23 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

23 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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23 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  12 h
1
Chatham
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Dover
— Few hours
+2
Train + Foot + Train:  3 h 45 min
3
York
— 4 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Bath
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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Chatham

Chatham ©
Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.Chatham Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Historic Dockyard Chatham.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chatham trip generator.

Toronto, Canada to Chatham is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Chatham, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, Chatham is a bit cooler than Toronto - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dover.

Things to do in Chatham

Museums
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The Historic Dockyard Chatham ©
The Historic Dockyard Chatham

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dover vacation trip planner.

Getting from Chatham to Dover by car takes about an hour. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to York.

Things to do in Dover

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The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover

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York

York ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Log Heights (in Harrogate). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, stop by Pylones, and get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the York travel itinerary creator.

Take a train from Dover to York in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Dover in May, plan for little chillier nights in York, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Log Heights
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 18th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. On the 20th (Sat), stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, then examine the collection at Puzzling Place Ltd, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Windermere, examine the collection at The World of Beatrix Potter, and then get great views at Orrest Head.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Keswick itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Keswick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Keswick when traveling from Edinburgh in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction
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Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

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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. Venture out of the city with trips to Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh), Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens (in Burford) and Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Warwick Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Broadway Tower, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon holiday planner.

You can drive from Keswick to Stratford-upon-Avon in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Warwick Castle, Broadway Tower, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Hidcote Manor Garden, Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
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Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bath travel planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in May since evenings lows in Bath dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cardiff, Bristol, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Wells Cathedral
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

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Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Sarum, look for all kinds of wild species at Hawk Conservancy Trust, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Winchester Castle - The Great Hall, then admire the striking features of Highclere Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Salisbury tour planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Salisbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Salisbury are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Salisbury

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Winchester, Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge, Highclere Castle, Hawk Conservancy Trust
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Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

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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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, nightlife, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at British Museum, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London custom trip planner.

Take a train from Salisbury to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Salisbury in May, London is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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