20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
+2
train + bus + ferry:  2​h 15​min
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Ryde
— 1 day
ferry + Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Dover
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bury St. Edmunds
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Great Yarmouth
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Norwich
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Scarborough
— 1 night
train:  1​h
7
York
— 1 night
train:  45​min
8
Durham
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Windermere
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
10
Ambleside
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Liverpool
— 1 night
train:  45​min
12
Manchester
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Birmingham
— 1 night
train:  1​h
14
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Bristol
— 1 night
train:  1​h
16
Cardiff
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
17
St Ives
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
18
Newquay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
19
Exmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
20
Lyndhurst
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: London

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Ryde

Ryde ©
On the 8th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quarr Abbey, explore the galleries of Carisbrooke Castle, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ryde day trip planner.

London to Ryde is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of train and ferry. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Dover.

Things to do in Ryde

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Carisbrooke Castle, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
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Quarr Abbey ©
Quarr Abbey
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle

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Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sea views from South Foreland Lighthouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St Margaret-at-Cliffe, and then admire the natural beauty at Walmer Castle and Gardens.

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

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Ryde to Dover takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ryde in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Dover, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bury St. Edmunds.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Walmer Castle and Gardens
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South Foreland Lighthouse ©
South Foreland Lighthouse
St Margaret-at-Cliffe ©
St Margaret-at-Cliffe
Walmer Castle and Gardens ©
Walmer Castle and Gardens

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Bury St. Edmunds

Bury St. Edmunds ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Edmundsbury Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Abbey Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Lavenham Guildhall, and finally admire the striking features of Ickworth.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bury St. Edmunds day trip tool .

Getting from Dover to Bury St. Edmunds by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Great Yarmouth.

Things to do in Bury St. Edmunds

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Lavenham Guildhall
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St. Edmundsbury Cathedral ©
St. Edmundsbury Cathedral
Lavenham Guildhall ©
Lavenham Guildhall
Ickworth
Ickworth

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Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth ©
Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a coastal town in Norfolk, England. On the 11th (Thu), tee off at Pirates Cove Adventure Golf, take in nature's colorful creations at Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens, and then kick back and relax at Gorleston Beach.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Great Yarmouth road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Bury St. Edmunds to Great Yarmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Great Yarmouth are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Norwich.

Things to do in Great Yarmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens
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Gorleston Beach ©
Gorleston Beach
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf ©
Pirates Cove Adventure Golf
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens ©
Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens

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Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Norwich Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Riverside Walk, and finally steep yourself in history at Felbrigg Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Norwich trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by train from Great Yarmouth to Norwich takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Norwich sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Scarborough.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate ©
Felbrigg Hall, Gardens and Estate
Room Escape Games

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Scarborough

Scarborough ©
Scarborough is a town on the North Sea coast of North Yorkshire, England. On the 13th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Filey Beach, explore the historical opulence of Scarborough Castle, and then admire the sheer force of Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Scarborough trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Norwich to Scarborough takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. July in Scarborough sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Scarborough

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall, Filey Beach
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Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Scarborough Castle ©
Scarborough Castle
Falling Foss Tea Garden and Waterfall ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, don't miss a visit to York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and finally see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

Traveling by train from Scarborough to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

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Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 15th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, then take in the pleasant sights at Durham Riverside Walk, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Durham Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Durham visit planner .

Take a train from York to Durham in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from York, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Durham, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks
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Crook Hall & Gardens ©
Crook Hall & Gardens
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then take some stellar pictures from Orrest Head, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andrew's Church.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Windermere journey planner .

You can drive from Durham to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Andrew's Church, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 17th (Wed), explore the activities along Tarn Hows, take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambleside trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ambleside takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sizergh Castle, Tarn Hows, Helvellyn, Jesus Church
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): stroll through Crosby Beach, then contemplate the long history of Casbah Coffee Club, and then contemplate the long history of Speke Hall.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Liverpool trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Ambleside to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Liverpool sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Crosby Beach
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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Speke Hall ©
Speke Hall
Casbah Coffee Club ©
Casbah Coffee Club
Crosby Beach ©
Crosby Beach

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Manchester

Manchester ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Manchester Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at People's History Museum, then steep yourself in history at Stockport Air Raid Shelters, then see the interesting displays at The Manchester Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Granada Studios.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manchester itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Stockport Air Raid Shelters
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Stockport Air Raid Shelters ©
Stockport Air Raid Shelters
The Manchester Museum ©
The Manchester Museum
People's History Museum ©
People's History Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Birmingham Back to Backs, then look for all kinds of wild species at Walsall Arboretum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sutton Park.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Birmingham trip maker .

Take a train from Manchester to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Birmingham sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can take a train to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Birmingham

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sutton Park, Walsall Arboretum
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Birmingham Back to Backs ©
Birmingham Back to Backs
Sutton Park ©
Sutton Park
Walsall Arboretum ©
Walsall Arboretum

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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. On the 21st (Sun), explore the landscape on two wheels at The River Avon Trail, look for all kinds of wild species at Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm, then take an in-depth tour of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

Make your Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Stratford-upon-Avon Butterfly Farm ©
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
The River Avon Trail ©
The River Avon Trail

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Bristol

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Arnos Vale Cemetery, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then admire the striking features of Tyntesfield.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Bristol visit planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bristol takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bristol

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Tyntesfield
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Tyntesfield ©
Tyntesfield
Arnos Vale Cemetery ©
Arnos Vale Cemetery

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Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Caerphilly Castle, step into the grandiose world of Castell Coch, then get a new perspective on nature at National Museum Cardiff, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cardiff trip maker .

Traveling by train from Bristol to Cardiff takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Caerphilly Castle
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:
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Caerphilly Castle ©
Caerphilly Castle
Castell Coch ©
Castell Coch
National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff

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St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthmeor Beach, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the St Ives route planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in St Ives, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Newquay.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Porthmeor Beach ©
Porthmeor Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

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Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, take a leisurely stroll along Padstow Harbour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Watergate Bay.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Newquay trip planner .

Getting from St Ives to Newquay by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Exmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Padstow Harbour, Screech Owl Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:
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Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Watergate Bay ©
Watergate Bay
Padstow Harbour ©
Padstow Harbour

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Exmouth

Exmouth ©
Exmouth is a port town, civil parish and seaside resort in East Devon, England, sited on the east bank of the mouth of the River Exe. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of A La Ronde, stroll through Exmouth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dawlish Warren Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Exmouth holiday builder .

You can drive from Newquay to Exmouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Exmouth can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lyndhurst.

Things to do in Exmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Dawlish Warren Beach
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Exmouth Beach ©
Exmouth Beach
Dawlish Warren Beach ©
Dawlish Warren Beach
A La Ronde ©
A La Ronde

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Lyndhurst

Lyndhurst ©
Lyndhurst is a large village and civil parish situated in the New Forest National Park in Hampshire, England. On the 27th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of New Forest National Park.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Lyndhurst online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Exmouth to Lyndhurst takes 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lyndhurst are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lyndhurst

Parks Nature
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New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park

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