14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

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Drive
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Bournemouth
— 1 day
Drive
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Train
3
London
— 4 nights
Fly
4
Leeds
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
6
Telford
— 1 night
Drive
7
Betws-y-Coed
— 1 night
Drive
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Tenby
— 1 night
Drive
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Bournemouth

— 1 day
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. On the 17th (Fri), stroll around Lower Gardens and then sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bournemouth driving holiday site.

Exeter to Bournemouth is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bournemouth can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, then take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then get outside with The Cotswold Range. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens, take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bath itinerary planner.

Getting from Bournemouth to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, walk around Hyde Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London route planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Leeds.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 23:

Leeds

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster and then shop like a local with York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): go for a walk through York City Walls, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and then look for gifts at Fabrication Crafts.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Leeds trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from London to Leeds in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:

Bakewell

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, and then surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Bakewell trip planner.

Traveling by car from Leeds to Bakewell takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Telford.

Things to do in Bakewell

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Telford

— 1 night
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. On the 27th (Mon), make a trip to St Mary The Virgin Church, get engrossed in the history at Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and then explore the world behind art at Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Telford road trip tool.

Drive from Bakewell to Telford in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Telford

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Betws-y-Coed

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, then don't miss a visit to St Gwyddelan's Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Swallow Falls.

To find out how to plan a trip to Betws-y-Coed, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Telford to Betws-y-Coed in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Betws-y-Coed when traveling from Telford in December, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tenby.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

Tenby

— 1 night
Tenby is a walled seaside town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, on the western side of Carmarthen Bay, and the name for the local government community of Tenby.Notable features of Tenby include of sandy beaches; the 13th century medieval town walls, including the Five Arches barbican gatehouse; the 15th century St. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at The Secret Owl Garden and then make a trip to Tenby Lifeboat Station.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tenby trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to Tenby takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Tenby sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Tenby

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:

Torquay

— 1 night

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre, go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and then head outdoors with Dartmoor Llama Walks.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Torquay itinerary website.

Drive from Tenby to Torquay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Shropshire travel guide

4.4
Considered one of England's most unspoiled counties, Shropshire is both easy to reach from almost anywhere in the country and far enough from the big urban centers to have stayed relatively unchanged over the last few decades. A laid-back atmosphere pervades local life, attracting visitors eager to escape the overcrowded tourist sites of the more frequented regions. The locals take pride in their modern food culture, which is centered around trendy restaurants serving dishes prepared with some of the finest organic ingredients available in the country. Renowned for its local ales, the county leads the way in the home-brew revival, with a multitude of small traditional pubs, inns, and microbreweries.

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.