29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to York
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
Fly

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York — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Fabrication Crafts (in Leeds). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, see the interesting displays at Fairfax House, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, and admire the striking features of York Shambles.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the York driving holiday planner.

Perth, Australia to York is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. In December, York is much colder than Perth - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 4 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, and get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Ambleside travel site.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 5 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, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Bourton-on-the-Water.
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Bourton-on-the-Water — 4 nights

Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bourton-on-the-Water: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House). And it doesn't end there: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautylicious, take in panoramic vistas at Broadway Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Edinburgh to Bourton-on-the-Water by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Spas) and Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, don't miss a visit to Winchester Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at West of England Falconry.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath planning app.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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London — 6 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: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the London trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can fly 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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