16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route builder

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Buxton
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Skipton
— 1 night
Drive
3
Barnard Castle
— 1 night
Drive
4
Hexham
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Hawick
— 1 night
Drive
6
Peebles
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Kielder
— 1 night
Drive
8
Beamish
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Thirsk
— 1 night
Drive

S M T W T F S
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1

Buxton

— 2 nights
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, England. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Pavilion Gardens, Head underground at Poole's Cavern & Buxton Country Park, then get to know the fascinating history of Solomon's Temple, and finally make a trip to Samuel Turner Memorial Drinking Fountain. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Alton Towers Theme Park.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Buxton trip itinerary site.

Lincoln to Buxton is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Skipton.

Things to do in Buxton

Theme Parks · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Skipton

— 1 night
Skipton is a market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. On the 18th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Thornton Hall Farm Country Park, see Off-Road Tours, then go for a walk through Malham Cove, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Settle Hydro, Weir & Salmon Ladder.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Skipton trip planner.

You can drive from Buxton to Skipton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Skipton are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Barnard Castle.

Things to do in Skipton

Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 18 — 19:

Barnard Castle

— 1 night
Barnard Castle is a market town in Teesdale, County Durham, England. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Barnard Castle, then stop by Chocolate Fayre, then examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Barnard Castle day trip tool.

You can drive from Skipton to Barnard Castle in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April in Barnard Castle, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Hexham.

Things to do in Barnard Castle

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:

Hexham

— 2 nights
Hexham is a market town and civil parish in Northumberland, England, south of the River Tyne, and was the administrative centre for the Tynedale district from 1974 to 2009. On the 20th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Hexham Abbey, then delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town, then admire the landmark architecture of National Trust Wallington, and finally step into the grandiose world of Belsay Castle. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Vindolanda, get engrossed in the history at Roman Army Museum, then contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, and finally pause for some photo ops at Temple of Mithras, Carrawburgh - Hadrian's Wall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hexham day trip website.

Getting from Barnard Castle to Hexham by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hexham are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hawick.

Things to do in Hexham

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Hawick

— 1 night
Hawick is a town in the Scottish Borders council area and historic county of Roxburghshire in the east Southern Uplands of Scotland. On the 22nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Melrose Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of Abbotsford House, and then walk around Wilton Lodge Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Hawick online itinerary maker.

Drive from Hexham to Hawick in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in April, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Peebles.

Things to do in Hawick

Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:

Peebles

— 4 nights
Peebles is a royal burgh in Tweeddale, within the Scottish Borders region. Bring the kids along to Five Sisters Zoo and Harburn Golf Club. Venture out of the city with trips to Livingston (Dedridge Baptist Church & Almond Valley Heritage Trust). Next up on the itinerary: grab your bike and head to Glentress Forest, don't miss a visit to The Great Polish Map of Scotland, admire the natural beauty at Kailzie Gardens, and delve into the distant past at Cross Kirk.

To see where to stay and tourist information, you can read our Peebles trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Hawick to Peebles takes an hour. In April, daytime highs in Peebles are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Kielder.

Things to do in Peebles

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Kielder

— 1 night
Kielder Village is a small, remote village in western Northumberland, England. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kielder Water & Forest Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, then let little ones run wild at Minotaur Maze, then stroll through Osprey Watch, and finally look and learn at Kielder Observatory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kielder trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Peebles to Kielder in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Kielder are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Beamish.

Things to do in Kielder

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Beamish

— 2 nights
Beamish, previously named 'Pit Hill', is a village in County Durham, England, situated to the north east of Stanley.The village is contained within Hell Hole Wood and is home to Beamish Museum, an open-air museum seeking to replicate a northern town of the early 20th century. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Derwentcote Steel Furnace, get in on the family fun at Beamish Wild, then walk around WWT Washington Wetland Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Penshaw Monument.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Beamish road trip app.

Traveling by car from Kielder to Beamish takes 1.5 hours. In April in Beamish, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thirsk.

Things to do in Beamish

Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Thirsk

— 1 night
Thirsk is a small market town and civil parish in the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see the interesting displays at World of James Herriot, examine the collection at Thirsk Museum, then find something for the whole family at The Forbidden Corner, and finally look for gifts at Bah Humbugs Sweet Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, find something for the whole family at Flamingo Land, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Thirsk trip builder tool.

You can drive from Beamish to Thirsk in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thirsk

Museums · Theme Parks · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

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.