20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
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London
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cirencester
— 1 night
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
Fly
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kinlochbervie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Coca-Cola London Eye and Tower Bridge. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, stroll around Hyde Park, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our London trip builder.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in London at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Cirencester.
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Cirencester — 1 night

Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 6th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then walk around Cotswold Sculpture Park, and then get your game on at The Cotswold Range.

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Drive from London to Cirencester in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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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.
Family-friendly places like Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and The Roman Baths will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: The Baobab Tree (in Stow-on-the-Wold), Hawk Conservancy Trust (in Weyhill) and Cotswold Farm Park (in Guiting Power). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, stroll around Royal Victoria Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens.

To see photos and other tourist information, refer to the Bath route planning website.

Drive from Cirencester to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can fly to Aviemore.
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Aviemore — 3 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kids will enjoy Landmark Forest Adventure Park and Carrbridge Golf Club. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch an Eilein, kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Aviemore by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Aviemore, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kinlochbervie.
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Kinlochbervie — 2 nights

Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Sango Bay, then enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kinlochbervie tour planner.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Kinlochbervie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Bring the kids along to Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Royal Mile, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and have fun and explore at Dynamic Earth.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online road trip planner.

You can drive from Kinlochbervie to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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.
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