22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and see the interesting displays at The British Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London trip maker site.

Boise, USA to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Boise to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boise in May, you will find days in London are little chillier (62°F), and nights are about the same (46°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Bath — 2 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry, walk around Royal Victoria Park, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Wells Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and then explore the ancient world of Glastonbury Abbey.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bath tour itinerary planner.

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 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums
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Find places to stay May 6 — 8:

Cheltenham — 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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and then get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham journey builder site.

You can drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May in Cheltenham, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Ambleside is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ambleside road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay May 10 — 13:

Fort William — 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 14th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct, then trek along Lost Valley Trail, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Find places to stay May 13 — 15:

Inverness — 3 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Janet Horne Memorial Stone (in Dornoch), Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's much more to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, explore the activities along Loch Ness, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 58°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Tours · Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Edinburgh — 4 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip maker site.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 58°F during the day and 43°F at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

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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