55 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
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St Leonards-on-Sea
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Brighton and Hove
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Oxford
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Bath
— 7 nights
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Cardiff
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Gloucester
— 7 nights
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Warwick
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York
— 7 nights
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Bakewell
— 7 nights
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Douglas
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Glasgow
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Edinburgh
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London — 10 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.
Go for a jaunt from London to Hounslow to see Coda Falconry about 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, stroll around Hyde Park, and take an in-depth tour of The British Museum.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip maker website.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in London to be slightly colder, around 5°C, while days are much colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Leonards-on-Sea.
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St Leonards-on-Sea — 1 night

St Leonards-on-Sea has been part of Hastings, East Sussex, England, since the late 19th century though it retains a sense of separate identity. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll the grounds of St Clements Church, examine the collection at Hastings Fishermen's Museum, then examine the collection at The True CRIME Museum, and finally indulge your senses at Vine + Country Wine and Food Tours.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Leonards-on-Sea travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from London to St Leonards-on-Sea takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brighton and Hove.
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Brighton and Hove — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion, experience rural life at Tulleys Farm, and then experience rural life at Sussex High Weald Dairy. On your second day here, relax and rejuvenate at Chutima Therapy, wander the streets of The Lanes, and then find something for the whole family at Brighton Palace Pier.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brighton and Hove day trip planning site.

Getting from St Leonards-on-Sea to Brighton and Hove by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Waddesdon Manor.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Brighton and Hove to Oxford in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 7 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Venture out of the city with trips to Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Stonehenge), Longleat (in Warminster) and Westonbirt Arboretum (in Tetbury). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, identify plant and animal life at West of England Falconry, look for gifts at The Speaking Tree Bookshop, and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bath online trip planner.

Take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cardiff.
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Cardiff — 2 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, make a trip to Statue of John Batchelor, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Big Pit National Coal Museum, see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, then stop by Welsh Love Spoon Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Animal Wall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cardiff day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Cardiff sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 7 nights

Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Worcester Cathedral (in Worcester), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens).

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gloucester holiday planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Warwick.
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Warwick — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Court House, make a trip to Guys Cliffe House, step into the grandiose world of Warwick Castle, then go for a walk through Baddesley Clinton, then wander the streets of Hatton Country World, and finally contemplate the long history of Kenilworth Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): walk around Charlecote Park, then see the interesting displays at British Motor Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Upton House & Gardens, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Himalaya Salt Cave.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Warwick trip planner.

Getting from Gloucester to Warwick by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Auckley), Selby Abbey (in Selby) and Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster). There's still lots to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, examine the collection at The Vulcan Experience, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and learn the secrets of beer at Brewtown Tours.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the York journey planner.

Traveling by car from Warwick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.
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Bakewell — 7 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: Nelson's Distillery & School (in Uttoxeter), Stoke Ski Centre (in Stoke-on-Trent) and Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley). The adventure continues: view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, take some stellar pictures from Curbar Edge, gain insight at Tideswell School of Food, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at White Peak Distillery.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakewell sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from York to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In January in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Douglas.
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Douglas — 2 nights

The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): examine the collection at Manx Museum, explore the historical opulence of Peel Castle, then get great views at Douglas Head, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Sayle Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore by horseback at Home of Rest of Old Horses, examine the collection at House of Manannan, then stroll around Tynwald Hill, and finally stroll around Tynwald National Park and Arboretum.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Bakewell to Douglas by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Douglas are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Glasgow.
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Glasgow

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
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Getting from Douglas to Glasgow by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect little chillier evenings in Glasgow when traveling from Douglas in January, with lows around 1°C. You will leave for Edinburgh on the 18th (Thu).
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Edinburgh — 3 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, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can 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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