18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 1 day
2
Drumnadrochit
— 1 night
3
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
4
Balmaha
— 1 night
5
Edinburgh
— 1 night
6
Windermere
— 1 night
7
Ingleton
— 1 night
8
Manchester
— Few hours
9
Bakewell
— 1 night
10
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
11
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 1 night
12
Bath
— 1 night
13
Penzance
— 1 night
14
Swansea
— 1 night
15
Cardiff
— 1 night
16
Gloucester
— Few hours
17
Cheltenham
— 2 nights

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): hunt for treasures at Camden Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Jamon Jamon Paella, and then browse the range of quality goods at Harrods.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read London road trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in London

Shopping
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Harrods ©
Harrods
Camden Market ©
Camden Market
Jamon Jamon Paella ©
Jamon Jamon Paella

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Drumnadrochit

Drumnadrochit ©
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. On the 16th (Tue), stroll through Hillside Path, thenexplore the activities along River Foyers, and then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Drumnadrochit trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Drumnadrochit takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in October; daily highs in Drumnadrochit reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Foyers
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River Foyers ©
River Foyers
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 17th (Wed), look for gifts at Skyelark, stop by Isle of Skye Candle Company, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing.

Before you visit Isle of Skye, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Drumnadrochit to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Balmaha.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Shopping
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Skyelark ©
Skyelark
Isle of Skye Candle Company ©
Isle of Skye Candle Company

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Balmaha

Balmaha ©
On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Loch Lomond and then get outside with Conic Hill.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read Balmaha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Balmaha takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Balmaha are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Balmaha

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Loch Lomond
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 18:
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Conic Hill ©
Conic Hill
Loch Lomond ©
Loch Lomond

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, thenstep into the grandiose world of Scottish National War Memorial, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by car from Balmaha to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. On the 20th (Sat), stop by Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, thenlook for gifts at Herdy, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, and finally hike along Old Man of Coniston.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Windermere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Windermere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ingleton.

Things to do in Windermere

Trails Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Grasmere, Old Man of Coniston
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Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Grasmere Chocolate Cottage ©
Grasmere Chocolate Cottage

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Ingleton

Ingleton ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): Head underground at Gaping Gill.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ingleton holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ingleton takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Manchester.

Things to do in Ingleton

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gaping Gill
Highlights from your plan
Gaping Gill ©
Gaping Gill

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Manchester

Manchester
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.
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manchester online travel route planner.

Drive from Ingleton to Manchester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 21st (Sun), you'll travel to Bakewell.

Things to do in Manchester

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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Bakewell

Bakewell ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bakewell road trip site.

You can drive from Manchester to Bakewell in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bakewell, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bakewell

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Ladybower Reservoir ©
Ladybower Reservoir

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night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Roly's Fudge.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon online itinerary planner.

Getting from Bakewell to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Shopping Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Waterside Food and Craft Market ©
Waterside Food and Craft Market
The River Avon Trail ©
The River Avon Trail
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop ©
Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop

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Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
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. On the 24th (Wed), stop by Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe Stow, stop by Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, thenlook for gifts at Alain Rouveure Galleries, thenlook for gifts at Chedworth Farm Shop, and finally stop by Cotswold Woollen Weavers.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bourton-on-the-Water takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Bourton-on-the-Water can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Shopping Nightlife

Side Trips

Cotswold Woollen Weavers, Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop, Alain Rouveure Galleries, Chedworth Farm Shop, Jaffe & Neale Bookshop and Cafe Stow
Highlights from your plan
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop ©
Longborough & Sezincote Village Shop
Chedworth Farm Shop ©
Chedworth Farm Shop

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Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, thenstop by Topping & Company Booksellers, and finally stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bath holiday planner.

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Bath

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Emma Rose Art Works ©
Emma Rose Art Works
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Pulteney Bridge ©
Pulteney Bridge

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Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. On the 26th (Fri), stop by St. Ives Bookseller, kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Penzance trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Bath to Penzance in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Penzance are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
St. Ives Bookseller ©
St. Ives Bookseller

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Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. On the 27th (Sat), kick back and relax at Limeslade Bay, identify plant and animal life at Three Cliffs Bay, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Swansea online itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Penzance to Swansea takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Three Cliffs Bay ©
Three Cliffs Bay
Limeslade Bay ©
Limeslade Bay

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Cardiff

Cardiff
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Glyderau.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cardiff trip builder website.

You can drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Glyderau
Highlights from your plan
Glyderau
Glyderau

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Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): browse for treasures at Upstairs Downstairs Antiques and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary de Crypt Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gloucester trip planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Gloucester

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Upstairs Downstairs Antiques ©
Upstairs Downstairs Antiques
St Mary de Crypt Church ©
St Mary de Crypt Church

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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. On the 29th (Mon), trek along Cotswold Way, hunt for treasures at Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market, and then identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cheltenham holiday planner.

Cheltenham is just a short distance from Gloucester. In October, daytime highs in Cheltenham are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Cotswold Way, Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
Cotswold Way ©
Cotswold Way
Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market ©

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