38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
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Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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London

— 5 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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder site.

Los Angeles, USA to London is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Los Angeles to London. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in London hover around 67°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, and make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross.

For reviews and other tourist information, go to the Bath journey planning site.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh

— 2 nights
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, then sample the tasty concoctions at The Cotswold Brewing Company, and finally take a memorable tour with Tour Gems. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Moreton-in-Marsh itinerary planning website.

Getting from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

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

Side Trips

Llandudno

— 4 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Llandudno trip maker website.

Getting from Moreton-in-Marsh to Llandudno by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Windermere (in Windermere), Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & St Andrew's church) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Derwentwater, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alpacaly Ever After, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside trip planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Durham

— 2 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 4th (Mon), stop by Fury Events, then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and finally make a trip to Palace Green. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to World War One Soldier Sculpture, take an in-depth tour of Oriental Museum, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels, and finally explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Durham itinerary tool.

Drive from Ambleside to Durham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Durham are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh attractions planner.

Getting from Durham to Edinburgh by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Fort William

— 4 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Land Sea and Islands Centre). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Inverness

— 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dornoch (Coast Candle Co. & Royal Dornoch Golf Club). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, indulge your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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.