57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Portinscale
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Aviemore
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Winchester
— 6 nights
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London
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Bakewell — 6 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 explore and learn at Chatsworth House and White Peakhouse Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at All Saints Church and Cromford Canal. Venture out of the city with trips to Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent), Lincoln Cathedral (in Lincoln) and Robin Hood and Maid Marian (in Edwinstowe). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Shropshire Falconry Ltd, make a trip to Holy Trinity Parish Church, get a dose of the wild on Sally Mosley Guided Walks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Longshaw Estate.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakewell online trip itinerary maker.

Liverpool to Bakewell is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to York.
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York — 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Vulcan Experience and Durham Heritage Coast. National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope), Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and step into the grandiose world of Durham Castle.

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You can drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January in York, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portinscale.
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Portinscale — 3 nights

Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Get some cultural insight at The Puzzling Place and Thornthwaite Galleries. Museum-lovers will appreciate Derwent Pencil Museum and Keswick Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and stop by Fultons Lakes Jewellery Works.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Portinscale trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from York to Portinscale takes 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 6 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Get some cultural insight at St. Mary & Saint Finnan Catholic Church and Saint Andrew's Church. Appreciate the collections at Gill Wilson Studio/Gallery and West Highland Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara), Inveraray (Purdies of Argyll Ltd, Inveraray Jail, &more) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, hike along Glencoe Lochan, step into the grandiose world of Strome Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Portinscale to Fort William in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 6 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Your inner history buff will appreciate Aviemore Railway Station and Blair Castle & Gardens. Carrbridge Artists Studio and Clan Macpherson Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Aviemore with an excursion to Dalwhinnie Distillery in Dalwhinnie--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, sample the tasty concoctions at Cairngorm Brewery, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore online trip builder.

You can drive from Fort William to Aviemore in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Aviemore sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel in Glasgow, about 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: experience rural life at BobCat Alpacas, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip site.

Drive from Aviemore to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 6 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 some cultural insight at Tewkesbury Abbey and Gloucester Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Gloucester Docks and Mariners Church. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Pitt Rivers Museum) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace, The MAD Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the exciting artwork at The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, and have fun and explore at Cheltenham Science Group Science Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cheltenham itinerary app.

Getting from Edinburgh to Cheltenham by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Bath.
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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.
The Roman Baths and Castle Combe Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Somerset Crafts and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: West Front (in Wells), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and White Spring Well & Temple (in Glastonbury). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, and steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Bath road trip planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Winchester.
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Winchester — 6 nights

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Let the collections at The Mary Rose and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard capture your imagination. Explore Winchester's surroundings by going to Stonehenge Public Access Footpath (in Amesbury), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (in Salisbury) and Pennybridge Farm Alpacas (in Hook). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at West Sussex Falconry, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, and make a trip to Winchester City Mill.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Winchester holiday planner.

Getting from Bath to Winchester by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. February in Winchester sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to London.
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London — 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Tate Modern. Explore London's surroundings by going to Joe's Bows (in Hernhill) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum London.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read London tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Winchester to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back 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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