24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 7 nights
Fly
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Durham
— 4 nights
Train
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Fly to London Stansted Airport, Drive to Monks Eleigh
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Monks Eleigh
— 1 night
Drive to London Stansted Airport, Fly to Lightning Ridge

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London

— 7 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.
Take a break from London with a short trip to Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. in Marlow, about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and get engrossed in the history at The British Museum.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip tool.

Lightning Ridge, Australia to London is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Lightning Ridge to London due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in London are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Durham.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 13:

Durham

— 4 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham is known for historic sites, fun & games, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Hall Hill Farm, stop by Fury Events, make a trip to Palace Green, and surround yourself with nature on North Star Alpacas.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary website.

Getting from London to Durham by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Durham are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

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 nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing Experience.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning tool.

You can take a train from Durham to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Go for a jaunt from Glasgow to Stirling to see Loch Lomond about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, don't miss a visit to George Square, walk around Kelvingrove Park, and look for gifts at Sunshine No.1.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow road trip planning app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Glasgow sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Monks Eleigh.

Things to do in Glasgow

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

Monks Eleigh

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Sarah's Attic and then experience rural life at Tostock Animal Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monks Eleigh itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glasgow to Monks Eleigh. In December, daily temperatures in Monks Eleigh can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Monks Eleigh

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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.

County Durham travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Churches · Castles
Largely calm and tranquil, County Durham features a landscape dominated by high hills and low mountains, noted for containing the highest ski center in England. For most of the last three centuries, the survival of the region depended almost entirely on coal mining. When the last coal pits closed in the 1980s, the scars left by the mining industry quickly started to fade, and the county reinvented itself as a popular tourist destination. Durham’s biggest attractions may very well be its ancient cathedral and the adjoining castle, once a seat of power for the mighty local rulers who defended the region against the neighboring Saxons and Scots.