28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip builder
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Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Train
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive
9
York
— 4 nights
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London — 5 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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

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Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 2 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from Johannesburg in October: highs in London hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bath.
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Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Bath — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Cirencester.
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Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Cirencester — 2 nights

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 29th (Sat), stop by Domestic Science, then admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Cotswold Range. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkstone Brewery, and then examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cirencester travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 3 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stratford-upon-Avon: Bird on the Hand Falconry Experiences (in Church Langton) and Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Batsford Arboretum). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, contemplate the long history of Guys Cliffe House, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and make a trip to The Moreton Gallery.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Cirencester to Stratford-upon-Avon in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

Inverness — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, explore the activities along River Ness, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Inverness online road trip 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 November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Inverness, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 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, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker app.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cockermouth.
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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. Explore Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Derwentwater, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and make a trip to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

For photos and tourist information, read Cockermouth online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Cockermouth, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:

Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 13th (Sun), get great views at Orrest Head, push the limits with an extreme tour, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. On your second day here, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and then identify plant and animal life at Kandoo Adventures.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Windermere journey builder tool.

Drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to York.
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York — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). The adventure continues: learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:

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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