24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive
3
London
— 1 night
Fly
4
Manchester
— 2 nights
Train
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Pitlochry
— 1 night
Drive
7
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
8
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Glencoe
— 1 night
Drive
10
Edinburgh
— 1 night
Train
11
Manchester
— 1 night
Train
12
London
— 1 night
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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.
For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Covent Garden. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary builder.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 4°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oxford.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
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Oxford — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Bicester Village as well as Cotswold Exploring. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Peter Martin Gallery (in Stow-on-the-Wold) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from London to Oxford by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oxford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to London.
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London — 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 27th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Oxford to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at National Football Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, then get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester journey planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December in Manchester, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and The Red Door Galleryfor some retail therapy. It doesn't end there: look for gifts at Castlehill Whisky and sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Manchester to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll set off for Pitlochry on the 2nd (Mon).
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Pitlochry — 1 night

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery and then take in the exciting artwork at The Wee Scottish Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pitlochry route planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 1 night

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Walkers Shortbread Factory Shop. On the 3rd (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Walkers Shortbread Factory Shop, explore the galleries of Castle Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nairn Beach, and finally stop by WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies.

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Drive from Pitlochry to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Camasunary Bay.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye online road trip planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in January since evenings lows in Isle of Skye dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 1 night

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 6th (Fri), stop by The Winter Thistle, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then hike along Glencoe Lochan.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe day trip app.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Glencoe by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 1 night

Athens of the North

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland and then stop by Destined For Home.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder app.

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.
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Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

On the 8th (Sun), have fun and explore at People's History Museum, then have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

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You can take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to fly to London.
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London — 1 night

The Square Mile

Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Camden Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Farringdons Jewellery, then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and finally stop by Tresor Paris.

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Getting from Manchester to London by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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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