35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

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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
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Bakewell

— 3 nights
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 Limestone Way / Bradford River Walk 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:

Oxford

— 2 nights

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: drive; or 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

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:

Bath

— 4 nights

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 Bath Street. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Longleat House (in Warminster), Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe Church & Bristol Museum & Art Gallery) and Avebury (Avebury Manor & West Kennet Long Barrow). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, take a stroll through Milsom Street, admire the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

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 · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:

Salisbury

— 3 nights
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 Stonehenge public footpath. Change things up with these side-trips from Salisbury: Highcliffe Beach (in Highcliffe), Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood) and Winchester Buttercross (in Winchester). There's lots more to do: take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, contemplate the long history of The Close, 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 · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:

Brighton and Hove

— 4 nights

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 Tangmere Military Aviation Museum. Let the collections at Pallant House Gallery and Brighton Museum and Art Gallery capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Standen (in East Grinstead), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Alfriston Clergy House (in Alfriston). There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, wander the streets of Kemptown, and learn the secrets of beer at Brighton Food Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Salisbury to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:

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.
Wallace Collection and HMS Belfast will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Westminster and National Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from London: The Cathedral & Abbey Church of Saint Alban (in St. Albans) and The Snow Centre (in Hemel Hempstead). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take a stroll through Primrose Hill, and take an in-depth tour of British Library.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London travel route site.

You can take a train from Brighton and Hove to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January in London, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 6:

Norwich

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as Norwich Cathedral and Tombland are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Norfolk Wine School and Norfolk Snowsports Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Norwich: The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (in Walsingham), Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve (in Fakenham) and Winterton Dunes (in Winterton-on-Sea). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist, steep yourself in history at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Wymondham Abbey, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Norfolk Wildlife Trust Cley Marshes.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Norwich itinerary app.

Traveling by car from London to Norwich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:

York

— 4 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.
Popular historic sites such as York City Walls and Fishergate Postern Tower are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Step out of York with an excursion to Snozone in Castleford--about 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, admire the landmark architecture of Barley Hall, and explore the engaging exhibits at DIG.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the York trip site.

You can drive from Norwich to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 14:

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

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 Gilmerton Cove are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions site.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 17:

Ambleside

— 2 nights
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 drive; or 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 · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

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.