14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

14 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
London
— 3 nights
2
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
3
Grasmere
— 3 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights

3
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
For shopping fun, head to Harrods or Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art. Let the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the galleries of The New Craftsmen, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip website.

Seattle, USA to London is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 8 hours. In December in London, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 39°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Shopping
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

3
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Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Do your shopping at Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre (in Chipping Campden), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and 44AD artspace (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Sibling Distillery, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and browse the different shops at John Lewis & Partners Cheltenham.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cheltenham day trip tool.

Getting from London to Cheltenham by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Shopping · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Bath, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Chipping Campden Visitor Information Centre, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Cotswolds Distillery
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop ©
Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop

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nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Appreciate the collections at The Puzzling Place and Wordsworth Grasmere. Shop till you drop at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop and Heaton Cooper Studio. Explore Grasmere's surroundings by going to St James’ Church (in Buttermere) and The Lakes Distillery (in Bassenthwaite). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Grasmere tour planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Grasmere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Merz Barn, The Lakes Distillery, St James’ Church
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
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Easedale Tarn ©
Easedale Tarn
The Puzzling Place ©
The Puzzling Place
The Lakes Distillery ©
The Lakes Distillery

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Castlehill Whiskyfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and The Red Door Gallery capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, sample the fine beverages at Edinburgh Gin Distillery, and visit Edinburgh Old Town.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 1:
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Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions

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