19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
Train
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
6
York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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London — 4 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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, admire the striking features of Tower of London, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker app.

Nairobi, Kenya to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Nairobi to London due to the time zone difference. In December, London is colder than Nairobi - with highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Brighton and Hove.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Chutima Therapy, then see the interesting displays at Paradox Place, and then sample some tasty brews at Brighton Food Tours.

To find out how to plan a trip to Brighton and Hove, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from London to Brighton and Hove in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Breweries & Distilleries · Tours · Wineries · Spas
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Bath — 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury), The Henge Shop (in Avebury) and Castle Combe (Castle Combe Village & The Market Cross). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, and see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath journey builder.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Bath takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn the tricks of the trade with Shakespeare Distillery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and then stop by Favourite Beers.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cheltenham road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cheltenham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): browse the exhibits of Chatsworth House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Anne's Church, Baslow, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, and finally surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bakewell trip planner.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to York.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Castle Howard, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read York travel planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in York sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games · Neighborhoods
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Edinburgh — 5 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: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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