16 days in Edinburgh & England Itinerary

16 days in Edinburgh & England Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train
2
Kendal
— 1 night
Drive
3
Oxford
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive
5
Lyme Regis
— 1 night
Drive
6
Salcombe
— 1 night
Drive
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Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step out of the city life by going to Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Calton Hill. Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Venture out of the city with trips to Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Princes Street Gardens.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh road trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. In July, Edinburgh is little chillier than Brussels - with highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Kendal.
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Kendal — 1 night

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 9th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kendal trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Kendal takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
On the 10th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Highclere Castle, then contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace, and then sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Oxford Castle & Prison, examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at University of Oxford Botanic Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oxford trip maker app.

Drive from Kendal to Oxford in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Oxford sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Tewkesbury Battlefield, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tewkesbury Abbey, then head outdoors with Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gloucester trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Oxford to Gloucester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Oxford in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gloucester, with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Lyme Regis.
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Lyme Regis — 1 night

Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. On the 13th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary, then don't miss a visit to The Cobb, then stop by Connie's Curiosity Shop, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at West Bay Harbour.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lyme Regis trip planning website.

Drive from Gloucester to Lyme Regis in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gloucester in July, Lyme Regis is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Salcombe.
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Salcombe — 1 night

Salcombe is a popular resort town in the South Hams district of Devon, south west England. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Gallery 5 Salcombe, enjoy the sand and surf at Hope Cove Beach, then get to know the fascinating history of Bolberry Down, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk.

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Getting from Lyme Regis to Salcombe by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bristol.
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Bristol — 3 nights

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Caerphilly Castle and Tintern Abbey. Castell Coch and Cardiff Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bristol: Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Cardiff (St Fagans National Museum of History, Bute Park, &more). It doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Chepstow Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bristol travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Salcombe to Bristol takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge and The Tank Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: West Front (in Wells), Monkey World (in Wareham) and Longleat (in Warminster). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Fashion Museum Bath, admire the landmark architecture of The Circus, and don't miss a visit to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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