31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

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York
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights

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York

— 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Stanage Edge (in Hathersage) and Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton). There's lots more to do: learn insider's secrets on Brewtown Tours, take a stroll through York Shambles, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planning site.

London to York is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. March in York sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Michael Coates Clay Shooting (in Windermere), St James’ Church (in Buttermere) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Venture out of the city with trips to Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock), A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald) and Argaty Red Kites (in Doune). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Kelvingrove Park, contemplate the long history of City Chambers, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

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: WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge), Gloucester (Gloucester Docks & Gloucester Cathedral) and Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Boer War Memorial). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Glasgow to Bath takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 nights
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Corinium Museum (in Cirencester) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's lots more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church, soothe aching muscles at Freestyle360, and look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip builder tool.

Drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

London

— 6 nights

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, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at The British Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.