31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  13 h
1
St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
London
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Falmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
5
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
7
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Pitlochry, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Oban, Scotland
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Fort William, Scotland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
11
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
12
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
13
Belfast
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: Vancouver

1
night
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
On the 2nd (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle, explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Liberation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): meet the residents at Jersey Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere).

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the St. Helier trip itinerary builder app.

Vancouver, Canada to St. Helier is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Vancouver to St. Helier, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vancouver in May: highs in St. Helier hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Zoo
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Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)

3
nights
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to London takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Cotswold Range and The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water), Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh) and Corinium Museum (in Cirencester). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, and admire the striking features of Gloucester Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Gloucester, Cirencester, The Cotswold Brewing Company, Cotswold Archery
Find places to stay May 6 — 9:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa ©
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

3
nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trebah Garden and Porthcurno Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Falmouth: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), St Ives (Porthmeor Beach & Porthminster Beach) and Geevor Tin Mine (in Pendeen). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, stroll through Perranporth Beach, admire the natural beauty at Trelissick, and make a trip to Truro Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Falmouth trip planner.

Drive from Bath to Falmouth in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Falmouth are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Porthcurno Beach, Perranporth Beach, Trelissick, Truro Cathedral
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Trebah Garden ©
Trebah Garden
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

2
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Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), and finally explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Caernarfon visit site.

You can drive from Falmouth to Caernarfon in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Bodnant Garden, Beaumaris Castle, Llandudno Promenade, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Bodnant Garden ©
Bodnant Garden
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

3
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cragside House and Gardens and Whitby Harbour. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: Bamburgh (Grace Darling Museum & Bamburgh Castle), Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, appreciate the history behind The Angel of the North, stop by Barter Books, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Mary, Whitby.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Newcastle upon Tyne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Bamburgh, Alnwick, Boat Tours & Water Sports, The Angel of the North
Find places to stay May 14 — 17:
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as National Wallace Monument and Doune Castle. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags in Callander, approximately Callander away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip website.

Traveling by train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Bracklinn Falls Bridge and Callander Crags
Find places to stay May 17 — 20:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

2
nights
Pitlochry, Scotland

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, visit Queen's View Visitor Centre, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Blair Athol Distillery, then contemplate the long history of The Scottish Crannog Centre, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Scone Palace, then do a tasting at Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edradour Distillery, and finally relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Pitlochry online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries Outdoors

Side Trips

Aberfeldy, The Scottish Crannog Centre, Scone Palace, Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
Find places to stay May 20 — 22:
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Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines ©
Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre
Queen's View Visitor Centre ©
Queen's View Visitor Centre

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Oban, Scotland

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Dunstaffnage Castle & Chapel, brush up on your military savvy at Oban War & Peace Museum, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, and finally make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Oban road trip tool.

You can drive from Pitlochry to Oban in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Oban can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Oban

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
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Oban War & Peace Museum ©
Oban War & Peace Museum
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

2
nights
Fort William, Scotland

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, make a trip to Neptune's Staircase, then take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally appreciate the history behind Commando Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): explore the activities along Loch Shiel, examine the collection at West Highland Museum, stroll around Lochaber Geopark Visitor Centre, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Fort William tour planner.

Traveling by car from Oban to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glencoe, Commando Monument, Loch Shiel
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Skye Museum of Island Life, take in the pleasant sights at Fairy Glen, relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, then explore the activities along Portree Harbour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye journey planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

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nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Distillery Tours and Cairngorm Mountain. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore), Aviemore (Loch an Eilein & Zipline) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Aviemore, Clava Cairns, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, Black Isle Brewery
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

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Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens, learn more about the world around you at Ulster Museum, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then examine the collection at SS Nomadic, and finally see the interesting displays at Titanic Belfast.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Belfast online travel route planner.

You can fly from Inverness to Belfast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Inverness in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Belfast, with lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums Parks
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Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

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