20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner
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Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 1 night
Drive
3
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 1 night
Drive
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 2 nights
Drive
8
York
— 2 nights
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London — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London online vacation planner.

Nashville, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Nashville to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nashville in October, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bath — 1 night

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 17th (Mon), explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip maker.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 nights

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the striking features of Shakespeare's New Place, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn insider's secrets on Shakespeare Distillery, then experience rural life at Middle England Farm Alpacas, and then steep yourself in history at Guys Cliffe House.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Inverness.
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Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Inverness — 1 night

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 20th (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, and then make a trip to Free North Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Stratford-upon-Avon to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in October, Inverness is a bit cooler at night with lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

Make your Edinburgh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
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Cockermouth — 3 nights

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. Take a break from Cockermouth with a short trip to Aira Force Waterfall in Penrith, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and get a dose of the wild on Lakeland Mountain Guides.

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Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. October in Cockermouth sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
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Newcastle upon Tyne — 2 nights

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Oriental Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, and then stop by Fury Events. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Durham University Botanic Garden, then make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Newcastle upon Tyne trip builder.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Newcastle upon Tyne in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster and then see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in York are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel 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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