20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  9​h
1
Manchester
— Few hours
train:  2​h
2
York
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Tarbert
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
5
Port Ellen
— 1 night
ferry:  2​h
6
Oban
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Cupar
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
9
Ceres
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Edinburgh
— 1 night
train:  45​min
11
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
12
Kendal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
13
Bala
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
14
Birdlip
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
15
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
16
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Houston

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Manchester

Manchester
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manchester day trip planner .

Houston, USA to Manchester is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Houston to Manchester due to the time zone difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Houston in June: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 66°F and lows are around 51°F. On the 24th (Sun), you'll travel to York.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

1
night
York

York ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our York route planner .

Traveling by train from Manchester to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally stroll around Holyrood Park.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tarbert.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Tarbert

Tarbert
To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tarbert online visit planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Tarbert by car takes about 3.5 hours. You will leave for Port Ellen on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Tarbert

Outdoors Parks Shopping

1
night
Port Ellen

Port Ellen ©
Port Ellen is a small town on the island of Islay, in Argyll, Scotland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Laphroaig Distillery as well as Lagavulin Distillery. On the 27th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Laphroaig Distillery, then contemplate the long history of Kildalton High Cross and Old Parish Church, and then learn the secrets of production at Lagavulin Distillery.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Ellen trip planner .

You can drive from Tarbert to Port Ellen in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Oban.

Things to do in Port Ellen

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Tours
Highlights from your plan
Laphroaig Distillery ©
Laphroaig Distillery
Lagavulin Distillery ©
Lagavulin Distillery

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Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Columba Cathedral.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Oban online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Port Ellen to Oban takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Oban

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Saint Columba Cathedral ©
Saint Columba Cathedral

1
night
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Drumnadrochit tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oban to Drumnadrochit in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cupar.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

1
night
Cupar

Cupar ©
Cupar is a town, former royal burgh and parish in Fife, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Discovery Point, then admire the natural beauty at Falkland Palace & Garden, then gain some tasty knowledge on Lindores Abbey Ruins, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor World Interactive.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cupar online trip maker .

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Cupar by car takes about 3.5 hours. June in Cupar sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ceres.

Things to do in Cupar

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Falkland Palace & Garden, Lindores Abbey Ruins, Discovery Point
Highlights from your plan
Discovery Point ©
Discovery Point
Falkland Palace & Garden ©
Falkland Palace & Garden

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day
Ceres

Ceres ©
Ceres is a village in Fife, Scotland, located in a small glen approximately 2 miles over the Ceres Moor from Cupar and 7 miles from St Andrews. On the 30th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Fife Folk Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kellie Castle & Garden, make a trip to St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans, explore the fascinating underground world of St. Fillan's Cave, then take in the waterfront at Cellardyke Harbour, and finally see the interesting displays at The Scottish Fisheries Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ceres trip builder site .

Ceres is just a stone's throw from Cupar. In June, daytime highs in Ceres are 62°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ceres

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Pittenweem, Cellardyke Harbour, St Monan's Windmill and Salt Pans, The Scottish Fisheries Museum
Highlights from your plan
St. Fillan's Cave ©
St. Fillan's Cave
Kellie Castle & Garden ©
Kellie Castle & Garden
Fife Folk Museum ©
Fife Folk Museum

1
night
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip site .

Traveling by car from Ceres to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. You will leave for Glasgow on the 1st (Sun).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife Tours Outdoors

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night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 1st (Sun), take a stroll through Glasgow West End, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then get to know the resident critters at Five Sisters Zoo.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Glasgow holiday tool .

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Glasgow are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Kendal.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Five Sisters Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Merchant City ©
Merchant City

1
night
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. On the 2nd (Mon), add some fun to your beach time Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire and then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kendal road trip planning app .

Getting from Glasgow to Kendal by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Bala.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire
Highlights from your plan
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

3
nights
Bala

Bala ©
Bala is a market town and community in Gwynedd, Wales. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Llyn Tegid.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bala trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Kendal to Bala in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bala can reach 70°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 6th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Birdlip.

Things to do in Bala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Criccieth Beach, Harlech Castle
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Llyn Tegid ©
Llyn Tegid

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Birdlip

Birdlip ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle and then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birdlip trip maker tool .

You can drive from Bala to Birdlip in 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bala in July since evenings lows in Birdlip dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Birdlip

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Elgar Birthplace Museum, Clive's Fruit Farm, The Cotswold Range, Tewkesbury Abbey, Sudeley Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bath trip tool .

You can drive from Birdlip to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dyrham Park, Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes National Portrait Gallery as well as Tate Modern. Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Natural History Museum. National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in London, make a side trip to see Camber Sands in Camber, approximately 2 hours away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read London tour planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in London sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 56°F at night. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Camber Sands
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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