31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Durham
— 2 nights
Train
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York
— 3 nights
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London — 4 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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Karachi to London. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Karachi in October: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Moreton-in-Marsh — 2 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. On the 6th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of St. Mary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then explore the galleries of Hart Gold and Silversmiths, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Moreton-in-Marsh journey planning website.

You can drive from London to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Bath.
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Bath — 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, and take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bath planner.

Traveling by car from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore). The adventure continues: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, and make a trip to Culloden Battlefield.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Inverness online trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Bath to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Inverness are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Glencoe.
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Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. On the 16th (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, then hike along Glencoe Lochan, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Glencoe route maker website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can 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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder website.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Cockermouth.
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Cockermouth — 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cockermouth trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. In October in Cockermouth, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.
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Durham — 2 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, make a trip to Palace Green, then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, then go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and finally appreciate the history behind Marquess of Londonderry's Statue. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Oriental Museum, then stop by Fury Events, then see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Gospels, and finally explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Durham in 2.5 hours. In October in Durham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to York.
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York — 3 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery in Hunmanby (about 1h 10 min away). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, take a stroll through York Shambles, and admire the striking features of York Railway Station.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in York are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel 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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