33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom tour itinerary planner

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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 4 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, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the London route planner.

Manchester to London is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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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: Cheltenham Minster (in Cheltenham), Avebury Manor (in Avebury) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

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You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House) and Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden). There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, stroll through Birdland, make a trip to The Model Village, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In August, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Inverness.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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: Morayvia (in Kinloss), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Fort George, and explore the activities along River Ness.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, Inverness is slightly colder than Bourton-on-the-Water - with highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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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. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Caledonian Canal Visitor Centre (in Fort Augustus) and Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan). There's lots more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, trek along Glencoe Lochan, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip planner.

Getting from Inverness to Fort William by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

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You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge). There's lots more to do: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, admire the sheer force of Stanley Ghyll Force Waterfall, and go for a stroll along the water at Derwent Water Marina.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth road trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Sizergh Castle (in Kendal) and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere). Spend the 16th (Thu) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

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You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Windermere

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.