18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h
1
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
3
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bakewell
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
5
Birmingham
— 1 night
Train:  1​h
6
Stratford-upon-Avon
— Few hours
Bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Gloucester
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
9
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Swindon
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Singapore

4
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some historical perspective at Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. The British Museum and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and explore the ancient world of The Crown Jewels.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning app .

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to London is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Singapore in December, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added St Giles' Cathedral to your itinerary. Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Saint Paul's Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from London to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse

2
nights
York

York ©
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.
For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Bakewell.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

few
hours
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
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. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chatsworth House. Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Bakewell road trip site .

You can drive from York to Bakewell in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In December, daytime highs in Bakewell are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Bakewell

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

1
night
Birmingham

Birmingham
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Birmingham trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Bakewell to Birmingham in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Tue) before leaving for Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Birmingham

Nightlife Parks Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:

few
hours
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Shakespeare's Birthplace has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace and then hit the sights you want to with City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Stratford-upon-Avon online tour builder .

Getting from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In December in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Tours Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
City Sightseeing Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace

2
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You've now added Oxford Castle & Prison to your itinerary.

To plan Oxford vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. December in Oxford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 2°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for Gloucester.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Oxford Castle & Prison ©
Oxford Castle & Prison

few
hours
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gloucester Cathedral as well as Highnam Court Gardens. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Highnam Court Gardens and then admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gloucester online route planner .

Traveling by car from Oxford to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Oxford in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gloucester, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain and then steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 21st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Swindon.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Brunel's SS Great Britain
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

1
night
Swindon

Swindon ©
Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. You've now added Stonehenge to your itinerary.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Swindon online trip planner .

Swindon is just a short distance from Bath. In December, daily temperatures in Swindon can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Swindon

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stonehenge
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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