29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
Drive
3
York
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Bakewell
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 5 nights
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London
— 6 nights

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Edinburgh

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip tool.

London to Edinburgh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:

Ambleside

— 3 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's much more to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside day trip site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

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.
Take a break from York with a short trip to Holly Hagg Community farm in Sheffield, about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and contemplate the long history of Castle Howard.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the York journey planning site.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Bakewell

— 2 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. On the 20th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, explore the galleries of Chatsworth House, and then make a trip to Peak District Photography Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kedleston Hall, then head outdoors with Peak Mountaineering, and then explore the historical opulence of Castleton Walk.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakewell trip tool.

Getting from York to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 4 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, make a trip to The Model Village, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parish Church of St John Baptist.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & The Close) and Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Walks With Hawks, delve into the distant past at West Kennet Long Barrow, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bath trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 5:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.