26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
+2
Fly + bus + train:  27​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Do your shopping at Jenners and I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Eddie's Seafood Market, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and make a trip to Real Mary King's Close.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning site .

Sydney, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Do your shopping at SpindleCraft and Orton Farmers' Market. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to Kendal (Sizergh Castle & Reticule Fabrics) and Kennedys Fine Chocolates (in Orton). There's more to do: look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Grasmere travel planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Grasmere

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Orton, Keswick, Kendal, Lakeland
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Orton Farmers' Market ©
Orton Farmers' Market
SpindleCraft ©
SpindleCraft
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to York Shambles or Mor Music. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Hebden Tea Company and browse the different shops at Stonegate.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the York trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in York

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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York Shambles ©
York Shambles
York Minster ©
York Minster
Waterstones ©
Waterstones

4
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. For shopping fun, head to Alain Rouveure Galleries or The Barn. Popular historic sites such as Sudeley Castle and Charlecote Mill are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Cotswold Lavender (in Broadway), Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe Stow (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough). The adventure continues: stop by Waterside Food and Craft Market and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The New Gloucester Antiques Centre.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon online road trip planner .

Getting from York to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shopping Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

Warwick, Gloucester, Sudeley Castle, Cotswold Lavender, Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe Stow
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Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Chedworth Farm Shop ©
Chedworth Farm Shop

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and The Roman Baths are in your itinerary. Shop till you drop at Emma Rose Art Works and Pick a Pot. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market (in Cirencester) and Hookshouse Pottery (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, stop by Topping & Company Booksellers, and buy something for everyone on your list at Milsom Place.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath travel website .

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cirencester, Hookshouse Pottery, Stonehenge
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Emma Rose Art Works ©
Emma Rose Art Works
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. Head to Harrods and Camden Marketfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Spitalfields Market, take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read London online travel planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 26th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Shopping Historic Sites Classes
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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