37 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

37 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Birmingham
— 3 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
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Stoke-on-Trent
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Exeter
— 3 nights
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St Ives
— 2 nights
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Port Isaac
— 2 nights
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Southampton
— 1 night
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London
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 2 nights
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Leeds
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
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Manchester
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Nottingham
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London
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Birmingham — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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.
Shop till you drop at Stretton Antiques Market and I Had One of Those. Discover out-of-the-way places like Acton Burnell Castle and Forge Mill Needle Museum & Bordesley Abbey Visitor Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Birmingham: Mortimer Forest (in Ludlow), Coventry (Holy Trinity Church & Sgt Bilko's Vintage Emporium and The Phil Silvers Archival Museum) and Ashby Boat Company Limited (in Stoke Golding). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Selly Manor.

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Melbourne, Australia to Birmingham is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Birmingham due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: high temperatures in Birmingham hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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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. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the landscape on two wheels at The River Avon Trail and then explore the galleries of Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon online attractions planner.

Drive from Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stoke-on-Trent.
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Stoke-on-Trent

Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles Parish Church.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Stoke-on-Trent trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Stoke-on-Trent takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Stoke-on-Trent can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Stoke-on-Trent to Bath takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Exeter.
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Exeter — 3 nights

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Step off the beaten path and head to Moretonhampstead Motor Museum and Okehampton Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Fishing Charters & Tours and Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk. Take a break from Exeter with a short trip to Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve in Dawlish, about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle).

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Exeter trip planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Exeter in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to St Ives.
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St Ives — 2 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Leach Pottery, hike along Cornwall Coast Path, and then trek along South West Coast Path - Penzance to Marazion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore The Island - Pendinas, view the masterpieces at The Blue Bramble Gallery, make a trip to The Penwith Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at St Ives Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Porthkidney Sands.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our St Ives online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Exeter to St Ives in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Port Isaac.
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Port Isaac — 2 nights

Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 10th (Sat), indulge your thirst for a good beer at Sharp's Brewery, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Enodoc Church. Keep things going the next day: stop by Port Isaac Pottery, get engrossed in the history at Davidstow Moor RAF Memorial Museum, and then see human ingenuity at work at Crowdy Reservoir.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Isaac trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from St Ives to Port Isaac in 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Southampton.
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Southampton — 1 night

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. On the 12th (Mon), learn something new at Pickwell Farm Shop and then choose your vessel at Hamble Point Yacht Charters.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Southampton online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Port Isaac to Southampton by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to London.
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London — 3 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.
Chiltern Valley Winery & Brewery and Bohun Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eagle Heights Wildlife Foundation and Reading Museum. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: King George's Playing Fields (in Brentwood) and Henley-on-Thames (Grey's Court & Nuffield Place).

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the London online attractions planner.

Drive from Southampton to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 2 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Jesus College.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip planner.

Take a train from London to Cambridge in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to York.
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York — 3 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens and Whitby Lighthouse. Step out of the city life by going to Runswick Bay and Staithes Beach. Explore York's surroundings by going to The Whalebone Arch (in Whitby), Mallyan Spout (in Goathland) and Beck Isle Museum (in Pickering). There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Breezy Knees Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the York driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Cambridge to York by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Newcastle upon Tyne — 2 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Jarrow Hall Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, view the masterpieces at The Glamorous Owl, and then stroll around Riverside Park. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Alnmouth Village Golf Links and then explore the galleries of Fenwick Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne online driving holiday planner.

Take a train from York to Newcastle upon Tyne in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Leeds.
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Leeds — 3 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Village of Dent and Bradford Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Rodley Nature Reserve and The Donkey Sanctuary Leeds. Venture out of the city with trips to Dent Village Museum and Heritage Centre (in Dent), Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve (in Brighouse) and Woodsome Hall Golf Course (in Huddersfield). Next up on the itinerary: play a few rounds at Howley Hall Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leeds journey maker.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Leeds by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Mon) before leaving for Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Ruthin Gaol and Aberconwy House. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rhuddlan Castle and Marble Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Church of St Peter (in Ruthin), Dyserth Waterfall (in Dyserth) and Denbigh Castle (in Denbigh). The adventure continues: stroll through West Kirby Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Little Orme, and tee off at Great Orme Family Golf.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip maker website.

You can take a train from Leeds to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Liverpool can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Manchester.
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Manchester

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Salford Museum & Art Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Manchester trip maker website.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to Manchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Thu) before leaving for Nottingham.
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Nottingham

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): examine the collection at William Booth Birthplace Museum, look for gifts at Notts Derby Wine School, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter's Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Nottingham day trip planning app.

Drive from Manchester to Nottingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Nottingham sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dorchester Abbey and Henry Moore Studios & Gardens (Henry Moore Foundation). Visiting Chislehurst Caves and Abbotts View Alpacas will get you outdoors. Explore London's surroundings by going to Bluewater Shopping Mall (in Greenhithe), Mockbeggar Farm Shop & Tea Room (in Cliffe Woods) and Westcliff Beach (in Westcliff-on-Sea). See some other sides of London: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, try your luck at Ascot Racecourse, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and explore the activities along Heybridge Basin.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip planning tool.

Take a train from Nottingham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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