19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Bath
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Bowness-on-Windermere
— 1 night
Drive
7
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive
8
York
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Manchester
— 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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London day trip planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Doha to London. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Doha in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bath.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 24:

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.
On the 25th (Thu), get your game on at The Cotswold Range, then admire the natural beauty at Highgrove Gardens, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Cheddar Gorge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip planning site.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Edinburgh — 3 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, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bath to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:

Glasgow — 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Glasgow is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: join the crowd at Glasgow Tigers Speedway, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, identify plant and animal life at Strathblane Falconry, and walk around Kelvingrove Park.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Aug 29 — Sep 1:

Cockermouth — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the activities along Derwentwater, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, then trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After, then see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, then admire the sheer force of Aira Force Waterfall, and finally explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cockermouth travel planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Cockermouth takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Cockermouth can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

Bowness-on-Windermere — 1 night

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, then examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bowness-on-Windermere trip tool.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Bowness-on-Windermere in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Windermere.
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Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 4:

Windermere — 1 night

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Orrest Head, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Windermere trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bowness-on-Windermere to Windermere by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to York.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 5:

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.
On the 6th (Tue), get in on the family fun at York Maze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to York Shambles, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, then take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Windermere to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manchester.
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Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Manchester — 1 night

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the striking features of Manchester Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manchester trip app.

Traveling by car from York to Manchester takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
Highlights from your trip

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.
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