60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 5 nights
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights
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Weymouth
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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Caernarfon
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Alnwick
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Fort William
— 5 nights
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Gairloch
— 5 nights
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Inverness
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London

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.
Visit Tower of London and Houses of Parliament for their historical value. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Paul's Cathedral and Dover Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Bletchley Park (in Bletchley) and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London tour planner.

San Antonio, USA to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from San Antonio to London. Traveling from San Antonio in April, expect London to be cooler, temps between 56°F and 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 11:

5
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Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bournemouth Beach and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Step out of the city life by going to Beachy Head and Hengistbury Head Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Osborne House (in East Cowes), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Hospital of St Cross (in Winchester). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at Nigel Greaves Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Carisbrooke Castle, and take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from London to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 11 — 16:

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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. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tank Museum and Corfe Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Monkey World and Dunster Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sea views from Portland Bill Lighthouse, stroll through Weymouth Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Abbotsbury Swannery.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Weymouth trip planning site.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Weymouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 16 — 21:

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Longleat and Bath Abbey. The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff) and Big Pit National Coal Museum (in Blaenavon). There's lots more to do: get outside with The Cotswold Range, take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, make a trip to Stonehenge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 26:

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Caernarfon

Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. You'll get in some beach time at Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands and Porth Ceiriad Beach. Conwy Castle and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Caernarfon's surroundings by going to Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan), South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, and see the interesting displays at Yr Ysgwrn.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 26 — May 2:

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York

City of Festivals

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at York City Walls and Whitby Abbey. Appreciate the collections at Beamish Museum and National Railway Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from York: RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton), 199 Steps (in Whitby) and Filey Beach (in Filey). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our York online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 2 — 8:

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Alnwick

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Step off the beaten path and head to Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Alnwick Garden and Bamburgh Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alnwick: Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Embleton Bay, get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Alnwick day trip app.

Take a train from York to Alnwick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from York in May: highs in Alnwick hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Culzean Castle (in Maybole), Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 58°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 18:

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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. We've included these beaches for you: Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Maelrubha's Chapel (in Arisaig), Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian) and Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, delve into the distant past at Castle Tioram, contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort William vacation planning app.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 23:

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Gairloch

Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and Shieldaig Falconry. Visit Achmelvich Beach and Red Point Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gairloch: Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe), Falls of Kirkaig (in Inverkirkaig) and Ullapool (Lael Forest Walks, Inverpolly Nature Reserve, &more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Loch Maree, get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park, and play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch day trip website.

You can drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Gairloch can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 28:

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore and learn at Highland Folk Museum and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Take a break from the city and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Aigas Field Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), Boat of Garten (Loch Garten Nature Reserve & Boat of Garten Community Garden) and St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, kick back and relax at Embo Beach, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Inverness takes 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Inverness are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 41°F. You will have some time to spend on the 3rd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 28 — Jun 3:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.