14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  1​h 30​min
1
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h
2
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
+3
train + bus + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Arisaig
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Manchester

1
night
York

York ©
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 31st (Wed): stop by The Imaginarium, look for gifts at Rue B, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then stop by Hebden Tea Company, and finally look for gifts at Pylones. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Stonegate, stop by Käthe Wohlfahrt - Mulberry Hall, then stop by Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, then stop by Mor Music, and finally look for gifts at Waterstones.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York visit planner.

Manchester to York is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in York are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Shopping Neighborhoods
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York Shambles ©
York Shambles
Rue B ©
Rue B
Waterstones ©
Waterstones

4
nights
London

London ©
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 shopping fun, head to Harrods or Jamon Jamon Paella. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Old Spitalfields Market, stop by Maille, browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market, and browse the fresh offerings at Street Food Union - Rupert Street SOHO.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Shopping Neighborhoods
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
Harrods ©
Harrods

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Stalls Lifestyle, browse for treasures at The Barn, look for gifts at Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop, browse for treasures at Stratford Antique Centre, then look for gifts at Roly's Fudge, and finally look for gifts at Waterside Food and Craft Market.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon travel route site .

Traveling by car from London to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shopping
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Waterside Food and Craft Market ©
Waterside Food and Craft Market
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop ©
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop
Stalls Lifestyle ©
Stalls Lifestyle

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, stop by Cheese Pantry@ Connage, then stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then look for gifts at Judith Glue, and finally stop by Whisky Shop.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Stratford-upon-Avon to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in August, things will get a bit cooler in Inverness: highs are around 21°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nairn Beach
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Cheese Pantry@ Connage ©
Cheese Pantry@ Connage
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Judith Glue ©
Judith Glue

1
night
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): cruise along Silver Sands of Morar, kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, and then look for gifts at Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Arisaig trip maker site .

You can drive from Inverness to Arisaig in 2.5 hours. In August in Arisaig, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Arisaig

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach
Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods ©

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jenners and Eddie's Seafood Market. Get in touch with nature at Arthur's Seat and The Marshmallow Lady. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, look for gifts at Aquila, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday maker tool .

Getting from Arisaig to Edinburgh by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Marshmallow Lady ©
The Marshmallow Lady

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): look for gifts at Herdy, stop by Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, then stop by Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop, then stop by Lakeland, and finally explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Sam Read Book Shop, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, stop by Ye Olde Friars, then look for gifts at Alexandra's of Keswick, and finally explore the activities along Buttermere.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere road trip planning website .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Grasmere

Shopping Nature Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Lakeland, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

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