35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 1 night
Train
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Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive
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Birmingham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Durham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Braithwaite
— 1 day
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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London

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southend Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station and Ashford International Rail Station. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

Brighton and Hove

— 2 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa, then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier, take in panoramic vistas at British Airways i360, then stop by Gustamps, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Lanes.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove day trip site.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 5th (Sun), find something for the whole family at Paultons Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower, then steep yourself in history at Dockyard Apprentice, then brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth online holiday maker.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

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 7th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Cardiff

— 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Senedd, get outside with Bay Island Voyages, then take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The University Church, Nazareth House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St Lythans Burial Chamber, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then stop by Welsh Love Spoon Gallery, and finally explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Gloucester

— 2 nights
On the 11th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Old Baptist Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey, then admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, then admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Innocents Church.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gloucester trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Gloucester sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, then surround yourself with nature on Tour Gems, and finally admire the striking features of Arlington Row. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, then explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrence's Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water holiday planner.

Bourton-on-the-Water is very close to Gloucester. Traveling from Gloucester in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bourton-on-the-Water, with lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 3 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Bourton House Garden, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, and finally look for gifts at Toke's. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, and then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip website.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a short distance from Bourton-on-the-Water. In September, daily temperatures in Moreton-in-Marsh can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon

— 1 night
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. On the 17th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Lord Leycester Hospital, then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, then explore the world behind art at The MAD Museum, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Battle of Edgehill Exhibition. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Holy Trinity Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Smith Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary builder.

Stratford-upon-Avon is very close to Moreton-in-Marsh. In September, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Birmingham.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then don't miss a visit to Brindleyplace, then see the interesting displays at Black Country Living Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Steelhouse Lane Lock-up. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery and then examine the collection at Cadbury World.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Birmingham sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Conwy

— 2 nights
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 21st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, then stop by The Knight Shop, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally make a trip to Conwy Town Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Menai Suspension Bridge, then explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and finally admire the sheer force of Swallow Falls.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy trip maker tool.

Getting from Birmingham to Conwy by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September in Conwy, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and finally go for a walk through Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, then enjoy breathtaking views from St Johns Beacon, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Liverpool tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Conwy to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then wander the streets of York Shambles, and finally appreciate the history behind Yorkshire Regiment Boer War Memorial York. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York route maker tool.

Getting from Liverpool to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 64°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Durham

— 2 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Barnard Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Richmond Castle, and then make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Crook Hall & Gardens, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Durham visit planner.

Getting from York to Durham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, daily temperatures in Durham can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Braithwaite.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Braithwaite

— 1 day
Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Whinlatter Forest Park, explore the activities along Derwentwater, then trek along Central Fells, and finally stop by Braithwaite General Store.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Braithwaite trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Durham to Braithwaite in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in September, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Braithwaite

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 30th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral, appreciate the history behind David Livingstone Statue, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally walk around Kelvingrove Park. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then learn about winemaking at Vino Valentino, and finally admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Braithwaite to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Braithwaite in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glasgow, with lows of 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries

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 2nd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally pause for some photo ops at Greyfriars Bobby Memorial Statue. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to Memorial Duke of Buccleuch, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Inverness

— 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): explore the activities along River Ness and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and then take in the views from The Old Packhorse Bridge.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Inverness journey planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Nature · Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Keswick travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.

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