18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h
3
St. Brelade, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h 30​min
7
Llandudno
— 3 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  13​h
End: New York City

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, historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from London Eye, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your London trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

New York City, USA to London is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in London: highs are around 68°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a splash at Dorset Waterpark, browse the exhibits of The Tank Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Swanage trip planner .

You can drive from London to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Brelade.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Weymouth Beach, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dorset Adventure Park ©
Dorset Adventure Park
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

1
night
St. Brelade, Jersey

St. Brelade ©
If you're looking for places to see in St.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): stop by Rivoli Jewellers, then stop by Hettich Jewellers, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the St. Brelade trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Swanage to St. Brelade takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In June, daytime highs in St. Brelade are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in St. Brelade

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helier, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
Highlights from your plan
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 28th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, then step into the grandiose world of Lindisfarne Castle, and then head off the coast to Farne Islands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, then look for gifts at Barter Books, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick travel planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from St. Brelade to Alnwick in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In June, daytime highs in Alnwick are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Holy Island, Cragside House and Gardens, Farne Islands
Highlights from your plan
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Farne Islands ©
Farne Islands
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and finally get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and finally explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip builder .

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 48°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, then steep yourself in history at Ring of Brodgar, and then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, get engrossed in the history at Broch of Gurness, then identify plant and animal life at Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, and finally tee off at Stromness Golf Club.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Stromness trip itinerary website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Edinburgh to Stromness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Edinburgh in July, you will find days in Stromness are little chillier (61°F), and nights are about the same (49°F). You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Llandudno.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Saint Magnus Cathedral, Broch of Gurness, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

3
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Orme and Portmeirion Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Llandudno: Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). The adventure continues: trek along Promenade, explore the galleries of Conwy Castle, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Llandudno trip app .

Getting from Stromness to Llandudno by combination of bus, flight, and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Stromness in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 55°F in Llandudno. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village, National Slate Museum
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

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