16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
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Oxford
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Birmingham
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Liverpool
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Manchester
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Kendal
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Windermere
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Cockermouth
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Glasgow
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Balmaha
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Callander
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Glencoe
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Fort William
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Inverness
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Foyers
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Invermoriston
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Drumnadrochit
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Edinburgh
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York
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Cambridge
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London
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London — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read London trip maker website.

Bourg-en-Bresse, France to London is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bourg-en-Bresse in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. You'll set off for Oxford on the 13th (Wed).
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Oxford — 1 night

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You've added Cotswolds Distillery, Oxford University Museum of Natural History, University of Oxford, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 13th (Wed), deepen your understanding at University of Oxford, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, delve into the distant past at Hailes Abbey, then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip maker website.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Oxford sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Birmingham.
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Birmingham

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 14th (Thu), take a stroll through Gas Street Basin.

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You can drive from Oxford to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Birmingham are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Liverpool.
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Liverpool

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn about all things military at Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience and then examine the collection at Quirky Quarter.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool vacation builder website.

Getting from Birmingham to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

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.
To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manchester travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sat) before leaving for Kendal.
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Kendal

Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Ruskin's View.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kendal attractions tool.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Kendal takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael and All Angels Church, Hawkshead, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Jenkin Crag, get all the information you need at Brockhole on Windermere, explore by horseback at Lakeland Pony Trek, then examine the collection at Windermere Jetty, Museum of Boats, Steam and Stories, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Kendal to Windermere by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth

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. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Percy House Gallery, then see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and then identify plant and animal life at Dubwath Silver Meadows.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cockermouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cockermouth takes 1.5 hours. In July in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cockermouth in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Glasgow, with lows of 12°C. You'll set off for Balmaha on the 18th (Mon).
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Balmaha — 1 night

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Balmaha trip planning website.

Drive from Glasgow to Balmaha in an hour. July in Balmaha sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Callander.
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Callander — 1 day

Callander is a small town in the council area of Stirling, Scotland, situated on the River Teith. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Inchmahome Priory, then explore the striking landscape at Samson's Putting Stone, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Luti, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Callander trip planner.

Drive from Balmaha to Callander in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Callander can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
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Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip planner.

You can drive from Callander to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. You'll set off for Fort William on the 19th (Tue).
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Fort William

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary builder.

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe. On the 19th (Tue), you'll travel to Inverness.
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Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary builder website.

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 19th (Tue), you're off to Foyers.
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Foyers — 1 night

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Foyers trip planner.

Drive from Inverness to Foyers in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Invermoriston.
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Invermoriston

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Invermoriston journey planner.

You can drive from Foyers to Invermoriston in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. You will leave for Drumnadrochit on the 20th (Wed).
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Drumnadrochit — 1 night

Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit trip itinerary builder.

Drumnadrochit is just a stone's throw from Invermoriston. July in Drumnadrochit sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): examine the collection at The Chocolatarium, get engrossed in the history at Surgeons' Hall Museums, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, then step into the grandiose world of Craigmillar Castle, then contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, and finally kick back and relax at Portobello Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Georgian House, steep yourself in history at Dean Village, then admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Grassmarket.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh holiday planner.

You can drive from Drumnadrochit to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to York.
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York — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, then hike along River Nidd Waterside Walk, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Merchant Adventurers' Hall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and then contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York vacation maker tool.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 1 night

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cambridge holiday planner.

Drive from York to Cambridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Mon) before leaving for London.
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London — 2 nights

On the 25th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of British Library, explore the landscape on two wheels at BrakeAway Bike Tours, then see the interesting displays at Cutty Sark, then contemplate the long history of Old Royal Naval College, and finally wander the streets of Greenwich. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of London, explore the world behind art at Kenwood House, then tour or see a game at Lord's Cricket Ground, then explore the world behind art at The Courtauld Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Westminster.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London vacation builder app.

Traveling by train from Cambridge to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.
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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.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Waterfalls · Nightlife

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.
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Loch Ness Region travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.
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