20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Dornoch
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Tokyo

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and Covent Garden. There's lots more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip website .

Tokyo, Japan to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Tokyo to London, you'll gain 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Covent Garden ©
Covent Garden
Harrods ©
Harrods

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 29th (Sat), stop by Alain Rouveure Galleries, explore the world behind art at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, then browse for treasures at Winchcombe Antiques Centre, and finally enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Westonbirt House and Gardens. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Peter Martin Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Richard Hagen, view the masterpieces at Showborough House Sculpture Garden, then make a trip to The Bee Shelter, then view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Shambles Market.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip itinerary planner .

Drive from London to Cirencester in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Cirencester

Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Showborough House Sculpture Garden, Winchcombe Antiques Centre, Peter Martin Gallery, Richard Hagen, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre
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Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
Shambles Market ©
Shambles Market
Winchcombe Antiques Centre ©
Winchcombe Antiques Centre

3
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Kala King Patisserie and Yorkshire Antiques.com. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Stonegate, take a stroll around Q York, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our York itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to York takes 4 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in York

Shopping Museums Fun & Games
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Stonegate ©
Stonegate
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
Shambles Market ©
Shambles Market

3
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SpindleCraft and Viridian Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portinscale: Broughton-in-Furness (Swinside Stone Circle & Melville Tyson Ltd), Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics (in Askham) and Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton).

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portinscale holiday planner .

Traveling by car from York to Portinscale takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Portinscale

Shopping Parks Trails

Side Trips

Broughton-in-Furness, Keswick, Castlegate House Gallery, Yew Tree Barn, Stuart Broadhurst Ceramics
Highlights from your plan
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
Orton Farmers' Market ©
Orton Farmers' Market
Melville Tyson Ltd ©
Melville Tyson Ltd

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Shop till you drop at Jenners and Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Portinscale to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Jenners ©
Jenners
Open Eye Gallery ©
Open Eye Gallery

1
day
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): examine the collection at Tain Museum, examine the collection at Tain Through Time, revel in the low prices at Anta Scotland, then look for gifts at Seaweed n Stuff, and finally examine the collection at Tarbat Discovery Centre.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Dornoch tour itinerary site .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Dornoch in 4 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dornoch are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tain, Seaweed n Stuff, Tarbat Discovery Centre
Highlights from your plan
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Tain Through Time ©
Tain Through Time

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Head to Clog and Craft Shop and Picaresque Booksfor some retail therapy. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Ferintosh Community Market (in Culbokie), Loch Ness Gallery (in Drumnadrochit) and Global Energy Stadium (in Dingwall). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, shop like a local with Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and buy something for everyone on your list at Holm Mills Shopping Village.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness trip maker .

You can drive from Dornoch to Inverness in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Dingwall, Tore Art Gallery, Clog and Craft Shop, Ferintosh Community Market
Highlights from your plan
Picaresque Books ©
Picaresque Books
Eastgate Shopping Centre ©
Eastgate Shopping Centre
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

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