8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

8 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Drive
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Chester
— 1 day
Drive
2
Llandudno
— 1 night
Drive
3
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Burford
— 2 nights
Drive
5
St Austell
— 1 night
Drive
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Penzance
— 1 night
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Chester

— 1 day
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens, and then meet the residents at Chester Zoo.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Chester online trip itinerary maker.

Manchester to Chester is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In July, daytime highs in Chester are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Llandudno

— 1 night
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, then take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno online itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Chester to Llandudno takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

Cheltenham

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, and then stroll through Walks With Hawks. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Baptist Chapel, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, then explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and finally look for gifts at Favourite Beers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham trip builder app.

You can drive from Llandudno to Cheltenham in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Llandudno in July, expect nights in Cheltenham to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Burford.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Burford

— 2 nights
Burford is a medieval town on the River Windrush in the Cotswold hills in West Oxfordshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then don't miss a visit to The Model Village, then look for gifts at Cotswold Sheepskin, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Burford trip itinerary planning site.

Burford is very close to Cheltenham. Traveling from Cheltenham in July, Burford is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Burford

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 29:

St Austell

— 1 night
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. On the 30th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at The Lost Gardens of Heligan and then stroll through Eden Project.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our St Austell planning site.

You can drive from Burford to St Austell in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Penzance

— 1 night
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and then get outside with Kernow Coasteering.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Penzance road trip planning site.

You can drive from St Austell to Penzance in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.