38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Chengdu

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Shop till you drop at Harrods and Camden Market. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and make a trip to Tower of London.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London trip site .

Chengdu, China to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chengdu to London, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chengdu in June: high temperatures in London hover around 23°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
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 The Roman Baths and The Gallery at The Guild. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cotswold Lavender and Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Tewkesbury (Showborough House Sculpture Garden & Tewkesbury Abbey), Broadway (John Noott Galleries, Richard Hagen, & more) and Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre (in Chipping Campden). There's much more to do: trek along Cotswold Way, hunt for treasures at Pulteney Bridge, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and browse for treasures at The Barn.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath vacation planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Broadway, Chipping Campden, Tewkesbury, Stonehenge, The Barn
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Lavender ©
Cotswold Lavender
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

4
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Take a break from the city and head to Head 4 Heights Ltd and The Cotswold Range. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fosse Gallery and Corinium Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cirencester: Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop (in Longborough) and Stow-on-the-Wold (Peter Martin Gallery, St. Edward's Church, & more). There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, take in the architecture and design of Westonbirt House and Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Peter & St Paul.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cirencester journey builder website .

You can drive from Bath to Cirencester in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury, Moreton-in-Marsh, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Church of St Peter & St Paul
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd

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.
Do your shopping at Chatsworth House and York Shambles. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pyramid Gallery and National Railway Museum. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Kennedys Fine Chocolates (in Orton), White Peakhouse Gallery (in Bakewell) and Appleby-in-Westmorland (St Anne's Hospital & Courtyard Gallery). Spend the 2nd (Tue) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks - Walks to Inspire. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Stonegate, browse for treasures at The Antiques Emporium, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

Plan my day in York using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to York takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Bakewell, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, Lake District National Park Guided Walks, The Antiques Emporium
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get outdoors at Helvellyn and Alpacaly Ever After. Do some cultural sightseeing at Viridian Gallery and Castlegate House Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Buttermere (in Buttermere) and SpindleCraft (in Holmrook). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, trek along Helm Crag, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere trip site .

You can drive from York to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Cockermouth, Helvellyn, Buttermere Lake, Alpacaly Ever After
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Relax by the water at Achmelvich Beach and Clachtoll Beach Campsite. Do your shopping at Perfume Studio and An Talla Solais. Venture out of the city with trips to RhueArt (in Rhue) and Ullapool (Ullapool Market, Lael Forest Walks, & more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gairloch attractions planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Gairloch in 7 hours. Another option is to fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ullapool, Achmelvich Beach, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Red Point Beach, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Picaresque Books are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Rosemarkie Beach and Loch Morlich. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: River Rafting & Tubing (in Aviemore), Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition (in Drumnadrochit) and Rogie Falls (in Contin). Spend the 13th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Ferintosh Community Market, take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, and get a taste of the local shopping with Tore Art Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Gairloch to Inverness takes 2 hours. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Tours Shopping

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Ferintosh Community Market, Rogie Falls, Tore Art Gallery
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Nature & Wildlife Tours

4
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Get outdoors at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. The Clansman Centre and Glenfinnan Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, stroll through Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William day trip website .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Glen Etive, Morar Beach, Loch Linnhe
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) ©
Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Calton Hill. Shop till you drop at Jupiter Artland and Open Eye Gallery. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Urbane Art Gallery, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and shop like a local with Dovecot Studios.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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