32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Castle Combe
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Glasgow
— 2 nights
7
Inverness
— 2 nights
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Beamish
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
10
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Banbury
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Oxford
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Bath
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tower Bridge and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, examine the collection at Madame Tussauds London, and step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect London to be colder, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. James's Park ©
St. James's Park
Madame Tussauds London ©
Madame Tussauds London

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 1st (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey and then admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Castle Combe.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Longleat
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longleat ©
Longleat
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Castle Combe

Castle Combe ©
Castle Combe is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England, about 5mi northwest of the town of Chippenham.The village has two parts: one is in the narrow valley of the By Brook, while Upper Castle Combe is on higher ground to the east, on the B4039 road which links Chippenham with Chipping Sodbury. On the 2nd (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Church and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Castle Combe itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Castle Combe takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Castle Combe can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 4th (Fri), you're off toGrasmere.

Things to do in Castle Combe

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Westonbirt Arboretum
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Westonbirt Arboretum ©
Westonbirt Arboretum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
St. Andrew's Church ©
St. Andrew's Church

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 5th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, then examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Derwentwater.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Grasmere trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Castle Combe to Grasmere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Oban.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After
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Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. On the 7th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe. On your second day here, make a trip to McCaig's Tower, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and then learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Oban tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Grasmere to Oban in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oban are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Oban

Museums Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Loch Linnhe
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Loch Linnhe ©
Loch Linnhe
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Oban to Glasgow takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Glasgow are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums
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Glasgow Science Centre ©
Glasgow Science Centre

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the activities along River Ness, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, and then contemplate the long history of Culloden Battlefield. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Landmark Forest Adventure Park and then explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Theme Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Loch Ness
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 12:
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Landmark Forest Adventure Park ©
Landmark Forest Adventure Park
River Ness ©
River Ness
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then make a trip to The Royal Mile, and then browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip tool .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Beamish.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

2
nights
Beamish

Beamish ©
Beamish, previously named 'Pit Hill', is a village in County Durham, England, situated to the north east of Stanley.The village is contained within Hell Hole Wood and is home to Beamish Museum, an open-air museum seeking to replicate a northern town of the early 20th century. On the 15th (Tue), examine the collection at National Glass Centre. On the next day, examine the collection at Beamish Museum.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Beamish trip planning website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Beamish in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Beamish can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Beamish

Museums Parks

Side Trip

Sunderland
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Herrington Country Park ©
Herrington Country Park
National Glass Centre ©
National Glass Centre

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Guildhall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then admire the striking features of York Minster, and finally wander the streets of York Shambles.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Beamish to York in an hour. Another option is to drive. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for Banbury.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Banbury

Banbury ©
Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, 64mi northwest of London, 38mi southeast of Birmingham, 27mi south of Coventry and 21mi north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle and then steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Birthplace.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Banbury trip planner .

You can drive from York to Banbury in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Banbury

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, The Model Village, Cotswold Falconry Centre, Shakespeare's Birthplace
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre
The Model Village ©
The Model Village

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip maker site .

You can drive from Banbury to Oxford in an hour. In December in Oxford, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Museums

Side Trip

Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

2
nights
Bath

Bath
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Bath trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Bath

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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