12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Natural History Museum. The adventure continues: take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with BrakeAway Bike Tours.

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Lexington, USA to London is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Lexington in June, with highs in London at 68°F and lows at 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get great views at Orrest Head, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn and then surround yourself with nature on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

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Traveling by train from London to Windermere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 1 night

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, then examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

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Getting from Windermere to Cockermouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in June, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Getting from Cockermouth to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Cockermouth in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Edinburgh, with lows of 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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.