17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 1 night
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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London

— 4 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: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London online trip builder.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to London is minus 5.5 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from New Delhi in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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 20th (Thu): stop by Wyrdraven, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, then contemplate the long history of Wells Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bath sightseeing site.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to The Model Village, head outdoors with Old Downs Pursuits, then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 24th (Mon), get great views at Orrest Head, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ambleside trip app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Ambleside takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Fort William

— 1 night
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Fort William online vacation planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Fort William by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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.