55 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 3 nights
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Banbury
— 3 nights
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Princes Risborough
— 15 nights
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Banbury
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chester
— 4 nights
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Holyhead
— 8 nights
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Manchester
— 13 nights
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Harrogate
— 3 nights
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London — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): don't miss a visit to Big Ben. Keep things going the next day: walk around Regent's Park, take a stroll through Primrose Hill, then steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the London road trip planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to London is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in June, London is a bit warmer at night with lows of 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Banbury.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Banbury — 3 nights

Banbury is a market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England, 64mi northwest of London, 38mi southeast of Birmingham, 27mi south of Coventry and 21mi north-by-northwest of the county town of Oxford. Explore hidden gems such as Cotswolds Distillery and Broadway Tower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Banbury: All Saints Church (in Evesham), Hawkstone Brewery (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury). There's still lots to do: trek along Cotswold Way, admire the natural beauty at Bourton House Garden, appreciate the history behind Fine Lady Statue, and stroll through Walk to Broadway Tower.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Banbury vacation builder website.

Drive from London to Banbury in 2 hours. You'll set off for Princes Risborough on the 7th (Wed).
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Princes Risborough — 15 nights

Princes Risborough is an affluent small town in Buckinghamshire, England, about 9 miles south of Aylesbury and 8 miles north west of High Wycombe. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Waterperry Gardens and The Oxford Belfry Spa. Change things up with these side-trips from Princes Risborough: Rycote Chapel (in Thame), Stadhampton (Crazy Bear Farm Shop & Newington Nurseries) and Watlington Hill (in Watlington). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Horse Trust, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary The Virgin Church, hike along Chiltern Walks, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aston Rowant Discovery Trail.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Princes Risborough vacation site.

Traveling by car from Banbury to Princes Risborough takes an hour. In June, daily temperatures in Princes Risborough can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You will leave for Banbury on the 22nd (Thu).
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Banbury — 4 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and Briery Hill Llamas. Change things up with these side-trips from Banbury: Bourton-on-the-Water (Windrush & Hawkstone Brewery), Uley Long Barrow (in Dursley) and Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square (in Stow-on-the-Wold). Enjoy Banbury some more: admire the striking features of Chavenage House, learn about winemaking at Woodchester Valley Vineyard, see the interesting displays at Banbury Museum & Gallery, and stroll around Easington Park.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Banbury online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Princes Risborough to Banbury takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chester.
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Chester — 4 nights

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Battlefield Falconry Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Chester: David Austin Roses (in Wolverhampton), Wollerton Old Hall Garden (in Wollerton) and Shropshire Falconry Ltd (in Shrewsbury). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, admire the natural beauty at Ness Botanic Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Castell Dinas Bran, and identify plant and animal life at Chester Cathedral Falconry and Nature Gardens.

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Traveling by car from Banbury to Chester takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Holyhead.
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Holyhead — 8 nights

Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Discover out-of-the-way places like South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve and Climbing Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Holyhead side-trips: Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum (in Caernarfon), Penmon Point (in Penmon) and Beaumaris (Beaumaris Lifeboat Station, Beaumaris Artisan Market, &more). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, snap pictures at Celtic Gateway Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Valley Wetlands RSPB, and bet on your favorite at Anglesey Circuit - Trac Mon.

For maps and other tourist information, read Holyhead itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chester to Holyhead in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In June, daytime highs in Holyhead are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Manchester.
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Manchester — 13 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Science and Industry Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Castleton (Peak Cavern & Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill), Mam Tor (in Hope) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, sample the fine beverages at The City of Manchester Distillery, ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and see the interesting displays at National Football Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Holyhead to Manchester takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Harrogate.
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Harrogate — 3 nights

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Centre for Birds of Prey and Nidderdale Llamas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Harrogate: York (Breezy Knees Gardens, York Shambles, &more) and The Coldstones Cut (in Pateley Bridge). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ripley Castle and Gardens, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, take in the exciting artwork at Mercer Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Harrogate journey website.

You can drive from Manchester to Harrogate in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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Anglesey travel guide

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Gardens · Castles · Wildlife Areas