34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 5 nights
Train
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 4 nights
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London

— 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the London vacation planner.

Durban, South Africa to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durban to London due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Change things up with a short trip to National Centre for Birds of Prey in Helmsley (about 50 minutes away). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens, admire the striking features of York Minster, contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary app.

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Ambleside

— 4 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore Ambleside's surroundings by going to Buttermere Lake (in Buttermere) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). There's lots more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Helvellyn, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ambleside tour itinerary planner.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get great views at Calton Hill, and examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planning site.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. July in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 24:

Fort William

— 3 nights
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Finn Falconry (in Oban), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 27:

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Landmark Forest Adventure Park (in Carrbridge) and Loch an Eilein (in Aviemore). There's still lots to do: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate the long history of Fort George, get interesting insight from Tours, and sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Inverness day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Theme Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Cheltenham

— 4 nights
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey.

Plan a trip to Cheltenham easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Inverness to Cheltenham in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Inverness in July, expect Cheltenham to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 4:

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 8:

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.