32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom journey builder

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York
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Bridlington
— 1 night
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Whitby
— 1 night
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Tynemouth
— 1 night
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Whitley Bay
— 1 night
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Grasmere
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Salcombe
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Bude
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Ilfracombe
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Woolacombe
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Bristol
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Cheltenham
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Oxford
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London
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York

— 2 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: The Vulcan Experience (in Doncaster) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, appreciate the history behind Statue of Constantine the Great, get your game on at Yorkshire Activity Centre, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read York trip builder site.

Manchester to York is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. April in York sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bridlington.

Things to do in York

Museums · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Bridlington

— 1 night
Bridlington is a coastal town and civil parish on the Holderness Coast of the North Sea, situated in the unitary authority and ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire approximately north of Hull. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at The Richard Burton Art Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery, then look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and finally see the interesting displays at Old Penny Memories.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bridlington trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from York to Bridlington takes 1.5 hours. May in Bridlington sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Bridlington

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Whitby

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): kick back and relax at Saltwick Bay Beach, stop by Whitby Wholefoods, then explore the landscape on two wheels at Yorkshire Cycle Hub, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Victorian Science.

Start your trip to Whitby by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Bridlington to Whitby in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Tynemouth.

Things to do in Whitby

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Tynemouth

— 1 night
Tynemouth is a town and a historic borough in Tyne and Wear, England at the mouth of the River Tyne. Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hadrian's Cycleway, steep yourself in history at Tynemouth Priory & Castle, then appreciate the history behind Lord Collingwood Monument, and finally kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Tynemouth trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Whitby to Tynemouth in 2 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitley Bay.

Things to do in Tynemouth

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails

Whitley Bay

— 1 night
Whitley Bay is a seaside town on the north east coast of England. On the 5th (Wed), get advice or help at St. Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre, tee off at Whitley Bay Golf Club, then don't miss a visit to Spanish City, and finally indulge your taste buds at Storm Cellar.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Whitley Bay road trip planning app.

Whitley Bay is just a stone's throw from Tynemouth. In May, daily temperatures in Whitley Bay can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Whitley Bay

Historic Sites · Golf · Nightlife · Outdoors

Grasmere

— 3 nights
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, take in the waterfront activity at Derwent Water Marina, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, and stop by Grasmere Chocolate Cottage.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grasmere trip planner.

Drive from Whitley Bay to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 3 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 the lay of the land with Walking tours, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Salcombe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Salcombe

— 1 night
Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Salcombe Distilling Company, then look for gifts at Rolys Fudge Salcombe, and then hike along Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Salcombe trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Edinburgh to Salcombe with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Salcombe

Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries · Classes · Outdoors

St Ives

— 2 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Feadon Farm Wildlife Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, then view the masterpieces at Salthouse Gallery, then get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and finally step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the St Ives travel planning tool.

You can drive from Salcombe to St Ives in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bude.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Bude

— 1 night
Bude is a small seaside resort town in north Cornwall, England, UK, in the civil parish of Bude-Stratton and at the mouth of the River Neet (also known locally as the River Strat). Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morwenstow Parish Church, identify plant and animal life at Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, and finally explore the activities along Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bude journey maker website.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bude takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ilfracombe.

Things to do in Bude

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ilfracombe

— 1 night
Ilfracombe is a seaside resort and civil parish on the North Devon coast, England, with a small harbour surrounded by cliffs.The parish stretches along the coast from the 'Coastguard Cottages' in Hele Bay toward the east and 4 miles along the Torrs to Lee Bay toward the west. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): trek along Watersmeet Trail, then identify plant and animal life at North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and then make a trip to St Nicholas Chapel.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ilfracombe online travel route planner.

Drive from Bude to Ilfracombe in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ilfracombe are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Ilfracombe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Woolacombe

— 1 night
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, trek along Walk - Morte Point Trail, and then get outside with Fly Like a Bird.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe day trip planning website.

Woolacombe is just a stone's throw from Ilfracombe. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bristol.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Beaches

Bristol

— 2 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey and then join the crowd at Castle Combe Circuit. On your second day here, stroll through Walks around Wotton-under-Edge, admire the natural beauty at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Purton Ships Graveyard.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bristol trip planning app.

Drive from Woolacombe to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 3 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Tetbury (Chavenage House & Beverston Castle), Cirencester (Corinium Museum & Elemental Sculpture Park) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cheltenham Minster, see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Boer War Memorial.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bristol to Cheltenham in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon

— 2 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, then get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then get your game on at Cotswold Archery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St Edmund. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Dover's Hill, then browse for treasures at Hart Gold and Silversmiths, then putt your heart out at Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, and finally admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

To see more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Cheltenham to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks · Fun & Games · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oxford

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Oxford trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in May, Oxford is slightly colder at night with lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

London

— 3 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oxford to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cromer.

Things to do in London

Tours · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Cromer

— 1 night
Cromer is a coastal town and civil parish on the north coast of the English county of Norfolk. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): putt your heart out at Cromer Putting Green, then take in the exciting artwork at The Garden House Gallery and Shop, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary, and finally tee off at Royal Cromer Golf Club.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cromer trip itinerary app.

You can drive from London to Cromer in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Cromer

Golf · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

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

4.3
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.