19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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Fly
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Train
4
London
— 5 nights
Train
5
York
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bakewell
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder.

Helsinki, Finland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cheltenham.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Cheltenham — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Domestic Science), Hatton Country World (in Hatton) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). Next up on the itinerary: gain some tasty knowledge on Shakespeare Distillery, don't miss a visit to The Tower @ RSC, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautylicious, and step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham trip itinerary builder site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Cheltenham in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cheltenham when traveling from Edinburgh in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London — 5 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Hyde Park, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find maps and more tourist information, use the London road trip website.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
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York — 2 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.
On the 30th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of York Shambles, then admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read York road trip planning website.

Getting from London to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, then explore the fascinating underground world of Peak Cavern, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castleton Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House and then don't miss a visit to Riley Graves.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bakewell online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (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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