21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour itinerary planner

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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly

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London

— 3 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London planning website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to London. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, then stroll around Royal Victoria Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Bath route maker.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 3 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham journey planner.

Drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step out of Ambleside with an excursion to Michael Coates Clay Shooting in Windermere--about 34 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 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, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Ambleside to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. On the 27th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Coe Photography Safari. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Go for a jaunt from Inverness to Carrbridge to see Landmark Forest Adventure Park about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

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Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.