34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 1 day
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Chipping Campden
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Conwy
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Grange-in-Borrowdale
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
7
Oban, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Inverness, Scotland
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 15​min
9
Aberdeen, Scotland
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
10
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h
11
Glasgow, Scotland
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
12
York
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
13
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
14
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  28​h
End: Brisbane

1
day
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.
For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the London day trip app .

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Brisbane in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. You will leave for Bath on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You've now added Stonehenge to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the pleasant sights at Rodborough Common, explore the historical opulence of Beverston Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath day trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Stroud, Wells Cathedral, Beverston Castle, Malmesbury Market Cross
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Rodborough Common ©
Rodborough Common

2
nights
Chipping Campden

Chipping Campden ©
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): examine the collection at Court Barn, contemplate the long history of Old Campden House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Eadburgha’s Church. On the next day, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then browse the exhibits of The Gallery at The Guild, then take in the exciting artwork at Barnbury, and finally contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chipping Campden visit planner.

You can drive from Bath to Chipping Campden in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Chipping Campden can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Barnbury, Cotswolds Distillery, Tewkesbury Abbey
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Eadburgha’s Church ©
St Eadburgha’s Church
Old Campden House ©
Old Campden House

3
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 14th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Conwy Guildhall, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Conwy Brewery, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, then look for gifts at Space Craft, and finally make a trip to RNLI Conwy Lifeboat Station.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Conwy day trip planning website .

You can drive from Chipping Campden to Conwy in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Conwy sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Caernarfon Castle
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Space Craft ©
Space Craft

2
nights
Liverpool

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): examine the collection at The Beatles Story, then see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. On your second day here, get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool holiday app .

Traveling by car from Conwy to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Grange-in-Borrowdale.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 18:
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Walking tours
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

1
night
Grange-in-Borrowdale

Grange-in-Borrowdale ©
On the 18th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater.

To find out how to plan a trip to Grange-in-Borrowdale, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Liverpool to Grange-in-Borrowdale in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Oban.

Things to do in Grange-in-Borrowdale

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Keswick
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

3
nights
Oban, Scotland

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, learn about all things military at Oban War & Peace Museum, and then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Finn Falconry, and then make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Oban trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Grange-in-Borrowdale to Oban with the Route module. December in Oban sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Finn Falconry ©
Finn Falconry

1
night
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the activities along River Ness and then gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Loch Ness and then contemplate the long history of Fort George.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness tour itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Oban to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Oban in December since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Loch Ness
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Loch Ness ©
Loch Ness

2
nights
Aberdeen, Scotland

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On your second day here, examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, stop by Footdee (Fittie), then step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aberdeen trip maker.

Getting from Inverness to Aberdeen by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Stonehaven
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Aberdeen to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then have some family-friendly fun at Snow Factor. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre, and then walk around Pollok Country Park.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Snow Factor
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Snow Factor ©
Snow Factor

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of York Shambles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and then get your game on at The York Dungeon.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planning site .

You can take a train from Glasgow to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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nights
London

London ©
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for gifts at London Brass-Rubbing Centre. Keep things going the next day: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our London road trip planner.

Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Explore Stratford-upon-Avon's surroundings by going to Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester) and Coventry Cathedral (in Coventry). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, look for gifts at Wilde Nuts, contemplate the long history of Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church.

To find other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon attractions planning website .

Drive from London to Stratford-upon-Avon in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Coventry, Warwick Castle, Worcester Cathedral
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens ©
Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens

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