37 days in United Kingdom & United States Itinerary

37 days in United Kingdom & United States Itinerary

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37 days in United Kingdom & United States Itinerary

Start: Cuiaba, Brazil
Fly:  20​h 30​min
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
2
Windsor, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
3
Oxford, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
4
Gloucester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  15​min
5
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
7
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Cambridge, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
10
Castleton, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
11
San Jose, United States
— 2 nights
12
Solvang, United States
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
San Diego, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Cuiaba, Brazil

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom

Richmond-upon-Thames ©
A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
On the 21st (Sat), take an unorthodox tour of Hampton Court Palace, then identify plant and animal life at Isabella Plantation, and then examine the collection at The Musical Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Richmond-upon-Thames travel planner.

Cuiaba, Brazil to Richmond-upon-Thames is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Amazon Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. Traveling from Cuiaba in December, expect Richmond-upon-Thames to be much colder, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in Richmond-upon-Thames

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Hampton Court Palace, The Musical Museum
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Hampton Court Palace ©
Hampton Court Palace
The Musical Museum ©
The Musical Museum
Isabella Plantation ©
Isabella Plantation

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nights
Windsor, United Kingdom

Windsor ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Windsor Castle and Hospital of St Cross. Do some cultural sightseeing at Winchester Cathedral and Museum of Eton Life. Venture out of the city with trips to Reading (Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range & Room Escape Games), Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow) and The Great Hall (in Winchester).

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Windsor day trip planner.

Windsor is just a short distance from Richmond-upon-Thames. In December in Windsor, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Reading, Winchester, Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
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Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. ©
Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd.
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral

3
nights
Oxford, United Kingdom

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and St Peter's Church are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Combe Mill and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley).

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip planner .

Traveling by train from Windsor to Oxford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Oxford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Oxford

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Combe Mill, Stonehenge, St Peter's Church, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, Walks With Hawks
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

4
nights
Gloucester, United Kingdom

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Gloucester Cathedral and Nature in Art are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Purton Ships Graveyard and St Mary de Crypt Church for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and St. Mary's Church (in Berkeley). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum, contemplate the long history of Llanthony Secunda Priory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Church, and head outdoors with Minchinhampton Common.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gloucester online trip builder .

Getting from Oxford to Gloucester by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gloucester when traveling from Oxford in December, with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Gloucester

Wildlife Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Berkeley, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Minchinhampton Common, Westonbirt Arboretum
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Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre ©
WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

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nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Corinium Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center and Hailes Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Cirencester (Cirencester Park & Octavia's Bookshop), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Church, and head outdoors with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cheltenham trip planner.

Cheltenham is very close to Gloucester. In December, daytime highs in Cheltenham are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cirencester, Winchcombe, Bath, Crickley Hill, AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

3
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. Bring the kids along to Birdland and Greystones Farm. Popular historic sites such as St. Mary's Church and St Oswald's Church are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, have fun at Cotswold Clay Club, and steep yourself in history at Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip maker .

Bourton-on-the-Water is just a stone's throw from Cheltenham. Traveling from Cheltenham in January, plan for little chillier nights in Bourton-on-the-Water, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Northleach, Stow-on-the-Wold, Burford, St Peter's Church, St. Mary's Church
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 7:
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Birdland ©
Birdland
Mechanical Music Museum ©
Mechanical Music Museum
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens

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nights
Moreton-in-Marsh, United Kingdom

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, play a few rounds at Feldon Valley, Cotswolds, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, then contemplate the long history of Grevel House, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Campden House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, see the interesting displays at Gordon Russell Design Museum, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Eadburgha’s Church, and finally admire the landmark architecture of St Nicholas Church.

Make your Moreton-in-Marsh itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Moreton-in-Marsh is just a stone's throw from Bourton-on-the-Water. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Shipston on Stour, Gordon Russell Design Museum, St Nicholas Church, Feldon Valley, Cotswolds
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
The Gallery at The Guild ©
The Gallery at The Guild

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Cambridge, United Kingdom

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then explore the galleries of American Air Museum, and finally examine the collection at IWM Duxford. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at WWT Welney Wetland Centre, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Animal Experience, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Long Melford Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cambridge driving holiday tool .

Drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Cambridge in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Duxford, Long Melford Church, WWT Welney Wetland Centre, The Animal Experience
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
The Animal Experience ©
The Animal Experience
American Air Museum ©
American Air Museum

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nights
Manchester, United Kingdom

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Coed Llandegla Forest and Science and Industry Museum. Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and York Minster. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manchester: Minera Lead Mines (in Minera), York (York Shambles, Monkbar Gate York, & more) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St Peter and admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Cambridge to Manchester in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Manchester are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Castleton.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

York, Minera Lead Mines, Church of St Peter, Chatsworth House, Coed Llandegla Forest
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
York Minster ©
York Minster

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night
Castleton, United Kingdom

Castleton ©
On the 16th (Thu), trek along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and then explore the galleries of Eyam Plague Village Museum.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Castleton trip planning website .

You can take a train from Manchester to Castleton in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Castleton are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to San Jose.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ladybower Reservoir, Eyam Plague Village Museum
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Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

2
nights
San Jose, United States

San Jose ©
The metropolitan center of Silicon Valley, San Jose considers itself a global city.
Take a break from the city and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Monterey Bay. Get some cultural insight at Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard and San Jose Betsuin Buddhist Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Jose: Asilomar State Beach (in Pacific Grove), Capitola Beach (in Capitola) and Carmel River State Beach (in Carmel).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Jose travel planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Castleton to San Jose. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Castleton in January, with highs in San Jose at 19°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Solvang.

Things to do in San Jose

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Pacific Grove, Monterey Bay, Carmel River State Beach, Capitola Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:
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Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard ©
Pacific Grove Oceanview Boulevard
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Asilomar State Beach ©
Asilomar State Beach

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Solvang, United States

Solvang ©
Solvang is a city in Santa Barbara County, California. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bethania Lutheran Church, then do a tasting at Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards, then learn about winemaking at Sanford Winery & Vineyards, and finally do a tasting at Rusack Vineyards.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Solvang route planner.

You can drive from San Jose to Solvang in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to San Diego.

Things to do in Solvang

Wineries Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards
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Sanford Winery & Vineyards ©
Sanford Winery & Vineyards
Rusack Vineyards ©
Rusack Vineyards
Bethania Lutheran Church ©
Bethania Lutheran Church

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San Diego, United States

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at USS Midway Museum and San Diego Air & Space Museum. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve and Lions, Tigers & Bears. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at San Diego Zoo, see the interesting displays at Mingei International Museum, explore the galleries of Maritime Museum of San Diego, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our San Diego tour planner .

Drive from Solvang to San Diego in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Solvang in January, San Diego is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Lions, Tigers & Bears
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San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve ©
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

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