28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Stafford
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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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Fort Augustus
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Aviemore
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Edinburgh
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Berwick upon Tweed
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Holy Island
— 1 night
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Durham
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Robin Hoods Bay
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Scarborough
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Harrogate
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York
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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

— 2 nights
Stafford is the county town of Staffordshire, in the West Midlands of England. To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Stafford online vacation builder.

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 Glossop.

Things to do in Stafford

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Glossop trip simple and quick.

Getting from Stafford to Glossop by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Glossop, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to 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 find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Blackpool road trip planning tool.

Getting from Glossop to Blackpool by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Blackpool can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride 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, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Blackpool to Ambleside by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: 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 find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gretna Green holiday planner.

Drive from Ambleside to Gretna Green in 1.5 hours. In September in Gretna Green, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tarbet.

Things to do in Gretna Green

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Tarbet

— 2 nights
Tarbet is a small village in Argyll and Bute, Scotland. For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tarbet online journey planner.

Getting from Gretna Green to Tarbet by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gretna Green in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Tarbet, with lows of 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Sat) before leaving for Acharacle.

Things to do in Tarbet

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Acharacle

— 5 nights
Acharacle is a township in Ardnamurchan, Lochaber, within the county of Argyll. Change things up with a short trip to Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse in Kilchoan (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and shop like a local with Kilchoan Crafts.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Acharacle fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Tarbet to Acharacle by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Acharacle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 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

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 7th (Thu), appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Glencoe trip planning website.

You can drive from Acharacle to Glencoe in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Fort William.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature
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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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip maker.

Fort William is just a stone's throw from Glencoe. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature

Fort Augustus

— 2 nights
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort Augustus day trip app.

Drive from Fort William to Fort Augustus in an hour. October in Fort Augustus sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Sat) before leaving for Aviemore.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nightlife

Side Trip

Aviemore

— 1 night
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Aviemore holiday planner.

You can drive from Fort Augustus to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. October in Aviemore sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Tue) before leaving for Berwick upon Tweed.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Berwick upon Tweed

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Berwick upon Tweed trip maker website.

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), you're off to Holy Island.

Things to do in Berwick upon Tweed

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Shopping

Holy Island

— 1 night
On the 12th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Holy Island travel planning app.

Holy Island is just a stone's throw from Berwick upon Tweed. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Holy Island

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Durham travel route planner.

You can drive from Holy Island to Durham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. You'll set off for Robin Hoods Bay on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Durham

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Robin Hoods Bay

— 2 nights
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Coastguard Station, stop by Muir Lea Stores, then kick back and relax at Robin Hoods Bay Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Boggle Hole. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Skelton Tower, discover the riches below the earth's surface at Chimney Bank Mines, sample the tasty concoctions at Cropton Brewery, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Hole of Horcum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Old St Stephen's Church.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Robin Hoods Bay trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Durham to Robin Hoods Bay takes 1.5 hours. In October in Robin Hoods Bay, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Scarborough.

Things to do in Robin Hoods Bay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Scarborough

— 2 nights
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at A High Tide in Short Wellies, enjoy the sand and surf at Filey Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Peasholm Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Scarborough.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Scarborough trip builder website.

Getting from Robin Hoods Bay to Scarborough by car takes about an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Harrogate

— 1 night
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. To plan Harrogate vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Scarborough to Harrogate takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Harrogate, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Harrogate

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

York

City of Festivals

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.
Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for York using our trip planner.

You can drive from Harrogate to York in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll set off for Lincoln on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in York

Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Shopping

Lincoln

— 1 night
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. On the 19th (Tue), explore the world behind art at The Collection, step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lincoln Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Jew's House.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lincoln trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from York to Lincoln in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Lincoln are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Grantham.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums

Grantham

Grantham is a market town in the South Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Grantham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Grantham by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Lincoln in October, plan for little chillier days in Grantham, with highs around 13°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Watford on the 19th (Tue).

Things to do in Grantham

Nightlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Watford

— 1 night
Watford is a town and borough in Hertfordshire, England, situated 17mi northwest of central London and inside the circumference of the M25 motorway. On the 20th (Wed), take in nature's colorful creations at Aylett Nurseries, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Albans Cathedral, then get your game on at The Snow Centre, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhaktivedanta Manor.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Watford sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Grantham to Watford takes 2 hours. When traveling from Grantham in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Watford: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Woking.

Things to do in Watford

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Woking

— 1 night
Woking is a town that shares its name with the surrounding local government district, located in the northwest of Surrey, England. On the 21st (Thu), stop by Two Ducks.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Woking trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Watford to Woking in an hour. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Woking

Shopping
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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

4.4
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.

Loch Ness Region travel guide

4.2
Castles · Gift & Specialty Shops · Bodies of Water
Few places in the world have inspired more mystery and wonder than Loch Ness. Famed as the home of the legendary Loch Ness monster, the iconic lake sits in the Scottish Highlands, fringed by rolling hills and dense patches of forest. Many people take a trip to Loch Ness for the chance to catch a glimpse of the mythical beast, allegedly seen countless times by those with a keen eye and vivid imagination--you'll find an endless supply of blurry images to "prove" the monster's existence. Even if you don't believe in Nessie, a trip to Loch Ness offers you the perfect chance to soak up some picturesque Scottish scenery, admire the crumbling ruins of the adjacent castle, and open your mind to the possibilities of the supernatural.