31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 3 nights
Train
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Durham
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the London road trip planning app.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to London. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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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), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Wells (Wells Cathedral & Wells Market Place). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary tool.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 3 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water).

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester route builder app.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 3 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich), Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury) and Church of the Holy Cross (in Ilam). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, join the crowd at Land Rover Experience, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and stop by World of Bushcraft Centre.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bakewell route website.

Getting from Gloucester to Bakewell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to York.
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York — 3 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.
York is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Yorkshire Air Museum, admire the striking features of York Minster, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the York trip maker tool.

Drive from Bakewell to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Durham.
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Durham — 3 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Change things up with these side-trips from Durham: Roseberry Topping (in Middlesbrough) and Allout Adventures (in Hexham). There's much more to do: make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, visit Fury Events, contemplate the long history of Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens, and explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Durham route planner.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Durham, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 4 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside), The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at Purusha Yoga & Wellness, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, and sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ambleside vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Durham to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Edinburgh — 5 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, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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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