23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Halifax
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
9
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Halifax

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Natural History Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Big Ben, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in nature's colorful creations at Buckingham Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London travel route app .

Halifax, Canada to London is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 4 hours. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Mont Orgueil Castle and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jersey Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, then enjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the St. Helier itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from London to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Bath.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle

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 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, then look for all kinds of wild species at Longleat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village, and then examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath tour website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from St. Helier to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Longleat ©
Longleat
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, head outdoors with Adventures with Bob, and then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Cae'r Gors, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Caernarfon road trip website .

Drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

1
night
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, then steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, then explore the ancient world of Skara Brae, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Viking Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, then steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, and finally take an in-depth tour of Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stromness trip website .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Caernarfon to Stromness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Caernarfon in May, expect Stromness to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Nightlife Museums

Side Trips

Stenness, Birsay, Orkneyinga Saga Centre, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 16th (Thu), explore the activities along River Ness, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old High Church, Inverness, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the water at your own pace with Caley Cruises, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, and then step into the grandiose world of Fort George.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inverness, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Stromness to Inverness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Transportation

Side Trips

Nigg Old Church, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Fort George
Fort George

3
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.
Dunscaith Castle and Trumpan Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Dun Beag Broch and St. Columba's Isle for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), head outdoors with Skye Adventure, tour the water at your own pace with Seaflower Skye, and don't miss a visit to Neist Point.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye travel planner .

Getting from Inverness to Isle of Skye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get some cultural insight at Lindisfarne Priory and Cragside House and Gardens. Visit Bamburgh Castle and The Alnwick Garden for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh), Lindisfarne Castle (in Holy Island) and Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle and pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of Saint Peter.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alnwick holiday planner.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Alnwick in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Alnwick sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Holy Island, Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, Cragside House and Gardens, The Parish Church of Saint Peter
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
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.
Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. When in Edinburgh, make a side trip to see Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin, approximately 30 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip website .

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

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