38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour planner
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London
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
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London — 5 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Saatchi Gallery and Temple Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Strawberry Hill House & Garden (in Twickenham), Edible Ornamentals (in Chawston) and Cambridge (Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, University of Cambridge, &more). There's lots more to do: deepen your understanding at Royal Academy of Arts, take in the views from Millennium Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London travel route tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Bath — 5 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Holburne Museum and Forest Falconry. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Avebury (Silbury Hill & Avebury Manor), Wadworth Brewery (in Devizes) and Bristol (Bristol City Docks & Bristol Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at West of England Falconry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take a stroll through Wells Market Place, and see the interesting displays at Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Bath trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 4:

Gloucester — 4 nights

Discover out-of-the-way places like Cotswold Sculpture Park and The Guildhall Worcester. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Stanton Country Park (in Swindon), Oxford (Boswell & Co, Fudge Kitchen, &more) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gloucester trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Gloucester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Bakewell.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 8:

Bakewell — 3 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Apedale Heritage Centre and Claymills Victorian Pumping Station. Get out of town with these interesting Bakewell side-trips: Longton Park (in Stoke-on-Trent), Keele Hall (in Keele) and Nantwich (Wybunbury Tower & St Mary's Church (Nantwich)). There's lots more to do: bet on your favorite at Land Rover Experience, stroll through Cheshire Falconry, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and contemplate the long history of Magpie Mines.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bakewell online route planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to York.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

York — 4 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bradford Industrial Museum and St. Mary's Church Beverley. Explore York's surroundings by going to River Nidd Waterside Walk (in Knaresborough), St. Peter's Church (in Harrogate) and Fewston Reservoir (in Fewston). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Thornton's Arcade, walk around Rowntree Park, don't miss a visit to County Arcade, and find something for the whole family at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland.

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Drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Durham.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

Durham — 4 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Auckland Castle and The Green Howards Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Yarm (Yarm & Alpaca Alpaca At Leven Valley), Stockton-on-Tees (Labyrinth Holistic Cafe & Ropner Park) and Hamsterley Forest (in Hamsterley). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast, get outside with Allout Adventures, and get engrossed in the history at Head of Steam - Darlington Railway Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planner.

Take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Durham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Cockermouth — 4 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore hidden gems such as J.B.Banks and Son Ltd and Jennings Brewery. Venture out of the city with trips to Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge), Lockerbie Garden of Remembrance (in Lockerbie) and Hetland Garden Centre (in Carrutherstown). There's still lots to do: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, don't miss a visit to Cockermouth History Wall, and trek along Hallin Fell.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Durham to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. In December in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Glasgow.
Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scottish Football Museum and Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew. Get out of town with these interesting Glasgow side-trips: Xtreme Karting Falkirk (in Falkirk), Stirling (Robert the Bruce Statue & The Alpaca Trekking Centre) and Allanwater Brewhouse (in Bridge of Allan). There's much more to do: walk around Mugdock Country Park, take a stroll through City Centre Mural Trail, appreciate the history behind Statue "As Proud As", and make a trip to Lyle Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow route planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. In December in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

Edinburgh — 5 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pickering's Gin Distillery and Photography Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: The Black Watch Castle & Museum (in Perth), Ben Vrackie (in Pitlochry) and Dunkeld (Dunkeld Cathedral & The Hermitage Woodland Walk). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Water of Leith Walkway, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Edinburgh, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and sample the fine beverages at Glenkinchie Distillery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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.