18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Durham Tees Valley Airport, Drive to Windermere
— 4 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 1 night
— 6 nights


Windermere — 4 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Windermere: Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Rydal Water (in Rydal). Next up on the itinerary: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, and relax and rejuvenate at Mayela Redondo - Holistic Therapist.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere trip itinerary builder.

Charlotte, USA to Windermere is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to Windermere. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Leeds.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Museums
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Leeds — 2 nights

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the striking features of York Minster, then go for a walk through York City Walls, and then visit York Shambles. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Armouries Museum, then get your game on at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, and then walk around Roundhay Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Leeds online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Leeds takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in May, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping · Museums
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hart Gold and Silversmiths, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Bourton On The Water Cemetery, then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Birdland, and finally don't miss a visit to The Model Village.

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Getting from Leeds to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries
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Bath — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Lymington.
Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Lymington — 6 nights

Lymington is a port town on the west bank of the Lymington River on the Solent, in the New Forest district of Hampshire, England. Explore Lymington's surroundings by going to Salisbury (Sarum College, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more), Paultons Park (in Romsey) and The Needles (in Totland). Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at New Forest National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Solent Rib Charter, view the masterpieces at Robert Perera Fine Art Gallery, walk around Woodside Park, and go for a stroll along the water at Lymington Yacht Haven.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Lymington vacation site.

You can drive from Bath to Lymington in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Lymington, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.

New Forest National Park Hampshire travel guide

Gardens · Nature & Parks · National Parks