22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Windsor
1
Windsor
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Bibury
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sidmouth
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Polperro
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Bristol
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Cambridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Windsor
— Few hours
End: Windsor

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Windsor

Windsor ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. George's Chapel and then step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Windsor trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, Southampton Airport and Southend Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Windsor can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bibury.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites
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St. George's Chapel ©
St. George's Chapel
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle

1
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Bibury

Bibury ©
Bibury is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, then examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bibury trip tool .

You can drive from Windsor to Bibury in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bibury

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bourton-on-the-Water, St Oswald's Church
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Birdland ©
Birdland
Cotswold Motoring Museum ©
Cotswold Motoring Museum
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church

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nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Jurassic Skyline and then enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach. On the 24th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum, shop like a local with Sculpture by the Lakes, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Weymouth Portland Railway Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Weymouth trip planner .

You can drive from Bibury to Weymouth in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sidmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Museums Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Sculpture by the Lakes, The Tank Museum
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Sculpture by the Lakes ©
Sculpture by the Lakes
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

1
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Sidmouth

Sidmouth ©
Sidmouth is a town situated on the English Channel coast in Devon, South West England, 14mi east of Exeter. On the 25th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at The Byes Riverside Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Jacobs Ladder Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Connaught Gardens, and finally admire the landmark architecture of A La Ronde.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sidmouth holiday builder tool .

Drive from Weymouth to Sidmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Sidmouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Polperro.

Things to do in Sidmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

A La Ronde
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Jacobs Ladder Beach ©
Jacobs Ladder Beach
Connaught Gardens ©
Connaught Gardens
A La Ronde ©
A La Ronde

1
night
Polperro

Polperro ©
Polperro is a village and fishing harbour on the south-east Cornwall coast in the south west of England, within the civil parish of Lansallos.Polperro, through which runs the River Pol, is 7 miles east of Fowey and 4 miles west of the neighbouring town of Looe and 25mi west of the major city and naval port of Plymouth. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Restormel Castle, then view the masterpieces at Polperro Arts Foundation, then take an in-depth tour of Polperro Heritage Museum of Smuggling & Fishing, and finally stroll through East Looe Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Polperro trip site .

Getting from Sidmouth to Polperro by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Polperro

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Restormel Castle, East Looe Beach
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East Looe Beach ©
East Looe Beach
Restormel Castle ©
Restormel Castle

3
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St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Visit Porthminster Beach and Fistral Beach Bar for some beach relaxation. Museum-lovers will get to explore Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and The Penwith Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Cornish Seal Sanctuary (in Gweek), Cornwall Gold (in Redruth) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, explore the world behind art at Tate Gallery St. Ives, and get a taste of the local shopping with The Cowhouse Gallery.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives vacation maker .

Drive from Polperro to St Ives in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Bristol.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Cowhouse Gallery, Perranporth Beach, Cornish Seal Sanctuary, St. Michael's Mount, Cornwall Gold
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Cornish Seal Sanctuary ©
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

1
night
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mary Redcliffe Church, see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bristol Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bristol visit planner.

You can drive from St Ives to Bristol in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
St Mary Redcliffe Church ©
St Mary Redcliffe Church
Bristol Cathedral ©
Bristol Cathedral

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the different monuments and memorials at Llandaff Cathedral, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum Cardiff, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Castell Coch, then contemplate the long history of Big Pit National Coal Museum, then head outdoors with Bay Island Voyages, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

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You can take a train from Bristol to Cardiff in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. October in Cardiff sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Big Pit National Coal Museum
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Bay Island Voyages ©
Bay Island Voyages
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

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nights
Porthmadog

Porthmadog ©
Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), then step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and then make a trip to Portmeirion Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): shop like a local with Plas Glyn y Weddw, stop by Craft Cymru, then enjoy the sand and surf at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, and finally ride a horse along Black Rock Llamas.

To find out how to plan a trip to Porthmadog, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Cardiff to Porthmadog in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daytime highs in Porthmadog are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Porthmadog

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Portmeirion Village, Caernarfon Castle, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Plas Glyn y Weddw
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Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) ©
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

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Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): shop like a local with Walker Art Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Mendips - John Lennon Home, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally examine the collection at The Beatles Story. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Liverpool route planner.

You can drive from Porthmadog to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
Liverpool Cathedral
Liverpool Cathedral

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Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, examine the collection at Beatrix Potter Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Old Courthouse Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then stroll through Loughrigg Fell, then identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, and finally contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ambleside sightseeing planning website .

Getting from Liverpool to Ambleside by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Predator Experience, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): wander the streets of York Shambles, admire the striking features of York Minster, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip builder tool .

Getting from Ambleside to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cambridge.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

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Cambridge

Cambridge ©
Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial, learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, then explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of St. John's College.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cambridge trip maker .

You can drive from York to Cambridge in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Windsor.

Things to do in Cambridge

Historic Sites Museums Wineries
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Cambridgeshire Wine School ©
Cambridgeshire Wine School
Fitzwilliam Museum
Fitzwilliam Museum

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Windsor

Windsor
To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Windsor travel planning site .

Getting from Cambridge to Windsor by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Windsor

Nightlife Parks Outdoors
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