31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 3 nights
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York
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
Train
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London
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh vacation planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Cairo in December: highs in Edinburgh hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

3
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Predator Experience (in Ayside) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, hike along Helm Crag, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online journey builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Durham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

3
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Durham

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Get out of town with these interesting Durham side-trips: Allout Adventures (in Hexham) and Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, stop by Fury Events, and learn about all things military at DLI Museum and Durham Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durham trip website.

Getting from Ambleside to Durham by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to Sheffield (Holly Hagg Community farm & Spas & Wellness) and Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, let the kids burn off some steam at McArthurGlen's York Designer Outlet, and examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York vacation builder site.

You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in York

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

2
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Church, Baslow, then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and finally gain insight at Tideswell School of Food. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, and then steep yourself in history at Tissington Hall.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bakewell tour builder app.

You can drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore Bourton-on-the-Water's surroundings by going to The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Whichford Pottery (in Shipston on Stour) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford). The adventure continues: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bakewell to Bourton-on-the-Water in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Wells (Wells Cathedral & Wells Market Place) and Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral, head outdoors with Minchinhampton Common, make a trip to Gloucester Docks, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip maker website.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

6
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London

The Square Mile

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our London trip maker tool.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.