16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  8​h
1
London
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: London


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1
day
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.
On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Stonehenge and then contemplate the long history of The Bishop's Palace and Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip site .

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. In October, daytime highs in London are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
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The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
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 7th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath day trip tool .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Nunney Castle
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle

2
nights
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lacock Abbey. On the 9th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, don't miss a visit to Malmesbury Market Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, then admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Lacock Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Chavenage House, contemplate the long history of Newark Park, explore the historical opulence of Caldicot Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tintern Abbey, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary The Virgin Church.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Castle Combe trip planner .

Castle Combe is just a stone's throw from Bath. In October in Castle Combe, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Tetbury, Lacock Abbey, Tintern Abbey, Caldicot Castle
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Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Blackness Castle, admire the striking features of Linlithgow Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castle Combe to Edinburgh. Traveling from Castle Combe in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Linlithgow, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Linlithgow Palace ©
Linlithgow Palace
Holyrood Abbey ©
Holyrood Abbey

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 13th (Sun), take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, then step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Dornoch Cathedral, Glen Strathfarrar
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 15th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Cathedral. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Dundonald Castle, steep yourself in history at New Lanark World Heritage Site, and then contemplate the long history of The Mackintosh House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planning website .

Drive from Inverness to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dunblane Cathedral, Dundonald Castle, Church of the Holy Rude, New Lanark World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Dundonald Castle ©
Dundonald Castle
New Lanark World Heritage Site ©
New Lanark World Heritage Site
The Mackintosh House ©
The Mackintosh House

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Nature in Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Gloucester takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Glasgow in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Gloucester, with lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Church of St Mary and St David, In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours, St Bridget's Church
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks
In The Footsteps Battlefield Tours ©

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, steep yourself in history at Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, then contemplate the long history of Speke Hall, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool travel planner .

You can drive from Gloucester to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Liverpool sees daily highs of 59°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rufford Old Hall, Marble Church
Highlights from your plan
Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall
Mendips - John Lennon Home ©
Mendips - John Lennon Home

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