25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
Fly
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 3 nights
Drive
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Windermere
— 3 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the London trip builder site.

Hong Kong, China to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 8 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in May; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Manchester.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
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Manchester — 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Science and Industry Museum, then contemplate the long history of World Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Walker Art Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manchester trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from London to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cheltenham.
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Cheltenham — 3 nights

Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Explore Cheltenham's surroundings by going to Hidcote Manor Garden (in Chipping Campden), Stratford-upon-Avon (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The Tower @ RSC) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, walk around Pittville Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gloucester Cathedral.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Cheltenham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cheltenham when traveling from Manchester in May, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Inverness.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
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Inverness — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Inverness is known for breweries & distilleries, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness online trip builder.

Fly from Cheltenham to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, Inverness is a bit cooler than Cheltenham - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 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, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh online holiday planner.

Getting from Inverness to Edinburgh by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Cockermouth — 3 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Go for a jaunt from Cockermouth to Penrith to see Aira Force Waterfall about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cockermouth trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cockermouth, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Windermere.
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Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Get out of town with these interesting Windermere side-trips: The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere), Bowness-on-Windermere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction) and Sizergh Castle (in Kendal). There's much more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Holehird Gardens, see the interesting displays at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and get great views at Orrest Head.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Windermere day trip website.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Windermere in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel 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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