23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Weymouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Bath
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Inverness
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Tate Modern, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the London route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Johannesburg to London, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Johannesburg in June since evenings lows in London dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

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

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. HMS Warrior 1860 and Osborne House will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at The Mary Rose Museum and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and The Lanes (in Brighton). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding of the past and present with Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. June in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Osborne House, The Lanes, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hengistbury Head Beach, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

3
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Do some cultural sightseeing at Portland Bill Lighthouse and The Tank Museum. Visit Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weymouth: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World and don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Weymouth day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Weymouth in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wareham, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove, Bournemouth Beach, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

3
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tintagel Castle and St. Michael's Mount. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Porthminster Beach and National Lobster Hatchery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Ives: Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our St Ives route builder tool .

Getting from Weymouth to St Ives by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in St Ives are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Fistral Beach Bar, Perranporth Beach, National Lobster Hatchery, Tintagel Castle
Highlights from your plan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 25th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and finally explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath vacation planner .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Castle Combe Village, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longleat ©
Longleat
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 27th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Fort George, then view the masterpieces at Scottish Flair Art Gallery, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Inverness journey planner.

Fly from Bath to Inverness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly Priory, Rosemarkie Beach, Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Urquhart Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
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. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Eilean Donan Castle and Cille Choirill Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and All The Goodness (in Ardelve). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

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You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Camusdarach Beach, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Cille Choirill Church, Glen Etive
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, explore the galleries of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh day trip planning app .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

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

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