16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Shepperton
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Oxford
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Coventry
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Birmingham
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Nottingham
— 1 night
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Sheffield
— 1 night
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Leeds
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 1 night
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Braithwaite
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Bassenthwaite
— 1 night
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Carlisle
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Gretna Green
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Alexandria
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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York
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Shepperton

Shepperton is a suburban town in the borough of Spelthorne, in the county of Surrey in England, south west of Charing Cross, London, bounded by the Thames to the south and much of the east and which is in the north-west bisected by the M3 motorway. To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shepperton attractions planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southampton Airport, RAF Brize Norton, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. September in Shepperton sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll set off for Oxford on the 28th (Wed).
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Oxford — 1 day

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by car from Shepperton to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Shepperton in September since evenings lows in Oxford dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 1 night

Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 28th (Wed), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Drive from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Coventry.
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Coventry

Coventry is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England.Historically part of Warwickshire, Coventry is the 9th largest city in England and the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Coventry Transport Museum, explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Coventry trip itinerary builder site.

Coventry is very close to Stratford-upon-Avon. In September in Coventry, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.
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Birmingham

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): make a trip to Brindleyplace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Birmingham trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Coventry to Birmingham takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Nottingham.
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Nottingham — 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Nottingham trip app.

You can drive from Birmingham to Nottingham in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Nottingham are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Sheffield.
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Sheffield — 1 night

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, stop by Bakewell Visitor Centre, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bath Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, experience rural life at Our Cow Molly Dairy Farm & Ice Cream Shop, then identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community Farm, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sheffield trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Nottingham to Sheffield by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Sheffield are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Leeds.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): learn about all things military at Royal Armouries Museum, then look for gifts at Scent Salim, then walk around Roundhay Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Leeds travel route builder app.

Drive from Sheffield to Leeds in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 3rd (Mon), examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

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Traveling by car from Leeds to Windermere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Braithwaite.
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Braithwaite

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Braithwaite trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Braithwaite takes 1.5 hours. October in Braithwaite sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Bassenthwaite.
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Bassenthwaite — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), admire the striking features of Wordsworth House and Garden, then meet the residents at The Lake District Wildlife Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bassenthwaite trip maker tool.

Bassenthwaite is very close to Braithwaite. In October, daily temperatures in Bassenthwaite can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Carlisle.
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Carlisle

Carlisle is a city and the county town of Cumbria. To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Carlisle trip tool.

You can drive from Bassenthwaite to Carlisle in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Carlisle are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Gretna Green on the 5th (Wed).
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Gretna Green

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gretna Green trip maker app.

Gretna Green is very close to Carlisle. In October, daytime highs in Gretna Green are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gretna Green to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. In October in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alexandria.
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Alexandria — 2 nights

Alexandria is a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. On the 7th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Denny Tank Museum, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Loch Lomond Sea Life Aquarium, then get to know the resident critters at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alexandria travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Alexandria in an hour. October in Alexandria sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Free North Church, look for gifts at WoodWinters Wines & Whiskies, and then savor the flavors at Food & Drink. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along River Ness, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then go for a walk through Greig Street Bridge, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness day trip planner.

Drive from Alexandria to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and then make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip website.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can take a train to York.
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York — 1 night

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.
On the 13th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre and then admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read York day trip tool.

Take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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Keswick travel guide

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Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.

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Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park travel guide

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