22 days in United Kingdom & Boston Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom & Boston Itinerary

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Boston, United States
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Boston, United States
— 1 night
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Boston, United States — 1 day

Rich in museums, restaurants, shops, and historical sites, Boston attracts over 16 million visitors each year. New England's largest and most influential city, Boston ranks among the world's major centers of education and culture.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Faneuil Hall Marketplace, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Fine Arts, and then stroll around Boston Common.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Boston planning app.

Denver to Boston is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Denver to Boston. Traveling from Denver in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Boston. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can fly to London.
Museums · Shopping · Parks
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, then stroll around St. James's Park, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and then stroll around Hyde Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip website.

You can fly from Boston to London in 10.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Boston in May, you will find days in London are slightly colder (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Sat) before leaving for Bath.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Bath, United Kingdom

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Bourton-on-the-Water.
Nightlife · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom — 1 night

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the 21st (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Birdland and then see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. May in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.
Museums · Wildlife · Parks
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York, United Kingdom — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Sun), wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our York travel planner.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 3 nights

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, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Fri) before leaving for Fort William.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Fort William, United Kingdom — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and then snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Fort William day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom — 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.
On the 29th (Sun), do sightseeing your way with Calum's Seal Trips. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and then take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip planning website.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.
Parks · Tours · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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Glencoe, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Etive, hike along West Highland Way, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and then trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cheltenham.
Parks · Wildlife · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom — 2 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. On the 2nd (Thu), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey, then experience rural life at Cotswold Farm Park, and then take a stroll through Montpellier District.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Glencoe to Cheltenham takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Glencoe in June, Cheltenham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 56°F. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.
Spas · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally make a trip to Big Ben.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to London by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Boston.
Museums · Historic Sites
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Boston, United States — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): wander the streets of North End and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Freedom Trail, get engrossed in the history at USS Constitution Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Boston Public Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Boston trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from London to Boston in 10.5 hours. Traveling from London to Boston, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in June, with highs in Boston at 76°F and lows at 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Yorkshire travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · History Museums
The largest of the 39 historic counties of England, Yorkshire's whimsical residents often call their home "God's Own Country." The sprawling county is divided up into four separate regions, each with its own cultural identity, thriving urban centers, and historic market towns that can fill a variety of holiday itineraries. The region’s countryside, featuring green valleys and gently rolling hills, has long attracted tourism from around the globe. Well connected to all other parts of the country by an extensive railway network, Yorkshire is a prime region for outdoor activities, with stunning scenery that includes three national parks. As part of your itinerary, explore the region’s numerous historical sites, but don’t miss meeting the colorful locals, known for being proud, industrious, and extremely opinionated about almost every subject under the sun.