15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Cockermouth
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bakewell
— 1 night
Drive
4
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 1 night
Train
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London
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Edinburgh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in December, with highs in Edinburgh at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cockermouth.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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Cockermouth — 2 nights

Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, then sample the fine beverages at The Lakes Distillery, then examine the collection at Derwent Pencil Museum, and finally trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Castlerigg Stone Circle, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip maker site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Cockermouth in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Bakewell.
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Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Nature
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Bakewell — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the activities along Ladybower Reservoir, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, then look for gifts at World of Bushcraft Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Tissington Hall.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bakewell trip planner.

You can drive from Cockermouth to Bakewell in 3.5 hours. December in Bakewell sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gloucester.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
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Gloucester — 3 nights

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare Distillery & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Hawkstone Brewery (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton).

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gloucester sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Gloucester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. December in Gloucester sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife · Parks
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Bath — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the masterpieces at American Museum & Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.
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London — 4 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, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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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