51 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

51 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
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Winchester
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Gloucester
— 4 nights
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Liverpool
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Durham
— 5 nights
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Windermere
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
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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: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the striking features of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read London trip planner.

Orlando, USA to London is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Orlando to London. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Orlando in February: high temperatures in London hover around 46°F and lows are around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can drive to Winchester.
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Find places to stay Feb 26 — Mar 4:

Winchester — 4 nights

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Change things up with these side-trips from Winchester: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Ringwood Brewery (in Ringwood). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Winchester Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, gain insight at Winchester College, and examine the collection at The Mary Rose.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Winchester trip planner.

You can drive from London to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 51°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Bath — 4 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: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Glastonbury (St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Glastonbury Tor, &more) and Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and snap pictures at Pulteney Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Winchester to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gloucester.
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Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Gloucester — 4 nights

Explore Gloucester's surroundings by going to Cotswold Motoring Museum (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswold Falconry Centre (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton).

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gloucester day trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. March in Gloucester sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.
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Find places to stay Mar 12 — 16:

Liverpool — 5 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Northwich (Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre & Vale Royal Falconry Centre), Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary (in Preston) and Imperial War Museum North (in Stretford). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The City of Manchester Distillery, view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery, meet the residents at Chester Zoo, and learn more about the world around you at World Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool road trip site.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Liverpool takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bakewell.
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Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:

Bakewell — 3 nights

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Go for a jaunt from Bakewell to Lincoln to see Lincoln Cathedral about 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on Peak Mountaineering, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Rutland Antiques Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Stanage Edge, and view the masterpieces at White Peakhouse Gallery.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bakewell online route planner.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Bakewell takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Bakewell sees daily highs of 50°F and lows of 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to My Little Farm Spa (in Liversedge) and Harrogate (Spirit of Harrogate Ltd & Nidderdale Llamas). There's still lots to do: take in the local landmarks with Brewtown Tours, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, and sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our York day trip planner.

Getting from Bakewell to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Durham.
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Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Durham — 5 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Step out of Durham to go to Hexham and see Allout Adventures, which is approximately 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One, admire the landmark architecture of Durham Castle, see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, and look for all kinds of wild species at Low Burnhall Woods.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Durham road trip app.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Windermere.
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Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Windermere — 3 nights

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Venture out of the city with trips to Sizergh Castle (in Kendal), The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop (in Grasmere) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and identify plant and animal life at Brockhole on Windermere.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Windermere online trip maker.

Getting from Durham to Windermere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 11 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: St. Ninian's Cathedral (in Perth), Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Glasgow (Kelvingrove Park, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online journey planner.

You can take a train from Windermere to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 6 — 17:

England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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