17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Shepperton
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Oxford
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
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Coventry
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Leicester
— 1 night
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Nottingham
— 1 night
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Sheffield
— 1 night
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Leeds
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Grasmere
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Patterdale
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Bassenthwaite
— 1 night
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Carlisle
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Gretna Green
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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York
— 1 night
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Shepperton

Shepperton is a suburban town in the borough of Spelthorne, in the county of Surrey in England, south west of Charing Cross, London, bounded by the Thames to the south and much of the east and which is in the north-west bisected by the M3 motorway. To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shepperton trip itinerary builder app.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southampton Airport, RAF Brize Norton, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you're off to Oxford.
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Oxford

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Bodleian Library, gain insight at Balliol College, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oxford trip maker site.

You can drive from Shepperton to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Shepperton in September, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Oxford. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 1 night

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): admire the masterpieces at The MAD Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon road trip planning tool.

Getting from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coventry.
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Coventry

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. On the 23rd (Fri), see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kenilworth Castle, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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

Coventry is very close to Stratford-upon-Avon. In September, daytime highs in Coventry are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Leicester.
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Leicester — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, make a trip to King Richard III Visitor Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Leicester Cathedral, and finally stroll around Bradgate Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Leicester attractions planner.

Drive from Coventry to Leicester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Leicester sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nottingham.
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Nottingham — 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
On the 25th (Sun), indulge your taste buds at The Real Milk Company, contemplate the long history of The Workhouse, Southwell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Southwell Minster, then contemplate the long history of City of Caves, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Nottingham vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Leicester to Nottingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 26th (Mon), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, then relax in the rural setting at Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm & Ice Cream Shop, and finally admire the natural beauty at Sheffield Winter Garden.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sheffield online trip planner.

Getting from Nottingham to Sheffield by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Leeds.
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Leeds — 2 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
On the 27th (Tue), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, walk around Roundhay Park, then get your game on at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, and finally stop by Scent Salim.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Leeds online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Leeds takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Leeds are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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You can drive from Leeds to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Grasmere.
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Grasmere

Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Allan Bank and then explore the activities along Easedale Tarn.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasmere driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Grasmere in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Patterdale.
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Patterdale

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Patterdale road trip site.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Patterdale takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Bassenthwaite on the 29th (Thu).
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Bassenthwaite — 1 night

To find maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bassenthwaite road trip planner.

You can drive from Patterdale to Bassenthwaite in an hour. In September, daytime highs in Bassenthwaite are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 30th (Fri), you're off to Carlisle.
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Carlisle

Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for gifts at Warwick Tower, explore the world behind art at Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Carlisle Cathedral.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Carlisle trip builder site.

Drive from Bassenthwaite to Carlisle in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gretna Green.
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Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Gretna Green Famous Blacksmiths Shop.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gretna Green trip itinerary planner.

Gretna Green is very close to Carlisle. In September in Gretna Green, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gretna Green to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Gretna Green in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Glasgow, with lows of 9°C. On the 1st (Sat), you're off to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 2 nights

Alexandria is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. On the 1st (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of The Hill House, then browse the exhibits of Inveraray Jail, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Denny Tank Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, then get to know the resident critters at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alexandria road trip tool.

You can drive from Glasgow to Alexandria in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the pleasant sights at Greig Street Bridge, then admire the striking features of Free North Church, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then don't miss a visit to Clava Cairns, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Inverness vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Alexandria to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 5th (Wed), don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read York day trip website.

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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