45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
London
— 6 nights
Train
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Bakewell
— 4 nights
Drive
5
York
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive
7
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive
8
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Brighton and Hove
— 5 nights
Drive to London Gatwick Airport, Fly to Agadir

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Agadir, Morocco to London is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), Cheltenham (Walks With Hawks & Spas) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Bath planning tool.

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 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Bourton-on-the-Water

— 5 nights
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bourton-on-the-Water: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, explore the historical opulence of Sudeley Castle, stroll through Birdland, and get in on the family fun at The Dragonfly Maze.

Plan my trip to Bourton-on-the-Water with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 27 — Jan 1:

Bakewell

— 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: Bollington Arts Centre (in Bollington), Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury) and River Rafting & Tubing (in Llangollen). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and step into the grandiose world of Castleton Walk.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Bakewell tour planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 5:

York

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from York: Holly Hagg Community farm (in Sheffield) and Durham (Durham Cathedral & Ushaw Historic House, Chapels & Gardens). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, admire the striking features of York Railway Station, take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the York trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in York can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 10:

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass), Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest (in Penrith) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, explore the activities along Derwentwater, look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, and don't miss a visit to Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ambleside itinerary planning app.

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 10 — 15:

Edinburgh

— 6 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 sightseeing. 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, sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing Experience, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Aviemore (Cairngorm Brewery, Loch Morlich, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Brora Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard, explore the activities along River Ness, and learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 25:

Brighton and Hove

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Seven Sisters Country Park (in Seaford), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Nigel Greaves Gallery (in Eastbourne). There's lots more to do: stop by Gustamps, relax in the rural setting at Sussex High Weald Dairy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove day trip planner.

Fly from Inverness to Brighton and Hove in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.