22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Cambridge
— 1 night
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York
— 4 nights
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Betws-y-Coed
— 5 nights
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 3 nights
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Weymouth
— 4 nights
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London
— 4 nights
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Cambridge — 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cambridge planning app.

Vienna, Austria to Cambridge is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Vienna in August, plan for little chillier days in Cambridge, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to York.
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Nightlife · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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York — 4 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.
Attractions like York Maze and National Railway Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from York to Auckley to see Yorkshire Wildlife Park about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the York trip planning website.

Getting from Cambridge to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Betws-y-Coed.
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Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Betws-y-Coed — 5 nights

Kids will appreciate attractions like Snowdon and Harlech Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Betws-y-Coed: Beaumaris (Castle Gardens Beaumaris & Beaumaris Castle), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Gelert's Grave (in Beddgelert). There's still lots to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, contemplate the long history of Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and take in the views from Sappers Suspension Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Betws-y-Coed travel route planning app.

You can drive from York to Betws-y-Coed in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 3 nights

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. Attractions like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Cotswold Falconry Centre make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's much more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St. Mary, and get in on the family fun at The Dragonfly Maze.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Weymouth.
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Weymouth — 4 nights

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Kids will appreciate attractions like The Tank Museum and Weymouth Beach. The adventure continues: get outside with Jurassic Safari, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, experience rural life at Eweleaze Farm, and stop by Stuart Wiltshire Glass.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Weymouth trip maker app.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Weymouth in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to London.
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London — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Coca-Cola London Eye and National Gallery. Step out of London to go to Slough and see Kedermister Library, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and stroll around Hyde Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read London planning site.

You can drive from Weymouth to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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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.
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Snowdonia National Park travel guide

4.3
Zipline · Mountains · Waterfalls
Unlike national parks in other countries, is made up of both public and private lands, serving as a permanent home to over 26,000 people. This is the largest national park in Wales, boasting the highest mountain in England and Wales. Dotted by numerous picturesque villages, the park is steeped in local history and culture. One of the wettest parts of the British Isles, the park shelters a diverse plant and animal life, with many areas protected by local and European conservation laws. The area includes over 2,300 km (1,500 mi) of public footpaths, with numerous secluded mountain walks that are relatively empty of hikers and offer peaceful views of the surrounding landscape.
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Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Architectural Buildings · 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.
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Dorset travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Celebrated novelist Thomas Hardy lived most of his life in Dorset and used it as a setting in many of his finest works. Today, tourists from around the globe use this region as a setting for their great English adventure. Places to visit in this county feature a variety of landscapes, including steep chalk hills, wide clay valleys, and a series of small but thriving dairy farms. Arguably the most important attraction of this rural region is the enormous Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site stretching for over 155 km (96 mi). A tour along this coastline, with its fossil-rich beaches and secluded bays, is a trip through time. The landforms of the region document the geologic developments that shaped the surface of our planet over hundreds of millions of years.
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