17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route maker

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Fly
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St. Andrews
— 4 nights
Drive
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Carnoustie
— 4 nights
Drive
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Portrush
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turnberry
— 3 nights
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St. Andrews

— 4 nights
Change things up with a short trip to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines in Errol (about 48 minutes away).

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Melbourne, Australia to St. Andrews is an approximately 30-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to St. Andrews due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in St. Andrews: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Carnoustie.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Carnoustie

— 4 nights
Carnoustie is a town and former police burgh in the council area of Angus, Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Carnoustie: Glamis Castle (in Glamis), St Cyrus Beach (in St Cyrus) and Bon Scott Statue (in Kirriemuir). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Barry Mill, play a few rounds at Panmure Golf Club, learn about all things military at Montrose Air Station Heritage Centre, and stroll through Balmashanner Hill.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Carnoustie trip itinerary builder.

Getting from St. Andrews to Carnoustie by car takes about an hour. In May in Carnoustie, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Portrush.

Things to do in Carnoustie

Outdoors · Golf · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Portrush

— 4 nights
Portrush is a small seaside resort town in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, on the County Londonderry border. Get out of town with these interesting Portrush side-trips: The Puffin Gallery (in Ballycastle) and Derry (Peace bridge, City Walls, &more). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Dunluce Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Dunseverick Castle, and don't miss a visit to Giant's Causeway.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Portrush attractions planning app.

You can drive from Carnoustie to Portrush in 7 hours. Traveling from Carnoustie in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Portrush, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Turnberry.

Things to do in Portrush

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Turnberry

— 3 nights
On the 14th (Fri), visit a coastal fixture at Turnberry Lighthouse, explore the historical opulence of Culzean Castle, and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at A D Rattray Whisky Shop. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Crossraguel Abbey, then play a few rounds at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland, and then head outdoors with Turnberry Adventures.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Turnberry trip maker tool.

Drive from Portrush to Turnberry in 4 hours. Traveling from Portrush in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Turnberry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turnberry

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Golf · Shopping

Side Trips

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.