39 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

39 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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39 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
London
— 8 nights
train:  3​h
2
Penrith
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Grange-over-Sands
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh
— 9 nights
train:  1​h
5
Glasgow
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Colombo


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8
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.
You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds and East Sussex Falconry. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Colombo to London. While traveling from Colombo, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Penrith.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, The Big Cat Sanctuary, East Sussex Falconry, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

7
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hawkshead Grammar School and Townend. Get in touch with nature at Seascale Beach and Riverside Golf Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Scafell Pike Mountain (in Seathwaite) and Ambleside (Old Courthouse Gallery & Loughrigg Fell). The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Orton Farmers' Market, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, and tee off at Penrith Golf Centre and Driving Range.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Penrith route planner.

Traveling by train from London to Penrith takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from London in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ambleside, Keswick, Orton, Seascale Beach, Scafell Pike Mountain
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Seascale Beach ©
Seascale Beach
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag

6
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Silecroft Beach and Earnse Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Predator Experience and Muncaster Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grange-over-Sands: Haverigg Beach (in Millom), Old Man of Coniston (in Coniston) and Hawkshead Brewery (in Staveley). Spend the 20th (Fri) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Grange-over-Sands online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Penrith to Grange-over-Sands takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kendal, Ulverston, Earnse Bay, Muncaster Castle, SpindleCraft
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Silecroft Beach ©
Silecroft Beach
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

9
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Bamburgh (St Aiden Beach & Ross Back Sands Beach), Cocklawburn Beach (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Elie Beach (in Elie). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Grange-over-Sands to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cocklawburn Beach, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Elie Beach, Linhope Spout
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

6
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get in touch with nature at Strathblane Falconry and Puck's Glen. Head to Art Village and A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shopfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Glasgow: Seamill Beach (in Seamill), Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland (in Turnberry) and Conic Hill (in Balmaha). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, steep yourself in history at The Scottish Crannog Centre, and examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Glasgow road trip app .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

A D Rattray's Whisky Experience & Whisky Shop, Stirling Castle, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Seamill Beach, Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
Highlights from your plan
Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©

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