25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel route planner

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London
— 3 nights
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Cirencester
— 2 nights
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Woolacombe
— 2 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Aviemore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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York
— 1 night
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London

— 3 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, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary app.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 6:

Cirencester

— 2 nights
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then take in nature's colorful creations at Highgrove Gardens, and then admire the striking features of Chavenage House. On the next day, stroll through WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cirencester itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to Cirencester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Cirencester

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Woolacombe

— 2 nights
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get outside with Beach Volleyball School, relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch all the local highlights with Ilfracombe Sea Safari and then stroll through North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Plan my day in Woolacombe using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Cirencester to Woolacombe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Woolacombe can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

Fly from Woolacombe to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Woolacombe in August since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 10 — 14:

Aviemore

— 4 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with a short trip to Morayvia in Kinloss (about 1 hour away). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's still lots to do: get outside with Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aviemore road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Aviemore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Aviemore

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 18:

Glencoe

— 3 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glencoe is known for nature, trails, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: hike along Glencoe Lochan, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe journey builder.

Drive from Aviemore to Glencoe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Cockermouth

— 3 nights
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore Cockermouth's surroundings by going to Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and head outdoors with Thirlmere in the Lake District.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cockermouth online road trip planner.

Drive from Glencoe to Cockermouth in 4.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cockermouth when traveling from Glencoe in August, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Lake District Sheepdog Experience, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then get great views at Orrest Head. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip builder.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Windermere

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

York

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, then find something for the whole family at York Maze, and then admire the landmark architecture of York Railway Station.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the York road trip site.

Traveling by car from Windermere to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in York are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:

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.