17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
+2
Fly + bus + train:  18​h 15​min
1
Portsmouth
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Newquay
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
8
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo

1
day
Portsmouth

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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860, then examine the collection at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, and finally examine the collection at HMS Victory.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth online trip planner .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Portsmouth is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sao Paulo to Portsmouth is 3 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in August, expect nights in Portsmouth to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

2
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. On the 2nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and then stroll through Bournemouth Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, and then see the interesting displays at The Tank Museum.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Weymouth online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Lulworth Cove, Bournemouth Beach, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

2
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, then admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and then step into the grandiose world of Tintagel Castle. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lanhydrock House and Garden, stroll through St. Michael's Mount, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Perranporth Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Newquay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

St. Michael's Mount, Perranporth Beach, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Tintagel Castle, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Highlights from your plan
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get great views at Calton Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, then step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, then examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip app .

Getting from Newquay to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

2
nights
Fort William

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. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, and finally identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, trek along Glencoe Lochan, then take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters, and finally identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Fort William road trip app .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glencoe Village, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 10th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, then step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, examine the collection at Grace Darling Museum, then explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alnwick online road trip planner .

Getting from Fort William to Alnwick by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, then steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, and finally enjoy the sea views from South Stack Lighthouse. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, then see the interesting displays at Yr Ysgwrn, and then take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon.

Before you visit Caernarfon, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Alnwick to Caernarfon by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy Castle, South Stack Lighthouse, Great Orme, Harlech Castle, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the next day, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder tool .

Take a train from Caernarfon to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Caernarfon in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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