25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  45​min
1
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Salisbury
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Oxford
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Cambridge
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
9
Drumnadrochit
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Manchester

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castell Dinas Bran and Walton Hall and Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens and Plas Mawr. Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk), Conwy (Conwy Town Walls, Conwy Castle, & more) and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Dunham Massey Hall & Gardens and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sefton Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Liverpool road trip app .

Manchester to Liverpool is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Conwy, Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, Castell Dinas Bran, Walton Hall and Gardens, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lytes Cary Manor and Mappa Mundi & Chained Library Exhibitions. Escape the urban bustle at Head 4 Heights Ltd and Glastonbury Tor. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Goodrich Castle (in Goodrich), Hereford Cathedral (in Hereford) and Glastonbury (Glastonbury Abbey & Chalice Well). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Raglan Castle, don't miss a visit to Lacock Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and explore the striking landscape at Symonds Yat Rock.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bath online vacation planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Bath in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Hereford, Symonds Yat Rock, Castle Combe Village, Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
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Glastonbury Abbey ©
Glastonbury Abbey
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Get outdoors at Longdown Activity Farm and Moors Valley Country Park and Forest. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Close and Hurst Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Salisbury: Winchester (Winchester Cathedral & Winchester City Mill) and Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park (in Verwood). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Salisbury tour itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Bath to Salisbury in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Salisbury

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Winchester, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, Stonehenge, Dorset Heavy Horse Farm Park, Longdown Activity Farm
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:
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Boscombe Down Aviation Collection ©
Boscombe Down Aviation Collection
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest ©

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at White Horse Hill and Chedworth Roman Villa. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall and Jane Austen's House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: The Sculpture Park (in Churt), St. George's Chapel (in Windsor) and Coughton Court (in Alcester). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Highclere Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Cathedral, admire the striking features of Sheldonian Theatre, and deepen your understanding at Magdalen College.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford journey builder .

You can drive from Salisbury to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jane Austen's House Museum, Coughton Court, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, White Horse Hill, Chedworth Roman Villa
Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:
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Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum
Chedworth Roman Villa ©
Chedworth Roman Villa
St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel

3
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Get some historical perspective at Lavenham Guildhall and Wimpole Estate. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial and University of Cambridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cambridge: Ely Cathedral (in Ely), Audley End House and Gardens (in Saffron Walden) and Stanwick Lakes (in Northampton). And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, look for all kinds of wild species at Birds of Prey Centre, and steep yourself in history at Trinity College.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cambridge holiday builder site .

Getting from Oxford to Cambridge by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in August, Cambridge is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stanwick Lakes, IWM Duxford, Birds of Prey Centre, Ely Cathedral, Lavenham Guildhall
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:
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IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral
King's College Chapel ©
King's College Chapel

4
nights
York

York ©
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.
Get outdoors at Robin Hoods Bay Beach and York Bird of Prey Centre. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Holy Trinity Church and Helmsley Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Newark Castle (in Newark-on-Trent), Steep Hill (in Lincoln) and Southwell (Southwell Minster & The Workhouse, Southwell). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and admire the natural beauty at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read York day trip planning site .

You can drive from Cambridge to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in York sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitby, Newark-on-Trent, Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Steep Hill
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:
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Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

1
night
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 10th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, explore the activities along Tarn Hows, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Helvellyn, Lake Windermere, Tarn Hows
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Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Helvellyn
Helvellyn

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Holyrood Park and Rosslyn Chapel. Royal Yacht Britannia and The Real Mary King's Close are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

2
nights
Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, and then steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Drumnadrochit journey planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Drumnadrochit in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Aigas Field Centre, Fort Augustus Abbey, Farigaig Forest, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:
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Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glen Affric National Nature Reserve ©

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