23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
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
— 5 nights
6
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at London Shopping Tours and Paula's Deli. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, look for gifts at Melt Chocolates Holland Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Luton Airport and London Stansted Airport. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, stop by The Fine Cheese Shop, look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, admire the ancient design of Roman baths, then stop by Ora Et Labora, and finally stop by My Small World Toy Store. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Pick a Pot, stop by The Malt House Emporium, then steep yourself in history at Bath Abbey, and finally stop by Oldfield Park Bookshop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary maker.

Take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough 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 ©
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.
Head to The Imaginarium and The Antiques Centre Yorkfor some retail therapy. Get a sense of the local culture at York Shambles and Guildhall. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Pylones, examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read York itinerary builder.

Drive from Bath to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in York are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. 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. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): stop by Read's Sam, then stop by Lakeland, then get your game on at RockShop, and finally look for gifts at Fred Holdsworth Books.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Ambleside, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trip

Lakeland
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Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop ©
Fred Holdsworth's Bookshop
RockShop ©
RockShop
Sam Read Book Shop ©
Sam Read Book Shop

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia. Head to Miss Katie Cupcake and Cadenhead'sfor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arthur's Seat, stop by Coco of Bruntsfield, get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car 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

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
For shopping fun, head to Chisholms Highland Dress or The Merchant. Relax by the water at Brora Beach and Nairn Beach. Step out of Inverness to go to Dornoch and see Dornoch Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Rosemarkie Beach and look for gifts at Leakey's Bookshop and Café.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Brora Beach, Nairn Beach, Rosemarkie Beach, Dornoch Beach
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Rosemarkie Beach ©
Rosemarkie Beach
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Relax by the water at Rispond Beach and Scourie Bay. Get in touch with nature at Durness Beach and Balnakeil Bay. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Sango Bay and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Durness vacation trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Inverness to Durness with the Route module. In January in Durness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night.

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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