17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Cheltenham
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham — 2 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Hatton Country World (in Hatton) and Shakespeare Distillery (in Stratford-upon-Avon). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, pause for some photo ops at Tewkesbury Battlefield, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham online trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Cheltenham is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Cheltenham, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for much colder days in Cheltenham, with highs around 11°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Salisbury (Room Escape Games & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, and don't miss a visit to Bath Street.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.
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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.
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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London day trip planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the train to York.
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York — 2 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.
On the 20th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, and finally delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read York holiday planning tool.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight 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 21st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.
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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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight 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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