20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h
1
London
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

5
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.
Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. Buckingham Palace and Banqueting House will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at Hyde Park.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from New Delhi to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 18°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salisbury Cathedral and Winchester Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to New Forest (in Lyndhurst) and National Motor Museum, Beaulieu (in Beaulieu). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860, take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, and examine the collection at HMS Victory.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth trip generator.

Getting from London to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester Cathedral, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, New Forest National Park, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Portchester Castle
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Portchester Castle ©
Portchester Castle

3
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Corfe Castle Model Village. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Sandbanks Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, and then identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Swanage trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Portsmouth to Swanage in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Swanage can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Weymouth Beach, Lulworth Cove, Sandbanks Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove

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 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge and then explore the galleries of The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Big Pit: National Coal Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Swanage, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Bath, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, St Fagans National Museum of History
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Culloden Battlefield and River Foyers. Popular historic sites such as Urquhart Castle and Fort George are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly) and Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin (in Cannich). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along River Ness, see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Inverness itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bath to Inverness in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bath in October since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Loch Beinn a Mheadhoin, River Foyers, Glen Strathfarrar, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Stirling Castle and Edinburgh Castle are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Roslin and see Rosslyn Chapel, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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