59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary builder

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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Warwick
— 3 nights
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Telford
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
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Liverpool
— 5 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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London

— 6 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham), Standen (in East Grinstead) and Wings Aviation Museum (in Balcombe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route planner.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: high temperatures in London hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and Stonehenge. Get a sense of the local culture at Wells Cathedral and Castle Combe Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Avebury (Church of St. James, West Kennet Avenue, &more), Wells (Mendip Hospital Cemetery, St Cuthbert's parish Church, &more) and Wilton House (in Wilton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, pause for some serene contemplation at Malmesbury Abbey, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester

— 5 nights
Let the collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Jet Age Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sudeley Castle and Cotswold Motoring Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Raglan Castle (in Raglan), Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard, Berkeley Castle, &more) and Hopewell Colliery (in Coleford).

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester journey maker.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 56°F during the day and 44°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warwick

— 3 nights
Visit Warwick Castle and St. Peter and Vincula (St. Peter in Chains) for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate St. John's House and Lord Leycester Hospital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: St Michael's Church (in Steeple Claydon), National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon).

Make your Warwick itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Gloucester to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Warwick are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Telford.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Telford

— 5 nights
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Chirk Castle and Shobdon Church. Appreciate the collections at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Park Hall the Countryside Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Telford: Stourbridge (Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses & The Red House Glass Cone), Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow) and Dudley (Dudley Zoo and Castle & Black Country Living Museum). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at The Judge's Lodging Museum, explore the historical opulence of Powis Castle and Garden, get engrossed in the history at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannock Chase AONB.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Telford route planner.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Telford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Traveling from Warwick in April, Telford is slightly colder at night with lows of 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Telford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bakewell

— 5 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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chatsworth House and Eyam Plague Village Museum. Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and White Peakhouse Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (The Natural World Centre, Whisby, Lincoln Cathedral, &more), Matlock (Cromford Canal & Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum ) and Newark Air Museum (in Newark-on-Trent). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bakewell Old House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence, contemplate the long history of Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow, and take in the pleasant sights at Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bakewell online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Telford to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bakewell sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and Merseyside Maritime Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bunbury Mill and Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints, Plas Mawr, &more), Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and take an in-depth tour of Imperial War Museum North.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some historical perspective at Sizergh Castle and Muncaster Castle. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Holker Hall & Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & Holy Trinity Church). There's much more to do: stroll through Tarn Hows, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church, get great views at Orrest Head, and identify plant and animal life at Aira Force Waterfall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Ambleside takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

York

— 5 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.
Visit Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and The Vulcan Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Durham (Palace Green, Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, &more), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, learn about all things military at Kohima Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip site.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Embleton Bay (in Embleton), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and Glasgow Science Centre. Get some historical perspective at The Scottish Crannog Centre and Culzean Castle. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe), Inveraray (Inveraray Jail & Inveraray Castle) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, and get outside with The Birks of Aberfeldy.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle, and see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.