36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Train:  1 h 15 min
1
Leicester
— 6 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Nottingham
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
3
Derby
— 4 nights
Train:  45 min
4
Matlock
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h
5
Lincoln
— 5 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
6
Norwich
— 5 nights
Train:  45 min
7
Ipswich
— 4 nights
Train:  30 min
8
Colchester
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
End: London

6
nights
Leicester

Leicester ©
Leicester is a city and unitary authority area in the East Midlands of England, and the county town of Leicestershire. You've now added Stoneywell to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leicester: Stratford-upon-Avon (Underwood Wine Merchants, Stratford-upon-Avon Minigolf, &more), Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village & The Cotswold Brewing Company) and Tetbury (Beverston Castle & Chavenage House). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cheltenham Minster, and get engrossed in the history at Leicester Guildhall.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Leicester holiday planner.

London to Leicester is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. junio in Leicester sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Nottingham.

Things to do in Leicester

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Stratford-upon-Avon, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucester, Tetbury
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 17:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Stoneywell ©
Stoneywell

4
nights
Nottingham

Nottingham ©
With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Explore Nottingham's surroundings by going to Southwell (Southwell Minster & The Workhouse, Southwell), Belvoir Castle (in Belvoir) and Twinlakes Family Theme Park (in Melton Mowbray). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Wollaton Hall and Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Bulwell Forest Garden, stop by Chimera, and get engrossed in the history at National Justice Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nottingham itinerary planner.

Nottingham is very close to Leicester. In junio, daytime highs in Nottingham are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Newark-on-Trent, Twinlakes Family Theme Park, Belvoir Castle
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 21:
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Wollaton Hall and Park ©
Wollaton Hall and Park
National Justice Museum ©
National Justice Museum
William Booth Birthplace Museum ©
William Booth Birthplace Museum

4
nights
Derby

Derby ©
Derby is a city and unitary authority area in Derbyshire, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Derby: Trentham Gardens (in Trentham), Trentham Monkey Forest (in Stoke-on-Trent) and Drayton Manor Theme Park (in Tamworth). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Alton Towers Theme Park, view the masterpieces at The Two Birds Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church & Parish, and stroll around Darley Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Derby trip planning site.

Derby is just a short distance from Nottingham. junio in Derby sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Matlock.

Things to do in Derby

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Stoke-on-Trent, National Memorial Arboretum, Drayton Manor Theme Park, Alton Towers Theme Park
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:
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National Memorial Arboretum ©
National Memorial Arboretum
Alton Towers Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park
Darley Park ©
Darley Park

4
nights
Matlock

Matlock ©
Matlock is the county town of Derbyshire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Hardwick Hall and Gardens (in Chesterfield) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's lots more to do: let little ones run wild at Heights of Abraham, steep yourself in history at Chatsworth House, take in nature's colorful creations at Hollies Farm Plant Centre, and pause for some photo ops at Matlock Bath War Memorial.

Plan a Matlock trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Derby to Matlock by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In junio, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Lincoln.

Things to do in Matlock

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Peter's Church, Hardwick Hall and Gardens, Chatsworth House, Ladybower Reservoir
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:
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Heights of Abraham ©
Heights of Abraham
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

5
nights
Lincoln

Lincoln ©
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Explore Lincoln's surroundings by going to Doncaster (Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends & Yorkshire Wildlife Park) and Scarborough (Tracy Savage, Peasholm Park, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Lincoln Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace, stop by Imperial Teas, and get your game on at Akedo.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lincoln itinerary website.

Getting from Matlock to Lincoln by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In junio, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Scarborough, Doncaster
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:
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Lincoln Castle ©
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

5
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: Blickling Estate (in Blickling), Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Cromer Pier (in Cromer). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at The Broads National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, and steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Norwich road trip planner.

You can drive from Lincoln to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. julio in Norwich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Ipswich.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cromer Pier, Blickling Estate, Gorleston Beach, Aylsham Parish Church
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:
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Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum ©
RAF Air Defence Radar Museum
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate

4
nights
Ipswich

Ipswich
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60mi north east of London. Change things up with these side-trips from Ipswich: Ely (Oliver Cromwell's House & Ely Cathedral), Ickworth (in Horringer) and Bury St. Edmunds (Greene King Brewery & Abbey Gardens). And it doesn't end there: walk around Christchurch Park, relax in the rural setting at Hollow Trees Farm Shop, steep yourself in history at Anglesey Abbey, and see the interesting displays at Christchurch Mansion.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ipswich online route maker.

You can take a train from Norwich to Ipswich in an hour. Another option is to drive. In julio, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Colchester.

Things to do in Ipswich

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, Ely, Sutton Hoo, Anglesey Abbey, Framlingham Castle
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:
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Ickworth
Ickworth
Christchurch Park ©
Christchurch Park
Holywells Park ©
Holywells Park

3
nights
Colchester

Colchester
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Get out of town with these interesting Colchester side-trips: Cambridge (St. John's College, Fitzwilliam Museum, &more) and IWM Duxford (in Duxford). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The Munnings Art Museum, view the masterpieces at Colchester Arts Centre, explore the galleries of Sentinel Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Helen's Chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Colchester trip planner.

Colchester is just a stone's throw from Ipswich. In julio, daily temperatures in Colchester can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Colchester

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Cambridge, IWM Duxford
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:
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Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum
The Munnings Art Museum ©
The Munnings Art Museum
Colchester Arts Centre ©
Colchester Arts Centre

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