16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive
3
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
4
York
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 1 night
Drive
6
Bristol
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bath
— 1 night
Drive
8
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Drive
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Canvey Island
— 1 night
Drive
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London
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Belfast to Edinburgh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Cockermouth

— 1 night
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 3rd (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at Memorial Gardens, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and finally make a trip to St James’ Church.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth itinerary site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in July since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 4th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the galleries of Cookhouse Gallery, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then steep yourself in history at Bridge House, then have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

York

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, wander the streets of York Shambles, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the York tour planner.

Getting from Windermere to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 1 night
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): look for gifts at The Cotswold Cheese Company, then meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then contemplate the long history of Chastleton House and Garden, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Moreton-in-Marsh trip builder site.

Traveling by car from York to Moreton-in-Marsh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally admire the striking features of Wills Memorial Building. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then get outside with Bay Island Voyages.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bristol journey builder.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bristol in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bath

— 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath travel route planning app.

Traveling by car from Bristol to Bath takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trip

Portsmouth

— 1 night
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 12th (Mon), brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, then take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chichester Cathedral.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Canvey Island.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canvey Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along Canvey Island Seafront, identify plant and animal life at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, and then head outdoors with Lake Meadows.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canvey Island trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Canvey Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Canvey Island

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

London

— 2 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the views from Tower Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Canvey Island to London by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.