47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom journey maker

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London
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Winchester
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 5 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do and tourist information, use the London trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to London is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect London to be cooler, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can take a train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brighton and Hove: Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne), Roundstone Farm (in Worthing) and South Downs Planetarium (in Chichester). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, experience rural life at Plaw Hatch Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at East Sussex Falconry, and get the lay of the land with The Brighton Story Guided Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Winchester

— 3 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, paddle through the water with New Forest Activities, identify plant and animal life at Pennybridge Farm Alpacas, and savor the flavors at Thames Valley Wine School.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Winchester road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Winchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Winchester sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Winchester

Tours · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Wineries

Side Trips

Bath

— 5 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 Avebury (Avebury Manor & West Kennet Long Barrow), Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury) and Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St Cuthbert's parish Church, and push the limits with Wild Wookey.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Winchester to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 5 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Bourton On The Water Cemetery (in Bourton-on-the-Water), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, test your problem-solving skills at Trapped Escape Rooms, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John the Evangelist Church, Slimbridge, Glos.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 4 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen), Lucardo (in Rossendale) and Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Anne's Church, Baslow, stroll through Kinder Scout, and Head underground at Druids Caves.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bakewell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Bakewell are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Explore York's surroundings by going to My Little Farm Spa (in Liversedge), Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield) and Clue HQ - Harrogate (in Harrogate). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Bridgewater Cruises, go for a walk through York City Walls, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and admire the striking features of York Railway Station.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the York road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Side Trips

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Explore Durham's surroundings by going to Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at Escape Rooms Durham, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, gain insight at Hall Hill Farm, and test the waters at Spa at Ramside.

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Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Durham sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Windermere

— 5 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). And it doesn't end there: see Kankku Off Road Driving Adventures, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, have some family-friendly fun at Cliffhanger Rooms, and delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 7 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, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get great views at Calton Hill.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Windermere to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

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.