18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 6 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
4
York
— 2 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 4 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.
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, make a trip to Tower of London, walk around Hyde Park, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker site.

Gaborone, Botswana to London is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Gaborone in December, with highs in London at 11°C and lows at 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours
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Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry, then examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge and then take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Cheltenham

— 2 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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Beautylicious, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and then head outdoors with The Cotswold Range. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Walks With Hawks and then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham journey builder.

You can drive from Bath to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:

York

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of York Shambles, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, and then go for a walk through York City Walls.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Cheltenham to York takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Cheltenham in December, York is little chillier at night with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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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, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, browse the exhibits of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation builder site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
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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.