42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Make it your trip
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London
— 6 nights
Drive
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Moreton-in-Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 5 nights
Fly
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Durham
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 4 nights
Drive
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Cockermouth
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 6 nights
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London — 6 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: steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to London, use our trip itinerary maker.

Auckland, New Zealand to London is an approximately 26.5-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to London, you'll gain 12 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Auckland in September, plan for a bit warmer days in London, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Moreton-in-Marsh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 17:

Moreton-in-Marsh — 3 nights

Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Go for a jaunt from Moreton-in-Marsh to Tewkesbury to see Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, don't miss a visit to The Moreton Gallery, and sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkstone Brewery.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Moreton-in-Marsh travel planner.

Drive from London to Moreton-in-Marsh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Moreton-in-Marsh sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Bath — 5 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Salisbury (Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate the waterfront views at The Severn Ham, take a stroll through Wells Market Place, and examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bath attractions planner.

Getting from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Durham.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 25:

Durham — 3 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham is known for historic sites, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum, go for a walk through Durham Riverside Walk, and get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Durham trip planner.

Getting from Bath to Durham by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to York.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

York — 4 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Take a break from York with a short trip to Peak Mountaineering in Castleton, about 1h 45 min away. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Lake District National Park Guided Walks. The adventure continues: stroll through Wainwright's Coast-to-Coast Walk, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

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You can take a train from Durham to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in York can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

Cockermouth — 4 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cockermouth: Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Holy Trinity Church (in Grange-in-Borrowdale) and Penrith (Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest & Aira Force Waterfall). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, explore the activities along Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, and see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth online trip builder.

You can drive from York to Cockermouth in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Oct 2 — 6:

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation site.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Edinburgh in 3 hours. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Fort William — 4 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Spend the 12th (Thu) exploring nature at Glencoe National Nature Reserve. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, tour in harmony with nature at Cruise Loch Linnhe, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Oct 11 — 15:

Inverness — 6 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Tarbat Discovery Centre (in Portmahomack) and Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of St Ninians Church, and explore the activities along Loch Ness.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:

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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