21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + train:  15​h 30​min
1
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cardiff
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
St Austell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Torquay
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: San Francisco

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Conwy Castle and National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Caernarfon Castle and South Stack Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. When in Caernarfon, make a side trip to see Great Orme in Llandudno, approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: make a trip to Beaumaris Castle and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Caernarfon day trip tool .

San Francisco, USA to Caernarfon is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Caernarfon to be little chillier, temps between 63°F and 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Orme, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Snowdon, Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle
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South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and Narberth Castle. Popular historic sites such as Pembroke Castle and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta are in your itinerary. Explore Cardiff's surroundings by going to Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock), Longleat (in Warminster) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

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

You can drive from Caernarfon to Cardiff in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. September in Cardiff sees daily highs of 64°F and lows of 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to St Austell.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bristol, Pembroke Castle, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Wells Cathedral, Blenheim Palace
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Longleat ©
Longleat
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle
Narberth Castle ©
Narberth Castle

3
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tintagel Castle and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lanhydrock House and Garden and St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade. Venture out of the city with trips to Trebah Garden (in Falmouth), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary and get advice or help at National Lobster Hatchery.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the St Austell trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Cardiff to St Austell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Lanhydrock House and Garden, St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade, Trebah Garden, Screech Owl Sanctuary, St. Michael's Mount
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Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
National Lobster Hatchery ©
National Lobster Hatchery
St Grada and Holy Cross Church, Grade ©

4
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Corfe Castle and Cockington Court. Get a sense of the local culture at Coleton Fishacre and A La Ronde. Change things up with these side-trips from Torquay: Model Village Gardens & Cafe (in Corfe Castle), Monkey World (in Wareham) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach and identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from St Austell to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Monkey World, Coleton Fishacre, The Donkey Sanctuary, A La Ronde
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Monkey World ©
Monkey World
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
A La Ronde ©
A La Ronde

2
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, make a trip to Liberation Square, then visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and finally examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, get engrossed in the history at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, and then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle.

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You can fly from Torquay to St. Helier in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In September in St. Helier, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Mont Orgueil Castle
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Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery ©
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and Alnwick Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Belford Museum (in Belford), Stirling (Stirling Castle & Chapel Royal) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's more to do: visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planner.

You can fly from St. Helier to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from St. Helier in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stirling, Belford Museum, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle, Alnwick Castle
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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