman Villa, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and then meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Bath to Cheltenham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Birdland, Holy Trinity Church, Coughton Court, Sudeley Castle, Tewkesbury Battlefield
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Coughton Court ©
Coughton Court
Birdland ©
Birdland

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Llanthony Secunda Priory, identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, thencontemplate the long history of Newark Park, and finally steep yourself in history at National Trust - Brockhampton Estate. Here are some ideas for day two: whizz through the canopy at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, thendelve into the lush surroundings at The Forest of Dean, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gloucester day trip planning app.

Gloucester is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. In June, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manchester.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, National Trust - Brockhampton Estate, The Forest of Dean, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Newark Park
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:
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WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

3
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary and then shop like a local with Chatsworth House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manchester vacation builder app.

Drive from Gloucester to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Gloucester in June since evenings lows in Manchester dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Glenridding.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Liverpool, Chatsworth House, West Kirby Beach, Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:
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Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary ©
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Glenridding

Glenridding ©
Glenridding is a village at the southern end of Ullswater, in the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): head outdoors with Alpacaly Ever After, thenhike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, thenget all the information you need at Keswick Information Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Castlerigg Stone Circle. On the next day, delve into the lush surroundings at Ennerdale Water, thenexamine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and then hike along Helvellyn.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Glenridding online tour planner.

You can drive from Manchester to Glenridding in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Glenridding are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Glenridding

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Ennerdale Water
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

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nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St Martin's Church, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and finally explore the ancient world of Furness Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Wast Water, explore the historical opulence of Muncaster Castle, and then explore the ancient world of Hardknott Roman Fort.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Windermere day trip app.

Getting from Glenridding to Windermere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Ambleside, St Martin's Church, Predator Experience, Furness Abbey, Muncaster Castle
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:
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Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

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Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Brinkburn Priory. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, thendon't miss a visit to Lady Waterford Hall, thenexplore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Alnwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Seahouses, Berwick upon Tweed, Holy Island, Brinkburn Priory, Ross Back Sands Beach
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Lindisfarne Castle ©
Lindisfarne Castle

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
On the 29th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Scottish Deer Centre and then kick back and relax at St Andrews West Sands Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk, thenstroll through BobCat Alpacas, and finally make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planning app.

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

St Andrews West Sands Beach, The Scottish Deer Centre
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk
The Scottish Deer Centre ©
The Scottish Deer Centre
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Dunblane Cathedral, thenappreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, and then take in the history at Stirling Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): get outside with The Birks of Aberfeldy, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Menzies.

Make your Stirling itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Stirling sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, Dunkeld, Dunblane Cathedral
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
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National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Castle Menzies ©
Castle Menzies

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church, thenstroll through Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, thencontemplate the long history of Dun Beag Broch, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Columba's Isle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing and then enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye travel tool.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Stirling in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Applecross.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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Applecross

Applecross ©
The Applecross peninsula is a peninsula in Wester Ross, Highland, on the north west coast of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Applecross day trip app.

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Applecross with the Route module. July in Applecross sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Applecross

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Gairloch, Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:
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Bealach na Ba Viewpoint ©
Bealach na Ba Viewpoint
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Museum

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nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort George, thentake in the history at Culloden Battlefield, thencontemplate the long history of Beauly Priory, and finally browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Applecross to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

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