39 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

39 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 3 nights
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Windsor
— 2 nights
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Salisbury
— 1 night
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Bath
— 2 nights
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Cardiff
— 5 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
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Brecon
— 1 night
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Cardigan
— 2 nights
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Barmouth
— 1 night
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Llangollen
— 2 nights
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
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Liverpool
— 1 night
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Cambridge
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London — 3 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.
You've now added Clarence House to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our London day trip planning website.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Windsor.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Windsor — 2 nights

Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. George's Chapel, then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, and finally admire the local landmark of Jubilee Fountain. Here are some ideas for day two: hit the slopes at The Snow Centre, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Windsor & Eton Brewery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Windsor online visit planner.

You can drive from London to Windsor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Salisbury.
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Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Salisbury — 1 night

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 21st (Wed), examine the collection at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, get engrossed in the history at The Salisbury Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the history at History Hunt - SALISBURY. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, then see the interesting displays at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, then take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Stonehenge Public Access Footpath.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Salisbury travel route planner.

You can drive from Windsor to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:

Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Longleat, then admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bath online tour planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to St Ives.
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Find places to stay Dec 22 — 24:

St Ives — 2 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay, stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Cornwall Coast Path, look for all kinds of wild species at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, then view the masterpieces at The Penwith Gallery, and finally go for a walk through St Ives Bay.

For photos and tourist information, read our St Ives trip tool.

Getting from Bath to St Ives by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.
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Find places to stay Dec 24 — 26:

Cardiff — 5 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Swansea (Dylan Thomas Birthplace, Langland Bay, &more) and Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat Station (in Porthcawl). And it doesn't end there: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, tee off at Tee It Up, appreciate the history behind Statue of John Batchelor, and examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cardiff online trip planner.

Getting from St Ives to Cardiff by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Cardiff, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 nights

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): learn insider's secrets on Shakespeare Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon travel planning site.

You can drive from Cardiff to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Brecon.
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Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Brecon — 1 night

Brecon, archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales, with a population in 2001 of 7,901, increasing to 8,250 at the 2011 census. On the 2nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brecon Cathedral, trot along with a tour on horseback, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pen y Fan, and finally take in the views from Llangynidr Bridge.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brecon online trip planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Brecon by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, daily temperatures in Brecon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cardigan.
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Cardigan — 2 nights

On the 3rd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Cardigan Castle, step into the grandiose world of Nevern Castle, then don't miss a visit to Cilgerran Castle, and finally stroll through Mwnt Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Davids Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Pembrokeshire Falconry, and then find something for the whole family at Oakwood Theme Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cardigan trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Brecon to Cardigan in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Barmouth.
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Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Barmouth — 1 night

Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church, then hike along The Mawddach Trail, then don't miss a visit to Barmouth Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barmouth holiday planning tool.

You can drive from Cardigan to Barmouth in 2.5 hours. In January in Barmouth, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Llangollen.
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Llangollen — 2 nights

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. On the 6th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then take in the views from Llangollen Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chad's Church, identify plant and animal life at Shropshire Falconry Ltd, then take in the exciting artwork at The British Ironwork Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Llangollen journey planning website.

You can drive from Barmouth to Llangollen in 1.5 hours. January in Llangollen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.
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Find places to stay Jan 6 — 8:

Llandudno — 2 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 8th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls, then contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle, and then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and finally appreciate the history behind The Mad Hatter Statue.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Llangollen to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. January in Llandudno sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Liverpool.
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Find places to stay Jan 8 — 10:

Liverpool — 1 night

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Find places to stay Jan 10 — 11:

Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 11th (Wed), get outside with Outdoor Activities, get great views at Orrest Head, then stroll through Grizedale Forest, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Rydal Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and then take some stellar pictures from Jenkin Crag.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Ambleside takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:

Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally view the masterpieces at The Glasgow Art Club.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Glasgow takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Jan 13 — 14:

Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, look for gifts at WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies, admire the landmark architecture of Free North Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 15:

Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to York.
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Find places to stay Jan 15 — 18:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster) and The Vulcan Experience (in Doncaster). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, browse the exhibits of The York Dungeon, admire the striking features of York Minster, and take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York trip maker website.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 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 your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Cambridge.
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Find places to stay Jan 18 — 22:

Cambridge

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cambridge itinerary planning site.

Getting from York to Cambridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can take a train back home.
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Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

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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Brecon Beacons National Park travel guide

4.5
Distilleries · Mountains · Biking Trails