35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Salisbury
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
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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. Visit Chatsworth House and All Saints Church for their historical value. Revolution House and Bakewell Old House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, get to know the fascinating history of Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk, admire the natural beauty at Bath Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Holy Trinity Parish Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bakewell trip itinerary planning app.

Manchester to Bakewell is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bakewell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the galleries of Dorchester Abbey, steep yourself in history at Hughenden Manor, then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church. On your second day here, admire the striking features of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, then admire the masterpieces at Christ Church Picture Gallery, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford attractions planner.

Getting from Bakewell to Oxford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oxford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step out of the city life by going to Longleat and West of England Falconry. Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle Combe Village and Longleat House. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe Church & Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) and Avebury (Avebury Manor & West Kennet Long Barrow). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, steep yourself in history at Bath Street, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bath trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salisbury.
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Salisbury — 3 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Appreciate the collections at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and The Salisbury Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Winchester Buttercross. Change things up with these side-trips from Salisbury: Highcliffe Beach (in Highcliffe) and Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood). There's still lots to do: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, admire the striking features of Arundells, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stonehenge Public Access Footpath, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Salisbury visit planner.

Drive from Bath to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 4 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Petworth House and Park and Standen. Let the collections at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Pallant House Gallery (in Chichester), Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, wander the streets of Kemptown, and learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Salisbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.
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Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

London — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster and The Courtauld Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban (in St. Albans) and The Snow Centre (in Hemel Hempstead). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, make a trip to Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Brighton and Hove to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich — 4 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Popular historic sites such as Norwich Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Norfolk Snowsports Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (in Walsingham), Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes (in Cley Next the Sea) and Winterton Dunes (in Winterton-on-Sea). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Norfolk Wine School, steep yourself in history at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, wander the streets of Tombland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wymondham Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Norwich vacation tool.

Traveling by car from London to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. January in Norwich sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 4 nights

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.
Popular historic sites such as York City Walls and Fishergate Postern Tower are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Step out of York with an excursion to Snozone in Castleford--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, take a stroll through York Shambles, and get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York online attractions planner.

Drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Surgeons' Hall Museums and Museum on the Mound will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirkyard are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, steep yourself in history at Gilmerton Cove, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions site.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oswald's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, then look for gifts at Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins, and finally scramble along the landscape with Mountain Journeys.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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