22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Kingston
+2
Fly + bus + train:  13​h
1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
York
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
St Austell
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
8
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Kingston

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Stirling and see Stirling Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday planner .

Kingston, Canada to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Traveling from Kingston in July, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, and then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, then look for gifts at Barter Books, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary builder tool .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Alnwick sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Grace Darling Museum ©
Grace Darling Museum
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

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 4th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, then look for gifts at The Shop That Must Not Be Named, then learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of York Minster. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, then examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and finally take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read York travel planner .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Let the collections at Glenfiddich Distillery and Morayvia capture your imagination. Head to Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Picaresque Booksfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from York to Inverness takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Inverness when traveling from York in August, with lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Picaresque Books, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Morayvia
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and finally stroll through Longleat. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, get a taste of the local shopping with Art Couture Painswick Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and finally look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to St Austell.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cirencester, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

3
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. You'll explore and learn at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Falmouth (National Maritime Museum Cornwall & Pendennis Castle), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel). There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read St Austell online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Bath to St Austell in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St Austell

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Falmouth, Tintagel Castle, Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum, Lanhydrock House and Garden, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Tank Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Beaulieu National Motor Museum and Osborne House. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum and contemplate the long history of HMS Warrior 1860.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Portsmouth day trip planning tool .

Getting from St Austell to Portsmouth by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get some cultural insight at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. Change things up with a short trip to IWM Duxford in Duxford (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London road trip website .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in London are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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