18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28 h
1
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Train:  4 h 30 min
4
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
St. Helier, Jersey
— 3 nights
Fly:  25 h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfiddich Distillery. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Inchmore Gallery and Carrbridge Artists Studio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). Next up on the itinerary: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns, step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness route planner.

Sydney, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Sydney to Inverness, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Inverness at 13°C and lows at 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Aviemore, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Buchanan Street and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Doune Castle (in Doune), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close and get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House.

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You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Stirling, Glasgow, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Visit Conwy Castle and Harlech Castle for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) and National Slate Museum. Explore Caernarfon's surroundings by going to Holyhead (South Stack Lighthouse & South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve), Yr Ysgwrn (in Llan Ffestiniog) and St Tanwg's Church (in Llandanwg). There's more to do: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle and don't miss a visit to Beaumaris Castle.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Caernarfon travel planning site .

Drive from Edinburgh to Caernarfon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Holyhead, Conwy Castle, Yr Ysgwrn, National Slate Museum, Harlech Castle
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech 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.
The British Museum and Buckingham Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Natural History Museum and National Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Caernarfon to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in London

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

3
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery, step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then get engrossed in the history at Jersey Museum & Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the St. Helier online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from London to St. Helier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in St. Helier can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Mont Orgueil Castle
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)

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