31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 2 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Glasgow (Glasgow Tigers Speedway & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip site.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Edinburgh is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Edinburgh: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, head outdoors with Lakeland Mountain Guides, and stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cockermouth online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in August since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 2 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, and finally explore the activities along Lake Windermere. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Orrest Head, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jesus Church.

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Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Windermere takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 4 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), The Three Sisters (in Glencoe) and Finn Falconry (in Oban). Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Glenfinnan Viaduct, enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip planner.

You can drive from Windermere to Fort William in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 4 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 Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit) and Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the long history of Fort George, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 4 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Chavenage House (in Tetbury), Chipping Campden (Hidcote Manor Garden & Kiftsgate Court Gardens) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, pause for some serene contemplation at Mariners Church, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Cheltenham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Inverness in August, Cheltenham is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 2 nights

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 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, examine the collection at Fashion Museum Bath, then explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Parade Gardens, explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and then make a trip to Bath Street.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath vacation planning app.

Getting from Cheltenham to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.
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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, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London online attractions planner.

Take a train from Bath to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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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