18 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

18 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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London
— 1 night
Drive
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Herstmonceux
— 1 night
Drive
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Arundel
— 1 night
Drive
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Salisbury
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Train
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Fly
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Warwick
— 1 night
Drive
10
London
— 1 night
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London

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at The Courtauld Gallery, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, then see the interesting displays at The Musical Museum, then explore the galleries of Wallace Collection, and finally examine the collection at The London Film Museum - Covent Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read London tour planner.

Winnipeg, Canada to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Winnipeg in August, you will find days in London are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Herstmonceux.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Herstmonceux

— 1 night
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Herstmonceux trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from London to Herstmonceux takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Arundel.

Things to do in Herstmonceux

Nightlife · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Arundel

— 1 night
Arundel is a market town and civil parish in a steep vale of the South Downs, West Sussex, England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Nicholas' Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arundel Cathedral, then examine the collection at Arundel Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church (Sompting Parish Church).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Arundel trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Herstmonceux to Arundel takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Arundel

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Salisbury

— 2 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Do some cultural sightseeing at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Boscombe Down Aviation Collection. Museum-lovers will appreciate Gold Hill Museum and The Salisbury Museum. Explore Salisbury's surroundings by going to Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden (in Shaftesbury), The Minster Church of St Cuthburga (in Wimborne Minster) and Old Wardour Castle (in Tisbury). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, examine the collection at The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum, and contemplate the long history of Mompesson House.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Salisbury trip planning tool.

Drive from Arundel to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Salisbury, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, don't miss a visit to No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Bath at Work, and finally admire the striking features of Chavenage House.

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You can drive from Salisbury to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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. On the 16th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, get engrossed in the history at Rollright Stones, then walk around Kiftsgate Court Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from The Tower @ RSC, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On the next day, explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Guild Chapel, and then make a trip to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 18th (Tue), examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, then don't miss a visit to Greyfriars Kirk, and finally make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at People's Story, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, then contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, and finally steep yourself in history at Dean Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Edinburgh by train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in August, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then get engrossed in the history at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, and finally explore the galleries of Etal Castle. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at The Old School Gallery, admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, then take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Warwick.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Warwick

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Court House, brush up on your military savvy at The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire), then make a trip to Guy's Cliffe, then explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Charlecote Mill.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Warwick day trip planning website.

You can fly from Alnwick to Warwick in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

London

— 1 night

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): browse the exhibits of HMS Belfast, get engrossed in the history at Museum of London, and then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Chapel.

For maps and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

You can drive from Warwick to London in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Northumberland travel guide

4.3
Castles · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
Famous for its unspoiled natural beauty, Northumberland is considered one of the most picturesque areas of countryside in the entire UK. The region is best explored by car, on the county's well-maintained and very quiet roads. Visitors to the area often report driving distances of over 100 km (70 mi) and meeting only a dozen other cars. In a country so modernized and populous, it's hard to imagine such an undiscovered area of wilderness and tranquility. As you drive over the rugged landscape, only a few houses and some secluded villages dot the horizon. With a mere hour separating it from the Scottish capital, it has a distinctly Scottish feel.