12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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12 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 1 day
Train:  2 h 45 min
2
Kendal
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Dumfries
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Oban
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
5
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Cambridge
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
End: London

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day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and then make a trip to Big Ben.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read London trip planning site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to London. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Kendal.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Big Ben ©
Big Ben

2
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the artistry at Crafty Monkeys, stroll through Aira Force Waterfall, and then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ullswater.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kendal online tour planner.

Take a train from London to Kendal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dumfries.

Things to do in Kendal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penrith, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Ullswater
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Crafty Monkeys ©
Crafty Monkeys
Ullswater ©
Ullswater

1
night
Dumfries

Dumfries ©
Dumfries is a market town and former royal burgh within the Dumfries and Galloway council area of Scotland.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Dumfries Museum and then experience rural life at Mabie Farm Park.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Dumfries trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Kendal to Dumfries by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Oban.

Things to do in Dumfries

Museums
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Dumfries Museum ©
Dumfries Museum
Mabie Farm Park ©
Mabie Farm Park

3
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Glen Coe (in Glencoe) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Oban route planner.

Traveling by car from Dumfries to Oban takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Dumfries in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oban, with lows around 13°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Oban

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fort William, Camusdarach Beach, Glen Coe, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

3
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.
Pack the 4th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and go for a walk through York City Walls.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Oban to York takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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York Maze ©
York Maze
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

2
nights
Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): deepen your understanding at King's College, University of Cambridge, steep yourself in history at University of Cambridge, then stroll the grounds of Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at The River Cam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Abbey Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Ickworth, and finally brush up on your military savvy at IWM Duxford.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cambridge online travel route planner.

Getting from York to Cambridge by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In September in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Cambridge

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bury St. Edmunds, IWM Duxford
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Abbey Gardens ©
Abbey Gardens
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

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