23 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

23 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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23 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  9​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
York
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Durham
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
9
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Toronto


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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the London route planner.

Toronto, Canada to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to London due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and finally admire the natural beauty at American Museum & Gardens. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at Thermae Bath Spa, explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ebbor Gorge, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally learn the secrets of production at Bath Aqua Glass Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ebbor Gorge, Stonehenge, Glastonbury Tor
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
American Museum & Gardens ©
American Museum & Gardens

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then examine the collection at Coventry Transport Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon online route maker .

Getting from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Coventry Transport Museum, Kenilworth Castle, Warwick Castle, Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and then take a memorable tour with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, then explore the galleries of Conwy Castle, and finally admire the striking features of St. George's Hall.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Liverpool travel planner .

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Nature Museums

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, Great Orme, Caernarfon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Manchester Cathedral (in Manchester). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the York trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Chatsworth House, Manchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Durham University Botanic Garden, learn about all things military at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery, then take in nature's colorful creations at Crook Hall & Gardens, and finally deepen your understanding at Hall Hill Farm. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Whitby Abbey, and then get interesting insight from North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip planning tool .

You can take a train from York to Durham in an hour. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Keswick.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Whitby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Hall Hill Farm ©
Hall Hill Farm
Crook Hall & Gardens ©
Crook Hall & Gardens

2
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Honister Slate Mine, then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and finally add some adventure to your tour with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, then take a memorable tour with Glenridding Sailing Centre, then have some family-friendly fun at RockShop, and finally examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

Start your trip to Keswick by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Durham to Keswick by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Durham in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Keswick, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Keswick

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

RockShop, Glenridding Sailing Centre
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft ©
Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker site .

You can drive from Keswick to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Keswick in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, and finally examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): stroll around Kelvingrove Park, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then explore the world behind art at The Burrell Collection.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip planning site .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Falkirk Wheel
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Kelvingrove Park ©
Kelvingrove Park

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