59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary builder

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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Gloucester
— 5 nights
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Warwick
— 3 nights
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Telford
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bakewell
— 5 nights
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Liverpool
— 5 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham), Standen (in East Grinstead) and Wings Aviation Museum (in Balcombe). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route planner.

Charlotte, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Charlotte to London due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in April: high temperatures in London hover around 56°F and lows are around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 14:

Bath

— 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Roman Baths and West Kennet Avenue. Get a sense of the local culture at Stonehenge and Avebury Stone Circle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Wells (Mendip Hospital Cemetery, Wells Cathedral, &more), Avebury (Church of St. James, Alexander Keiller Museum, &more) and Wilton House (in Wilton). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 19:

Gloucester

— 5 nights
Let the collections at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Hopewell Colliery capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sudeley Castle and Corinium Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gloucester: Raglan Castle (in Raglan), Bourton-on-the-Water (The Model Village, Cotswold Motoring Museum, &more) and Berkeley (Purton Ships Graveyard, Berkeley Castle, &more).

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gloucester trip planning app.

Drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 19 — 24:

Warwick

— 3 nights
Visit Warwick Castle and Church of St Michael for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate St. John's House and Lord Leycester Hospital. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Warwick: Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon), National Trust Stowe (in Buckingham) and St Michael's Church (in Steeple Claydon).

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Getting from Gloucester to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Warwick are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Telford.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Telford

— 5 nights
Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Chirk Castle and Powis Castle and Garden. Appreciate the collections at Royal Air Force Museum Cosford and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Telford: Stourbridge (Kinver Edge and the Rock Houses & The Red House Glass Cone), Dudley (Dudley Zoo and Castle & Black Country Living Museum) and Ludlow Castle (in Ludlow). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Judge's Lodging Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cannock Chase AONB, take an in-depth tour of Ironbridge Gorge Museums, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Leonard's Church.

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You can drive from Warwick to Telford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Warwick in April since evenings lows in Telford dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Telford

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 2:

Bakewell

— 5 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Museum-lovers will appreciate Chatsworth House and Eyam Plague Village Museum. Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre and Gladstone Pottery Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Newark Air Museum (in Newark-on-Trent), Lincoln (The Natural World Centre, Whisby, Lincoln Cathedral, &more) and Matlock (Cromford Canal & Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum ). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bakewell Old House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Eyam Parish Church of St Lawrence, view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Magpie Mines.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bakewell online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Telford to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Bakewell sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 7:

Liverpool

— 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and World Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Bunbury Mill and Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints, Plas Mawr, &more), Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn) and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) (in Bangor). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, and steep yourself in history at Erddig.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Bakewell to Liverpool in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 12:

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some historical perspective at Sizergh Castle and Tarn Hows. Appreciate the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and The Puzzling Place. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston), Holker Hall & Gardens (in Grange-over-Sands) and Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & Holy Trinity Church). There's much more to do: stroll through Muncaster Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, get great views at Orrest Head, and browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Ambleside takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 17:

York

— 5 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.
Visit Durham Cathedral and Beverley Minster for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at National Railway Museum and The Vulcan Experience. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton), Durham (Palace Green, Durham Castle, &more) and Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, learn about all things military at Kohima Museum, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our York trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 22:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle) and Embleton Bay (in Embleton). There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip tool.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Get a sense of the local culture at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and People's Palace and Winter Gardens. Get some historical perspective at The Scottish Crannog Centre and Inveraray Jail. Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray), St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the masterpieces at The Burrell Collection, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and stroll around Pollok Country Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Tain Museum. Culloden Battlefield and Eilean Donan Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron), Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan (in Glenelg) and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, and take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planning app.

You can drive from Glasgow to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

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.