30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to Glasgow, Train to Aviemore
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Castleton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Aviemore

— 4 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and Glenmore Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aviemore: Steall Waterfall (in Fort William) and Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rothiemurchus, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and explore the activities along Loch an Eilein.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aviemore itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Aviemore is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get colder in Aviemore: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Calton Hill. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, stroll through BobCat Alpacas, and take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Aviemore to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Apr 5 — 9:

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. Visiting Walla Crag and Catbells Lakeland Walk will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cockermouth: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lakeland Mountain Guides, explore the activities along Crummock Water, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Cockermouth takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in April since evenings lows in Cockermouth dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Grange-over-Sands

— 2 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, then get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, and finally get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Grange-over-Sands in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Castleton.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

Castleton

— 2 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout, get great views at Mam Tor, then stroll through Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, and finally surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, then explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge, and then explore the striking landscape at Over Owler Tor.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Castleton holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Grange-over-Sands to Castleton takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Castleton can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 17:

Cirencester

— 3 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Visiting WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Cirencester Abbey Grounds will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cirencester: Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Broadway Tower (in Broadway). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Birdland.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Cirencester trip planner.

You can drive from Castleton to Cirencester in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Take a break from the city and head to Walks With Hawks and West of England Falconry. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Wells (Vicar's Close & Wells Cathedral), Tewkesbury (Tewkesbury Museum & Tewkesbury Abbey) and Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Bath travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

London

— 6 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.
Visiting The Big Cat Sanctuary and The Hawking Centre will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in London sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 29:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.