43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom visit planner

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London
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 3 nights
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Warwick
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Cheltenham
— 4 nights
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Inverness
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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York
— 6 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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tower of London and Buckingham Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Mobile, USA to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mobile to London, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mobile in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in London: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:

Norwich

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Visit Norwich Cathedral and St. Helen's Church for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Winbirri Vineyards and Blickling Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Valley Farm Vineyards (in Wissett) and Alfred Corry Lifeboat Museum Trust (in Southwold). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Norfolk Wine School, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John Maddermarket, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and do a tasting at Chet Valley Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Norwich trip planner.

Drive from London to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Norwich are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Norwich

Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 9:

Warwick

— 4 nights
Get some historical perspective at Warwick Castle and Charlecote Mill. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Guy's Cliffe and Church of St Michael. Venture out of the city with trips to Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton) and Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes).

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Warwick trip planner.

You can drive from Norwich to Warwick in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 9 — 13:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonehenge and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Fenny Castle Vineyard (in Wookey), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Avebury (West Kennet Long Barrow, Avebury Manor, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Wells Market Place, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary & All Saints, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip maker website.

Drive from Warwick to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 13 — 18:

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. Get some cultural insight at Sudeley Castle and Gloucester Docks. Visit Tewkesbury Abbey and St. Mary's Church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Woodchester Valley Vineyard (in Woodchester). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mariners Church, appreciate the history behind Boer War Memorial, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. May in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Spas · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 22:

Inverness

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Eilean Donan Castle will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Culloden Battlefield and Glenfarclas Distillery. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Brora Beach (in Brora), Beauly (Glen Strathfarrar & Aigas Field Centre) and Embo Beach (in Embo). There's still lots to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cragganmore Distillery, take in the pleasant sights at St Ninians Church, and admire the natural beauty at Cawdor Castle.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Inverness day trip app.

Getting from Cheltenham to Inverness by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, Inverness is a bit cooler than Cheltenham - with highs of 58°F and lows of 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 22 — 27:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Old Town. Your inner history buff will appreciate Palace of Holyroodhouse and St Giles' Cathedral. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 1:

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Popular historic sites such as Sizergh Castle and Tarn Hows are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Muncaster Castle and Orrest Head. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite), Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston) and Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith). The adventure continues: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ambleside travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

York

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Durham Heritage Coast and York City Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durham Cathedral and York Minster. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Thai Orchid Spa and Massage (in Whitley Bay), St Mary and St Laurence (in Rosedale Abbey) and Durham Castle (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours, take a stroll through York Shambles, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip planner.

Getting from Ambleside to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. June in York sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 12:

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.