23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Bath
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Aviemore
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Glencoe
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Bakewell
— 3 nights
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London — 4 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and shop like a local with Covent Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London online vacation planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dammam in July, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Bath.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Stonehenge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Somerset Crafts and The Cotswold Range. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham), Glastonbury Mural Trail (in Glastonbury) and Llanthony Secunda Priory (in Gloucester). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Aviemore.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Aviemore — 2 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): fly down the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Grantown Antiques and Collectables. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then get a dose of the wild on Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and then kick back and relax at Loch Morlich.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Aviemore online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Bath to Aviemore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Aviemore can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.
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Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports
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Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Durness — 2 nights

Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 23rd (Sat), stroll through Polin Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Balnakeil Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness day trip app.

Drive from Aviemore to Durness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Glencoe.
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Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, then identify plant and animal life at Glencoe & Dalness, then trek along Glencoe Lochan, and finally appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Glencoe road trip planner.

Drive from Durness to Glencoe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Glencoe are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Arthur's Seat and Dalhousie Castle Falconry. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, get great views at Calton Hill, and wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ambleside.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 30:

Ambleside — 2 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, then see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, and finally skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aira Force Waterfall, and then get in touch with nature with Kandoo Adventures.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip builder tool.

Getting from Edinburgh to Ambleside by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Bakewell.
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Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 1:

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. On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, then make a trip to Holy Trinity Parish Church, then take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at White Peakhouse Gallery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tagg Lane Dairy LTD, take an exotic tour of Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours, and then hike along Kinder Scout.

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You can drive from Ambleside to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In August in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Shopping · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Aug 1 — 4:

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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