17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom attractions planner
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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York
— 1 night
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Bakewell
— 2 nights
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Cheltenham — 2 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: Hatton Country World (in Hatton), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Shakespeare Distillery (in Stratford-upon-Avon). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and pause for some photo ops at Tewkesbury Battlefield.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip itinerary tool.

New Delhi, India to Cheltenham is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 5.5 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Cheltenham hover around 11°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe), Salisbury (Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, &more) and Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Bath road trip website.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.
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London — 4 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London online day trip planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation maker.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.
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York — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then make a trip to York Shambles, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our York day trip planning website.

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Peak Cavern, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Anne's Church, Baslow.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Bakewell trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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