40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Amman
Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cambridge
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Keswick
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Nottingham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Plymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  84​h
End: Amman

2
nights
Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Head to Craft Magic and Joanne Harmer Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dover Castle and The Historic Dockyard Chatham. Get out of town with these interesting Canterbury side-trips: Hendricks of Hythe (in Hythe), Baggins Book Bazaar (in Rochester) and Deal's Old Town (in Deal). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Canterbury trip itinerary builder app .

Amman, Jordan to Canterbury is an approximately 49-hour car ride. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Amman to Canterbury due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Canterbury

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deal, Rye, Hendricks of Hythe, Baggins Book Bazaar, Whitstable Lavender
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Glass Art ©
Canterbury Glass Art
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve ©
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ickworth and Ely Cathedral. Do your shopping at Fudge Kitchen and Robert Graham Ltd Est 1874. Go for a jaunt from Cambridge to Bury St. Edmunds to see Beautiful Beers about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, contemplate the long history of Anglesey Abbey, and contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam.

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Getting from Canterbury to Cambridge by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, Anglesey Abbey, IWM Duxford, Ely Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

5
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The Charterhouse capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Camden Market or Piccadilly Circus. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and listen to music at South Bank.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London planning website .

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, then step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, then stroll through Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, and then take an in-depth tour of Historylinks Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inverness day trip planning site .

Getting from London to Inverness by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September, Inverness is little chillier than London - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Historylinks Museum, Cawdor Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Highland Folk Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Fudge Kitchenfor plenty of shopping. Visit Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, stop by Miss Katie Cupcake, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh road trip website .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Visiting Catbells Lakeland Walk and Buttermere Lake will get you outdoors. Do your shopping at Ye Olde Friars and Sam Read Book Shop. Venture out of the city with trips to Orrest Head (in Windermere), Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop (in Ambleside) and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, look for gifts at George Fisher Ltd, and get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Keswick road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in September since evenings lows in Keswick dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Orrest Head, Tarn Hows, Buttermere Lake
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake

4
nights
York

York ©
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 some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Get some historical perspective at York City Walls and Fountains Abbey. Step out of York with an excursion to National Trust Brimham Rocks in Harrogate--about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Castle Howard, don't miss a visit to York Shambles, look for gifts at The Imaginarium, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Keswick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Keswick in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 10°C in York. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nottingham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, National Trust Brimham Rocks
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hardwick Hall and Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at National Memorial Arboretum, then admire the striking features of Wollaton Hall and Park, and finally look for gifts at The Treat Kitchen. Keep things going the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Heights of Abraham and then look for gifts at Notts Derby Wine School.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Nottingham trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from York to Nottingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Nottingham sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Nottingham

Parks Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Heights of Abraham, National Memorial Arboretum
Highlights from your plan
Hardwick Hall and Gardens ©
Hardwick Hall and Gardens
Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
Notts Derby Wine School ©
Notts Derby Wine School

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cotswold Motoring Museum and Moreton in Marsh. Head to Roly's Fudge and Waterside Food and Craft Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Stratford Town Walk & Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford travel route planner.

You can drive from Nottingham to Oxford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oxford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Moreton-in-Marsh, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, Cotswold Motoring Museum
Highlights from your plan
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
Moreton in Marsh ©
Moreton in Marsh

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bath Abbey and American Museum & Gardens. Head to Malt House Emporium and Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delightsfor some retail therapy. Step out of Bath with an excursion to Chavenage House in Tetbury--about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, hike along Cotswold Way, look for gifts at Oldfield Park Bookshop, and browse the exhibits of Emma Rose Art Works.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Plymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Malt House Emporium, Chavenage House, Cotswold Way
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way

3
nights
Plymouth

Plymouth ©
Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
Get some historical perspective at Coleton Fishacre and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. You'll explore and learn at Brook Gallery and Brook Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Plymouth: Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Roly's Fudge Pantry Newquay), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin). It doesn't end there: look for gifts at The crabb pot.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Plymouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Plymouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Plymouth

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Newquay, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Coleton Fishacre, Brook Gallery, Brook Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

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