24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bibury
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Harrogate
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
car:  8​h 30​min
10
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
11
Manchester
— 1 night
End: Manchester


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Greenwich Market, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Tower Bridge, and other attractions you added. Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. It doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace and don't miss a visit to Big Ben.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London online route planner .

If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You've now added Stonehenge to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge and then contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, stroll around Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), steep yourself in history at Bath Street, then contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath online road trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bibury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

1
night
Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Arlington Row as well as Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, stop by Octavia's Bookshop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, then steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Aston Pottery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's C Of E Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, then contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Church, and finally admire the striking features of Arlington Row.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bibury tour builder website .

Drive from Bath to Bibury in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bibury

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Malmesbury, Cirencester, Church of St Peter & St Paul, St Mary's C Of E Church, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre
Highlights from your plan
Church of St Peter & St Paul ©
Church of St Peter & St Paul
Malmesbury Abbey ©
Malmesbury Abbey
Parish Church of St John Baptist ©
Parish Church of St John Baptist

1
night
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then look for gifts at Cotswold Perfumery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrence's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary builder website .

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a short distance from Bibury. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St Mary's Church, St. Edward's Church
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Brewing Company ©
The Cotswold Brewing Company
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

2
nights
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Hart Gold and Silversmiths, make a trip to Market Hall, then steep yourself in history at Old Campden House, then see the interesting displays at Court Barn, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. James' Church.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chipping Campden online holiday builder .

Chipping Campden is very close to Bourton-on-the-Water. In January, daily temperatures in Chipping Campden can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Guildhall Worcester, Elgar Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Gallery at The Guild ©
The Gallery at The Guild
Elgar Birthplace Museum ©
Elgar Birthplace Museum
St. James' Church ©
St. James' Church

2
nights
Harrogate

Harrogate ©
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit of Harrogate Ltd. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then view the masterpieces at Mercer Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Pateley Bridge Nidderdale Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Agatha's Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Harrogate travel planner .

Traveling by car from Chipping Campden to Harrogate takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In January, daytime highs in Harrogate are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Harrogate

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Richmond
Highlights from your plan
Mercer Gallery ©
Mercer Gallery
Spas
Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Pandora's Box Antiques and Oddities, and then get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then examine the collection at Fairfax House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York tour itinerary builder app .

You can take a train from Harrogate to York in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in York are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Sun) before leaving for Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Beverley Minster
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Dove Cottage and then view the masterpieces at Heaton Cooper Studio. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Castle Crag, go for a walk through Lancrigg - Wordsworths Woodland Walks, explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oswald's Church, make a trip to Lake Grasmere, then admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and finally look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Grasmere online vacation planner .

You can drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Church of St Olaf, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Dove Cottage ©
Dove Cottage
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
The Real Mary King's Close has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route maker tool .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

5
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Appreciate the collections at Trotternish Art Gallery and Colbost Folk Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Dunscaith Castle and Giant Angus MacAskill Museum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Bearreraig Bay, sample the fine beverages at Praban na Linne - The Gaelic Whiskies, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sound of Sleat Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye road trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at People's History Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manchester day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Warwick to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Manchester, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in Manchester

Breweries & Distilleries Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
People's History Museum ©
People's History Museum
Manchester Cathedral ©
Manchester Cathedral

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