26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Stafford
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Buxton
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Glossop
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Blackpool
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Ambleside
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Gretna Green
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Tarbet
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Acharacle
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Glencoe
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Fort William
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Spean Bridge
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Aviemore
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Edinburgh
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Berwick upon Tweed
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Holy Island
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Bamburgh
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Alnwick
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Durham
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Whitby
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Scarborough
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Harrogate
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Lincoln
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Grantham
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Watford
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Woking
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Stafford

— 1 night
Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England. For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Stafford trip maker app.

Poole to Stafford is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Stafford, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Buxton.

Things to do in Stafford

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Buxton

Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. You've now added St Ann's Well to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): make a trip to St Ann's Well.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Buxton trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Stafford to Buxton takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Glossop.
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Glossop

— 2 nights
Glossop is a market town in the High Peak, Derbyshire, England, about 15mi east of Manchester, 24mi west of Sheffield and 32mi north of the county town, Matlock. To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Glossop trip itinerary website.

Glossop is just a short distance from Buxton. In September in Glossop, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Tue) before leaving for Blackpool.

Things to do in Glossop

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Blackpool

Seaside Resort that Never Sleeps

Over 12 million people visit Blackpool each year, making it Britain’s top holiday resort and one of its most visited cities overall, second only to London.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Blackpool trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Glossop to Blackpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Blackpool

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Ambleside

— 2 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Blackpool to Ambleside takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Gretna Green.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours

Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gretna Green trip planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Gretna Green by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gretna Green can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Tarbet.

Things to do in Gretna Green

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Tarbet

— 2 nights
Tarbet is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarbet tour planning app.

Drive from Gretna Green to Tarbet in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gretna Green in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Tarbet. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Acharacle.

Things to do in Tarbet

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Acharacle

— 5 nights
Acharacle is a township in Ardnamurchan, Lochaber, within the county of Argyll. For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Acharacle trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Tarbet to Acharacle takes 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Acharacle can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Glencoe.

Things to do in Acharacle

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. To find other places to visit and tourist information, use the Glencoe online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Acharacle to Glencoe takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Glencoe are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Fort William

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. To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner.

Fort William is very close to Glencoe. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Spean Bridge.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Spean Bridge

— 2 nights
Spean Bridge is a village in the parish of Kilmonivaig, in the Highland region of Scotland.The village takes its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean on General Wade's military road between Fort William and Fort Augustus, and not from Telford's bridge of 1819 which carries the A82 over the river at the heart of the village.Lying in the Great Glen, Spean Bridge has transport links north towards Inverness and south to Fort William, provided by the A82, and the A86 heads east to join the A9 at Kingussie. For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Spean Bridge trip builder website.

Spean Bridge is just a short distance from Fort William. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aviemore.

Things to do in Spean Bridge

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Aviemore

— 1 night
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Aviemore tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Spean Bridge to Aviemore takes 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Aviemore are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Edinburgh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Berwick upon Tweed

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Berwick upon Tweed trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Berwick upon Tweed in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Holy Island

— 2 nights
To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Holy Island road trip site.

Holy Island is very close to Berwick upon Tweed. In October in Holy Island, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Thu) before leaving for Bamburgh.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Bamburgh

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Make your Bamburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Bamburgh is just a short distance from Holy Island. In October in Bamburgh, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. To find out how to plan a trip to Alnwick, use our trip itinerary maker.

Alnwick is very close to Bamburgh. In October, daytime highs in Alnwick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham trip itinerary app.

Drive from Alnwick to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in Durham are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Durham

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Whitby

— 2 nights
To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Whitby planner.

You can drive from Durham to Whitby in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Whitby, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Scarborough.

Things to do in Whitby

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Scarborough

Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Plan a trip to Scarborough easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Whitby to Scarborough in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. October in Scarborough sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in Scarborough

Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Harrogate

— 2 nights
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Harrogate tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Scarborough to Harrogate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Harrogate sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lincoln.

Things to do in Harrogate

Nightlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Lincoln

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Lincoln trip planner.

You can drive from Harrogate to Lincoln in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Lincoln sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Grantham.

Things to do in Lincoln

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Historic Sites

Grantham

— 1 night
Grantham is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grantham holiday maker.

Getting from Lincoln to Grantham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Lincoln, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Grantham, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 13°C. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Watford.

Things to do in Grantham

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Watford

Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated 17mi northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Watford road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Grantham to Watford in 2 hours. When traveling from Grantham in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Watford: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. You'll set off for Woking on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Watford

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors

Woking

— 1 night
Woking is a town that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the northwest of Surrey, England. For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Woking tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Watford to Woking takes an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Woking

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.