20 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

20 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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20 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Memphis
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  17 h
1
Bath
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Stowmarket
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
4
Nottingham
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Whitby
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+3
Train + Bus + Fly + Bus:  15 h 30 min
End: Memphis

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, don't miss a visit to Bath Street, look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, admire the striking features of Lacock Abbey, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary planner .

Memphis, USA to Bath is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Lacock Abbey, Castle Combe Village, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
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Bath Street ©
Bath Street
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Lacock Abbey ©
Lacock Abbey

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tower of London and Bodiam Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Westminster and Houses of Parliament. Change things up with a short trip to Scotney Castle Garden in Lamberhurst (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Westminster Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Stowmarket.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bodiam Castle, Scotney Castle Garden
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

3
nights
Stowmarket

Stowmarket ©
Stowmarket is a small market town in Suffolk, England, on the busy A14 trunk road between Bury St Edmunds to the west and Ipswich to the southeast. On the 1st (Wed), explore the world behind art at Mid Suffolk Light Railway Museum, admire the striking features of Melford Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Long Melford Church, then steep yourself in history at Bury St Edmunds Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, take an in-depth tour of Museum of East Anglian Life, then see the interesting displays at Christchurch Mansion, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Felixstowe Seafront Gardens, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stowmarket online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from London to Stowmarket takes 2 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Nottingham.

Things to do in Stowmarket

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, Ipswich, Long Melford, Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, Felixstowe Seafront Gardens
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Melford Hall ©
Melford Hall
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral ©
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Holy Trinity Long Melford Church
Holy Trinity Long Melford Church

1
night
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
On the 3rd (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, Head underground at City of Caves, then take an in-depth tour of National Justice Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Bolsover Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Woolsthorpe Manor, contemplate the long history of The Workhouse, Southwell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Southwell Minster, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Nottingham online holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stowmarket to Nottingham. In July, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 72°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Newark-on-Trent, Bolsover Castle, The Parish Church of St Mary and All Saints, Woolsthorpe Manor
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Bolsover Castle ©
Bolsover Castle
Southwell Minster ©
Southwell Minster
The Workhouse, Southwell ©
The Workhouse, Southwell

3
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.
On the 5th (Sun), contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then shop like a local with York Shambles, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, and finally stop by Fudge Kitchen York. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ampleforth Abbey, then step into the grandiose world of Helmsley Castle, then steep yourself in history at National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace, and finally delve into the distant past at Byland Abbey.

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

You can drive from Nottingham to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Whitby.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Helmsley, Ampleforth Abbey, Byland Abbey
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York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker
Helmsley Castle ©
Helmsley Castle
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House

3
nights
Whitby

Whitby ©
Get outdoors at Robin Hoods Bay Beach and Boggle Hole. Whitby Abbey and 199 Steps will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Flamborough (Danes Dyke & Flamborough Lighthouse) and Ormesby Hall (in Middlesbrough).

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Whitby day trip tool .

Traveling by car from York to Whitby takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Whitby

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bridlington, Robin Hoods Bay, Ormesby Hall
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Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Flamborough Lighthouse ©
Flamborough Lighthouse
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holyrood Abbey, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally steep yourself in history at Dean Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, snap pictures at Forth Road Bridge, then step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle, then contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, and finally contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Whitby to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Blackness Castle
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Dean Village ©
Dean Village
Blackness Castle ©
Blackness Castle
Inchcolm Abbey and Island ©
Inchcolm Abbey and Island

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