29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Houston
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Arisaig
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
York
— 4 nights
train:  2​h
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
Houston

4
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
For shopping fun, head to Somerset Crafts or Pulteney Bridge. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Roman Baths and Stonehenge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). The adventure continues: stop by Emma Rose Art Works, explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle, and steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bath online route planner .

Houston, USA to Bath is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Bath is 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bath

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Somerset Crafts, Avebury Stone Circle, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Stonehenge, Ham Wall Nature Reserve
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

3
days
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Step out of the city life by going to S&D Falconry and Crickley Hill. Head to Cotswold Lavender and The Barnfor some retail therapy. Explore Moreton-in-Marsh's surroundings by going to Stratford-upon-Avon (Roly's Fudge & Waterside Food and Craft Market), Warwick Castle (in Warwick) and Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market (in Cirencester). It doesn't end there: stop by Alain Rouveure Galleries.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Moreton-in-Marsh trip planner .

Drive from Bath to Moreton-in-Marsh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Moreton-in-Marsh are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

#Shopping, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, Crickley Hill, Alain Rouveure Galleries, The Barn, Warwick Castle
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Cotswold Lavender ©
Cotswold Lavender
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
S&D Falconry ©
S&D Falconry

2
days
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stop by Sam Read Book Shop, look for gifts at Herdy, then look for gifts at Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, and finally stroll through Buttermere. On your second day here, stop by Ye Olde Friars, look for gifts at The Soap Co Cic, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then stop by Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop, and finally look for gifts at Lakeland.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere route tool .

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Grasmere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Arisaig.

Things to do in Grasmere

#Shopping, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Ambleside, Buttermere, Lakeland
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Grasmere Chocolate Cottage ©
Grasmere Chocolate Cottage
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop ©
The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop

2
days
Arisaig

Arisaig ©
Arisaig is a village in Lochaber, Inverness-shire, on the west coast of the Scottish Highlands, within the Rough Bounds. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Castle Tioram, then stop by Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, then cruise along Silver Sands of Morar, and finally kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, stop by Woodland Pottery, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Arisaig trip planner.

Getting from Grasmere to Arisaig by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Arisaig

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Strontian, Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods, Silver Sands of Morar, Castle Tioram, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Silver Sands of Morar ©
Silver Sands of Morar
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

3
days
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll get in some beach time at Durness Beach and Achmelvich Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Balnakeil Beach and Scourie Bay. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinlochbervie (Oldshoremore Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach), Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch (in Lochinver) and The Culkein Store (in Stoer). It doesn't end there: shop like a local with Lotte Glob.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Durness online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Arisaig to Durness in 5 hours. September in Durness sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, The Culkein Store
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Real Mary King's Close will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Yacht Britannia and Edinburgh Old Town. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, explore the fascinating landscape at The Marshmallow Lady, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Getting from Durness to Edinburgh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
days
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.
You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. York Shambles and Pyramid Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, stop by Rafi's Spicebox Ltd, browse the different shops at Stonegate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the York journey tool .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Museums, #Tours

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Shambles ©
York Shambles
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

6
days
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Head to Harrods and Covent Gardenfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and British Museum. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our London online vacation planner .

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in London can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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