31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

Before you visit London, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mobile, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mobile to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mobile in May, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in London: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

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: Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle), Wilton House (in Wilton) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and surround yourself with nature on West of England Falconry.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath vacation planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Stroudwater Navigation (in Stroud), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and get outside with The Cotswold Range.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cheltenham takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris (in Aviemore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cheltenham to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cheltenham in May: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 58°F and lows are around 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 16:

Fort William

— 3 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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Circular Walk (in Mallaig). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, hike along Lost Valley Trail, and contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William visit planning website.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Isle of May National Nature Reserve in Anstruther, approximately Anstruther away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 19 — 24:

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Take a break from Ambleside with a short trip to Michael Coates Clay Shooting in Windermere, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: push the limits with an extreme tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ambleside trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Ambleside

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 27:

Llandudno

— 4 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Step out of Llandudno with an excursion to Seacoast Safaris in Beaumaris--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno holiday planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 47°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

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.