23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
1
London
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Durness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: New Delhi

4
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.
Natural History Museum and National Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Victoria and Albert Museum and The Charterhouse will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, look for gifts at Moroccan Original Carpet, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool.

New Delhi, India to London is an approximately 12.5- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from New Delhi to London, you'll gain 5.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days in London, with highs around 11°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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 20th (Tue), stop by Emma Rose Art Works, look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, then stop by Ora Et Labora, and finally stop by My Small World Toy Store. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pick a Pot, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Malt House Emporium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally stop by Oldfield Park Bookshop.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bath itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Malt House Emporium, Pick a Pot
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Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights ©
Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Emma Rose Art Works ©
Emma Rose Art Works

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.
Get some historical perspective at York City Walls and Guildhall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Railway Museum and King's Manor. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles, look for gifts at The Antiques Centre York, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the York day trip website.

Traveling by car from Bath to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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The Imaginarium ©
The Imaginarium
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

1
night
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 25th (Sun), look for gifts at Sam Read Bookseller, then look for gifts at Lakeland, then get your game on at RockShop, and finally look for gifts at Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ambleside online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lakeland, Sam Read Bookseller
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Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop ©
Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop
Sam Read Bookseller ©
Sam Read Bookseller
RockShop ©
RockShop

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Get some cultural insight at National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Old Town. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to Brora Beach and Dornoch Beach. Do your shopping at Chisholms Highland Dress and Highland House of Fraser. Step out of Inverness with an excursion to Nairn Beach in Nairn--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Whisky Shop and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Inverness tour itinerary builder site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in Inverness, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Rosemarkie Beach, Nairn Beach, Brora Beach, Dornoch Beach
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Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

3
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Rispond Beach and Sango Bay. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Scourie Bay and Balnakeil Bay. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Durness trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Durness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Scourie Bay
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

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