45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chengdu
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
London
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Ulverston
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Gairloch
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
9
Wick
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Chengdu

6
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 National Gallery. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner .

Chengdu, China to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chengdu to London is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Chengdu in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Chavenage House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Gloucester (Gloucester Cathedral, Jet Age Museum, & more), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Tewkesbury Abbey (in Tewkesbury). The adventure continues: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, pause for some photo ops at Hailes Abbey, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Bath planner .

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Berkeley, Castle Combe, Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Corinium Museum and Sudeley Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Bugatti Trust Visitor Center (in Gotherington). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church, admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens, and admire the landmark architecture of St Nicholas Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Northleach, Burford, Cirencester, The Parish Church of St. Mary
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Mechanical Music Museum ©
Mechanical Music Museum
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

5
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 a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and St Lawrence Church (in Appleby-in-Westmorland). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and learn about all things military at Ashworth Barracks.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the York travel route planning tool .

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in York, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Ulverston.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

St Lawrence Church, Ashworth Barracks, Durham Cathedral, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
Ashworth Barracks ©
Ashworth Barracks
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

4
nights
Ulverston

Ulverston ©
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Lakeland Motor Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ulverston: Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House (in Bowness-on-Windermere), Kendal (Levens Hall & Quaker Tapestry) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Predator Experience, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, examine the collection at The Dock Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ulverston trip planner.

Getting from York to Ulverston by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ulverston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, Kendal, Barrow-in-Furness, Muncaster Castle, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Highlights from your plan
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Ulverston to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fort George and Highland Folk Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Tain Through Time (in Tain), Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus) and Ruthven Barracks (in Newtonmore). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, get engrossed in the history at Tarbat Discovery Centre, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Newtonmore, Cawdor Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, East Church
Highlights from your plan
Fort George
Fort George
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church

5
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. Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk (in Drumbuie), Morar (Morar Beach & The Morar Cross) and Carron Pottery (in Strathcarron). There's still lots to do: stroll through Camusdarach Beach, kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt, and take in nature's colorful creations at Inverewe Garden.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Gairloch road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Inverness to Gairloch in 2 hours. When traveling from Inverness in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Gairloch, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mallaig, Aultbea, Assynt, Camusdarach Beach, RhueArt
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle

3
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Wick Heritage Museum and Castlehill Heritage Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Wick: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Holburn Head Lighthouse (in Scrabster) and Thurso (The Castle and Gardens of Mey, Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, & more).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Wick trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Wick takes 3.5 hours. July in Wick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Dunbeath, Duncansby Head, Dunnet Head Lighthouse, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse

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