38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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York
— 4 nights
Train
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Durham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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London

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saatchi Gallery and Millennium Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Strawberry Hill House & Garden (in Twickenham), Cambridge (Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, University of Cambridge, &more) and Edible Ornamentals (in Chawston). Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Royal Academy of Arts, walk around Richmond Park, explore the world behind art at Sir John Soane's Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to London. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Holburne Museum and Royal Victoria Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Bristol (Bristol City Docks & Bristol Cathedral), Wadworth (in Devizes) and Avebury (Silbury Hill & Avebury Manor). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway, admire the striking features of Vicar's Close, stroll through Forest Falconry, and experience rural life at Peak Hill Llamas.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Bath itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

Gloucester

— 4 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mariners Church and Cotswold Sculpture Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Oxford (Boswell & Co, Fudge Kitchen, &more), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Stanton Country Park (in Swindon).

Plan trip to Gloucester with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Bakewell

— 3 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Land Rover Experience and Claymills Victorian Pumping Station. Get out of town with these interesting Bakewell side-trips: Apedale Heritage Centre (in Chesterton), Keele Hall (in Keele) and Longton Park (in Stoke-on-Trent). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Magpie Mines, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church (Nantwich), step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk, and explore the activities along River Wye.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bakewell trip builder website.

Drive from Gloucester to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland and York Mansion House. Explore York's surroundings by going to River Nidd Waterside Walk (in Knaresborough), St. Peter's Church (in Harrogate) and Fewston Reservoir (in Fewston). There's lots more to do: stop by The Imaginarium, admire the striking features of The Hospitium, contemplate the long history of The Turk's Head, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Priory Church of the Holy Trinity.

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Drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durham Castle and Green Howards Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Hamsterley Forest (in Hamsterley), Yarm (Yarm & Alpaca Alpaca At Leven Valley) and Stockton-on-Tees (Labyrinth Holistic Cafe & Ropner Park). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Auckland Castle, get engrossed in the history at Mining Art Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Seaham Beach, and examine the collection at Tanfield Railway.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planner.

Take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Durham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Cockermouth

— 4 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore hidden gems such as J.B.Banks and Son Ltd and Keswick Brewing Company. Venture out of the city with trips to Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge), Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance (in Lockerbie) and Hetland Garden Centre (in Carrutherstown). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Helvellyn, take a memorable drive along B5289 Road, delve into the mystery of Long Meg and her Daughters, and trek along Central Fells.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cockermouth sightseeing planning tool.

Drive from Durham to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at City Centre Mural Trail and Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Xtreme Karting Falkirk (in Falkirk), Allanwater Brewhouse (in Bridge of Allan) and Stirling (Robert the Bruce Statue & The Alpaca Trekking Centre). There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at St. Enoch Shopping Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, pause for some photo ops at Statue "As Proud As", and take in the waterfront at Luss Pier.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Glasgow driving holiday app.

Drive from Cockermouth to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Shopping · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pickering's Gin Distillery and Photography Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Ben Vrackie (in Pitlochry), Dunkeld (Dunkeld Cathedral & The Hermitage Woodland Walk) and The Black Watch Castle & Museum (in Perth). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, explore the historical opulence of St Andrews Castle, and take in the pleasant sights at Water of Leith Walkway.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.