15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
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Windermere
— 2 nights
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Penrith
— 2 nights
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Cambridge
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Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Brighton Palace Pier, identify plant and animal life at East Sussex Falconry, and then walk around Stanmer Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Royal Pavilion, look for gifts at Gustamps, then sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Driftwood Garden East Sussex.

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Porto, Portugal to Brighton and Hove is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Porto in June: high temperatures in Brighton and Hove hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Windsor Castle (in Windsor) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). And it doesn't end there: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens, examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, stroll through Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm, and bet on your favorite at Tanks-Alot.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Oxford in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a train. June in Oxford sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 3 nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Cheltenham side-trips: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes), Bath (Bath Abbey, The Roman Baths, &more) and The Royal Gardens at Highgrove (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: get to know the resident critters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, admire the natural beauty at Hidcote Manor Garden, contemplate the long history of Tewkesbury Abbey, and take in the views from Lodgemore Bridge.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cheltenham day trip planning tool.

Drive from Oxford to Cheltenham in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Oxford in June, Cheltenham is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Birmingham

— 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
On the 24th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at The River Avon Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at The MAD Museum, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, and then take in nature's colorful creations at The Mill Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cheltenham to Birmingham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cheltenham in June since evenings lows in Birmingham dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Windermere

— 2 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, then explore the galleries of Cookhouse Gallery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally get a dose of the wild on Lake District Sheepdog Experience.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere attractions website.

Getting from Birmingham to Windermere by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penrith

— 2 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Penrith travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Penrith takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Penrith, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Cambridge

— 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, and then sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Penrith to Cambridge in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. While traveling from Penrith, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Cambridge, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Wineries · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.

Cambridgeshire travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites · Architectural Buildings
More than just a picturesque setting for ancient colleges, Cambridgeshire contains the country’s most fertile farmland and a scenic countryside intersected by canals and dotted with windmills. Though the region’s chief attraction remains the splendid architecture of the historic university city of Cambridge, visitors should not fall into the trap of assuming that seeing old buildings equals seeing all of modern Cambridgeshire. Extend your itinerary beyond the walls of the ancient city and you'll find a region of small towns and friendly little villages, known for a particularly fine range of country pubs that serve an impressive variety of local ales and beers.