35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Salisbury
— 3 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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London
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 2 nights
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3
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Bakewell

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. Visit Chatsworth House and All Saints Church for their historical value. Revolution House and Bakewell Old House Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Peak Mountaineering, look for gifts at Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop, contemplate the waterfront views at River Wye, and step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bakewell vacation builder app.

Manchester to Bakewell is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. December in Bakewell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 16 — 19:
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2
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Oxford

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the galleries of Dorchester Abbey, steep yourself in history at Hughenden Manor, then steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church. On your second day here, admire the striking features of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, then admire the masterpieces at Christ Church Picture Gallery, then examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, and finally look for gifts at Fudge Kitchen.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford attractions planner.

Getting from Bakewell to Oxford by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Oxford are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
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Blenheim Palace ©
Must see
Blenheim Palace
4.2
Dorchester Abbey ©
History Museum
Dorchester Abbey
4.7

4
nights
Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step out of the city life by going to Longleat and West of England Falconry. Discover out-of-the-way places like Bath Abbey and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: St Mary Redcliffe Church (in Bristol), Longleat House (in Warminster) and Avebury (Avebury Manor & West Kennet Long Barrow). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, contemplate the long history of Bath Street, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bath day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oxford to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
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Bath Abbey ©
Must see
Bath Abbey
4.6
Longleat ©
Must see
Longleat
4.4
Castle Combe Village ©
Historic Walking Area
Castle Combe Village
4.7

3
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Appreciate the collections at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection and Arundells. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and The Close. Change things up with these side-trips from Salisbury: Highcliffe Beach (in Highcliffe) and Winchester Buttercross (in Winchester). There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stonehenge public footpath, and take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Salisbury attractions tool.

Getting from Bath to Salisbury by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Salisbury can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
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Ringwood Brewery ©
Must see
Ringwood Brewery
4.9
Stonehenge ©
World heritage site
Stonehenge
4.0
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Architectural Building
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
4.8

4
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Brighton and Hove

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Get some cultural insight at Petworth House and Park and Brighton Food Tours. Let the collections at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum and Pallant House Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Standen (in East Grinstead). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, and wander the streets of Kemptown.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip planner.

You can drive from Salisbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Brighton and Hove can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Chutima Therapy ©
Must see
Chutima Therapy
4.7

5
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London

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.
Wallace Collection and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster and The Courtauld Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from London: St Albans Cathedral (in St. Albans) and The Snow Centre (in Hemel Hempstead). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, get lost in a book at British Library, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Brighton and Hove to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:
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Westminster ©
Must see
Westminster
4.7
HMS Belfast ©
Military Museum
HMS Belfast
4.5

4
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Norwich

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.
Popular historic sites such as Norwich Cathedral and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve and Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (in Walsingham), Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes (in Cley Next the Sea) and Winterton Dunes (in Winterton-on-Sea). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at Norfolk Wine School, tour the pleasant surroundings at Norfolk Snowsports Club, wander the streets of Tombland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wymondham Abbey.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Norwich vacation tool.

Traveling by car from London to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. January in Norwich sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
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Norwich Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Norwich Cathedral
4.7

4
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York

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.
Let the collections at York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to York City Walls and Treasurer's House. Step out of York with an excursion to Snozone in Castleford--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of Barley Hall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our York online attractions planner.

Drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:
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York City Walls ©
Must see
York City Walls
4.7

3
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Surgeons' Hall Museums and National War Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Dean Village are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, contemplate the long history of Gilmerton Cove, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary website.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Edinburgh Castle ©
Must see
Edinburgh Castle
4.4
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
History Museum
Surgeons' Hall Museums
4.7

2
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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at St. Oswald's Church, then admire the landmark architecture of Bridge House, then look for gifts at Ambleside Cowhides & Sheepskins, and finally scramble along the landscape with Mountain Journeys.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside tour builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:
Highlights from your trip
Bridge House ©
Architectural Building
Bridge House
4.4
Mountain Journeys ©
Canyoning / Rapelling Tour
Mountain Journeys
5.0

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