28 days in Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in Brussels & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Fly:  15​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

8
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert and Atomium. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Horta Museum (Musee Horta) capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, & more) and Ghent (Gravensteen Castle, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, examine the collection at MIM - Musical Instruments Museum, admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brussels holiday planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -6 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January: high temperatures in Brussels hover around 5°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bruges, Ghent
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Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan ©
Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan
Atomium ©
Atomium
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum

8
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Shop till you drop at Covent Garden and Harrods. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Cambridgeshire Wine School (in Cambridge), Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay) and Rye (Rye Harbour Nature Reserve & Rye Heritage Centre). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and wander the streets of Greenwich.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London itinerary builder app .

Traveling by train from Brussels to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Brussels to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in January, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 2°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Rye, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Cambridgeshire Wine School
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Milsom Street. Head to Highgrove Shop Tetbury and Pulteney Bridgefor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Gallery and Barrow and shop like a local with Rostra Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip website .

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Tetbury, Wells Cathedral, Bournemouth Beach
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum

2
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Martin Gallery, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Fosse Gallery, and finally take a stroll through Moreton in Marsh.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January in Moreton-in-Marsh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswolds Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Birdland ©
Birdland

3
nights
Cockermouth, United Kingdom

Cockermouth ©
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Let the collections at Thornthwaite Galleries and The Puzzling Place capture your imagination. Visiting Alpacaly Ever After and Catbells Lakeland Walk will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cockermouth side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Famous Blacksmiths Shop (in Gretna Green). The adventure continues: shop like a local with Viridian Gallery, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, and make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip site .

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cockermouth in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Muncaster Castle, Alpacaly Ever After, The Lakes Distillery, Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop
Highlights from your plan
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd ©
J.B.Banks and Son Ltd

2
nights
Glencoe, United Kingdom

Glencoe ©
On the 2nd (Sun), trek along Glencoe Lochan, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then step into the grandiose world of Castle Stalker. On the next day, look for gifts at Woodland Pottery, then explore the historical opulence of Kilchurn Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe tour website .

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Glencoe takes 4.5 hours. In February, daytime highs in Glencoe are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trips

Woodland Pottery & Crafts, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Stalker, Kilchurn Castle
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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