23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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23 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Llandudno
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Woolacombe
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Newquay
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

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.
Get outdoors at Bearreraig Bay and Quiraing (Hill Walk). You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seaflower Skye and Lealt Falls. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Neist Point, explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and look for gifts at Skye Weavers.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye online holiday builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Isle of Skye is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Vancouver to Isle of Skye due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

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

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Relax by the water at Oldshoremore Beach and Polin Beach. Visiting Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Achmelvich Bay will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Scourie Bay in Scourie (about 38 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Culag Woods, look for all kinds of wild species at Little Assynt Estate, step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, and admire the sheer force of Falls of Kirkaig.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Lochinver trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Skye to Lochinver with the Route module. October in Lochinver sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Falls of Kirkaig
Highlights from your plan
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Shieldaig Falconry. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Red Point Beach and Mellon Udrigle Beach. Step out of Gairloch to go to Beauly and see Glen Strathfarrar, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: choose your vessel at Glendale Self Drive Boat Hire, admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, hike along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, and explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch day trip tool .

You can drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Red Point Beach, Glen Strathfarrar
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach

2
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Take a break from the city and head to Buttermere and Derwentwater. Get out of town with these interesting Portinscale side-trips: Bowfell (in Seascale) and Old Man of Coniston (in Coniston).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Portinscale journey maker .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Portinscale takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daytime highs in Portinscale are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Old Man of Coniston, Buttermere Lake, Bowfell, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

3
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Harlech Beach and Borth y Gest Beach. Visiting Great Orme and Promenade will get you outdoors. Step out of Llandudno with an excursion to Morfa Bychan Beach in Morfa Bychan--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Llanfairfechan Beach, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Llandudno sightseeing tool .

Drive from Portinscale to Llandudno in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Llanfairfechan Beach, Harlech Beach, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Borth y Gest Beach
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach

1
night
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Welcombe Mouth Beach and then kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): relax in the rural setting at Borough Farm Sheepdog and Falconry Displays, then enjoy the sand and surf at Grunta Beach, then stroll through Barricane Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Woolacombe Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Woolacombe road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Woolacombe takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Woolacombe can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Westward Ho Beach, Welcombe Mouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Westward Ho Beach ©
Westward Ho Beach
Barricane Beach ©
Barricane Beach
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get outdoors at Godrevy Beach and National Lobster Hatchery. We've included these beaches for you: Fistral Beach Bar and Perranporth Beach. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion), St Ives (Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden & Porthminster Beach) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in St Austell).

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Newquay trip planning tool .

You can drive from Woolacombe to Newquay in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Perranporth Beach, Godrevy Beach, St. Michael's Mount
Highlights from your plan
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach
Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

1
night
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
On the 28th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Brelade's Bay Beach, enjoy the sea views from Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Jersey Museum and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jersey Zoo.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helier trip site .

Fly from Newquay to St. Helier in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Jersey Zoo
Highlights from your plan
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery ©
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

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