23 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

23 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

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23 days in Scotland & England Itinerary

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  17 h 45 min
1
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Keswick
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Bath
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: New York City

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, browse the exhibits of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

New York City, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from New York City in September: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 61°F and lows are around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Keswick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

5
nights
Keswick

Keswick
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Explore Keswick's surroundings by going to Grasmere Chocolate Cottage (in Grasmere), Windermere (Orrest Head & Holehird Gardens) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). There's lots more to do: hike along Buttermere, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, look for gifts at Friars, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Keswick trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Keswick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Keswick when traveling from Edinburgh in September, with lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lake District, Windermere, Grasmere Chocolate Cottage, Predator Experience Ltd, Buttermere Lake
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Predator Experience Ltd ©
Predator Experience Ltd
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

3
nights
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.
Pack the 16th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, take in the spiritual surroundings of York City Church, and take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Keswick to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
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 Stonehenge (in Amesbury), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, stop by Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights, see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and savor the flavors at Fudge Kitchen.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bath trip builder.

You can drive from York to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Chavenage House
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
nights
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: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at V&A - Victoria and Albert Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the London itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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