21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
York
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sydney

1
night
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Jersey Zoo, step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the St. Helier attractions planner.

Sydney, Australia to St. Helier is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to St. Helier is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, you will find days in St. Helier are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey Zoo, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Mont Orgueil Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle

3
nights
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. Visiting Monkey World and Bournemouth Beach will get you outdoors. Let the collections at HMS Warrior 1860 and HMS Victory capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to The Lanes (in Brighton), Purbeck Pottery (in Poole) and Room Escape Games (in Southampton). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Osborne House, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Portsmouth holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Portsmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. Traveling from St. Helier in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Portsmouth, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Lanes, Room Escape Games, Bournemouth Beach, Purbeck Pottery, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

2
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Conwy Castle, and finally whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Zip World Fforest, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, then explore the historical opulence of National Trust Penrhyn Castle, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Conwy day trip website .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Conwy in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in Conwy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Beaumaris Castle, National Slate Museum, Caernarfon Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
Highlights from your plan
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) ©
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)

3
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.
The York Dungeon and York City Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey. Explore York's surroundings by going to Filey Beach (in Filey), Peasholm Park (in Scarborough) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and kick back and relax at Sandsend Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the York trip planner .

Drive from Conwy to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Whitby, York Bird of Prey Centre, Peasholm Park, Fountains Abbey, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Highlights from your plan
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Sandsend Beach ©
Sandsend Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Discovery Point and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melrose Abbey and Holyrood Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Doune Castle (in Doune), Linlithgow Palace (in Linlithgow) and Stirling (National Wallace Monument & Stirling Castle). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Andrews Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online visit planner .

Getting from York to Edinburgh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel, St Andrews Cathedral, Melrose Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Melrose Abbey ©
Melrose Abbey

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. On the 15th (Sun), appreciate the views at Glencoe, make a trip to Glenfinnan Viaduct, then don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, then pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and finally see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Fort William travel itinerary planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus Abbey, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, then explore the activities along Portree Harbour, and finally stroll the grounds of St. Columba's Isle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Fairy Glen, then explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, and then admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye visit website .

You can drive from Fort William to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then step into the grandiose world of Fort George, and finally steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Inverness travel planning website .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Inverness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Highland Folk Museum, Loch Ness, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Fort George
Fort George

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