20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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20 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  12​h
1
St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
+3
Fly + train + bus + ferry:  2​h 45​min
2
East Cowes, Isle of Wight
— 3 nights
ferry + Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Cardiff
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Montreal

1
night
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
On the 11th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then browse the exhibits of La Hougue Bie, and then examine the collection at 16 New Street. On the next day, walk around Howard Davis Park, go for a stroll along the water at St Aubin's Harbour, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parish Church of St. Brelade, and finally steep yourself in history at Battery Lothringen.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St. Helier trip itinerary builder website .

Montreal, Canada to St. Helier is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Montreal in April since evenings lows in St. Helier dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to East Cowes.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Brelade, La Hougue Bie
Highlights from your plan
Howard Davis Park ©
Howard Davis Park
La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie
Parish Church of St. Brelade ©
Parish Church of St. Brelade

3
nights
East Cowes, Isle of Wight

East Cowes ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Needles Battery and Godshill Model Village. When in East Cowes, make a side trip to see Shanklin Chine in Shanklin, approximately 30 minutes away.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the East Cowes trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and ferry from St. Helier to East Cowes in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, daily temperatures in East Cowes can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in East Cowes

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Newtown Old Town Hall, Isle of Wight Steam Railway, The Needles Battery, Godshill Model Village
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery

4
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Wells Cathedral and Pembroke Castle. Worcester Cathedral and Goodrich Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Cardiff side-trips: Narberth Castle (in Narberth), Longleat (in Warminster) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Blenheim Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff journey builder site .

Getting from East Cowes to Cardiff by combination of ferry and car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. April in Cardiff sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Narberth Castle, Pembroke Castle, Longleat, Goodrich Castle, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral ©
Worcester Cathedral

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some historical perspective at Cae'r Gors and St Tysilio's Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Penmon Priory and Aberglaslyn Pass. Go for a jaunt from Caernarfon to Penmachno to see Ty Mawr Wybrnant about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Segontium Roman Fort, appreciate the history behind Sir Hugh Owen Statue, make a trip to Statue of David Lloyd Geroge, and do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Caernarfon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

St Tysilio's Church, Ty Mawr Wybrnant, Penmon Priory
Highlights from your plan
Penmon Priory ©
Penmon Priory
Segontium Roman Fort ©
Segontium Roman Fort
Ty Mawr Wybrnant ©
Ty Mawr Wybrnant

2
nights
York

York ©
Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
On the 23rd (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Spurriergate Centre, learn about all things military at The York Army Museum, delve into the mystery of Haunted, 35 Stonegate, take an in-depth tour of Monkbar Gate York, then steep yourself in history at Bootham Bar, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Hospitium. Keep things going the next day: stop by Fudge Kitchen York, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brew York, then take an in-depth tour of The Bar Convent Living Heritage Centre, then experience rural life at Beetle Bank Open Farm, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Le Bydoulre Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the York driving holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
The York Army Museum ©
The York Army Museum
Bootham Bar ©
Bootham Bar
Beetle Bank Open Farm ©
Beetle Bank Open Farm

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 25th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Embleton Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Howick Hall Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church, take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, then walk around Hulne Park, and finally step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick online driving holiday planner .

Getting from York to Alnwick by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, Norham Castle, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greyfriars Kirk and Gladstone's Land. Get some historical perspective at Greyfriars Kirkyard and St. Michael's Parish Church. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Dunblane to see Dunblane Cathedral about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Hopetoun House, take in the pleasant sights at Water of Leith Walkway, examine the collection at Museum on the Mound, and admire the natural beauty at The Meadows.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary website .

Getting from Alnwick to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Michael's Parish Church, Dunblane Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Greyfriars Kirkyard ©
Greyfriars Kirkyard
Dunblane Cathedral ©
Dunblane Cathedral
Greyfriars Kirk ©
Greyfriars Kirk

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