28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bath
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
4
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dolgellau
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Liverpool
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
7
Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
10
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Belfast

4
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, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our London road trip planning tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to London is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 9th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist, examine the collection at Corinium Museum, then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and finally delve into the distant past at Cirencester Amphitheatre. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Cirencester Park, then head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, and then stroll through Cotswold Country Park & Beach.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cirencester online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cirencester takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

2
nights
Bath

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bath route planning app .

Getting from Cirencester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum Cardiff, then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch and then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cardiff trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a train from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Room Escape Games
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

3
nights
Dolgellau

Dolgellau ©
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. Dolgellau is known for nature, trails, outdoors, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Cader Idris, take in nature's colorful creations at Dolfrwynog Tea Gardens, hike along The Mawddach Trail, and go for a walk through New Precipice Walk.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Dolgellau route tool .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Dolgellau takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks Historic Sites Trails
Highlights from your plan
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris
The Mawddach Trail ©
The Mawddach Trail
New Precipice Walk ©
New Precipice Walk

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Dolgellau to Liverpool in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Liverpool are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

2
nights
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.
Manchester is known for nightlife, fun & games, museums, childrens museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Manchester Three Rivers Gin Experience, get your game on at Flip Out Manchester, take an in-depth tour of Manchester Jewish Museum, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester driving holiday planner.

Take a train from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Science and Industry Museum ©
Science and Industry Museum
Flip Out Manchester ©
Flip Out Manchester
Room Escape Games

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Windermere is known for nature, wildlife, fun & games, adventure, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, view the masterpieces at Cookhouse Gallery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and make a trip to Rydal Water.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Manchester to Windermere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 25th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House, then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of The Necropolis. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner .

You can drive from Windermere to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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 parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Before you visit Edinburgh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Glasgow to Edinburgh in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): sample the fine beverages at Tomatin Distillery Visitor Centre, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then explore the historical opulence of Fort George. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Inverness tour planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Fort George
Fort George

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