24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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24 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
1
London
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Swindon
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Chester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Westminster, take a stroll through Greenwich, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary builder app .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in London reach 23°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Swindon.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Westminster ©
Westminster
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Greenwich ©
Greenwich

3
nights
Swindon

Swindon ©
Swindon is a large town, in the ceremonial county of Wiltshire, South West England, midway between Bristol, 35mi to the west and Reading, 35mi to the east. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wells Cathedral and Dyrham Park. Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are in your itinerary. Explore Swindon's surroundings by going to Lacock Abbey (in Lacock), The Lady Lena (in Bathampton) and The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon (in Bradford-on-Avon). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, explore the activities along Coate Water Country Park, and steep yourself in history at Avebury Manor.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Swindon trip maker app .

You can take a train from London to Swindon in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swindon

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Bath, Wells, Castle Combe Village, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

3
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Visiting Saunton Beach and Oxwich Bay will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Valley of the Rocks and Caswell Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Tyntesfield (in Wraxall), Abbotsbury (St Catherine's Chapel & Abbotsbury Swannery) and Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to St Nicholas Chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Swindon to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the train to Chester.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Weymouth, Swansea, Tyntesfield, St Nicholas Chapel, Saunton Beach
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Rocks ©
Valley of the Rocks
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Tyntesfield ©
Tyntesfield

2
nights
Chester

Chester ©
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Explore hidden gems such as Zipline and Llangollen Bridge. Get some cultural insight at Conwy Castle and Saint Mary's Church. Explore Chester's surroundings by going to Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints & Conwy Quay), Castell Dinas Bran (in Llangollen) and Llandudno (Home Front Museum, Great Orme, & more).

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Take a train from Cardiff to Chester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Chester

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno, Conwy, Llangollen, Saint Mary's Church
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Church of St Mary & All Saints ©
Church of St Mary & All Saints

2
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, contemplate the long history of Brantwood, and then get interesting insight from Predator Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, explore the historical opulence of Kendal Castle, then choose your vessel at Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Grange-over-Sands tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Chester to Grange-over-Sands takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Kendal, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Lake Windermere, Bowness Bay Marina - Windermere Boat Hire, Brantwood
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): wander the streets of York Shambles, admire the striking features of York Minster, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, and finally step into the grandiose world of Helmsley Castle. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, stop by Monk Bar Chocolatiers of York, then contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, then look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clifford's Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the York travel route builder tool .

You can drive from Grange-over-Sands to York in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Helmsley, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre

5
nights
London

London ©
Visit Ely Cathedral and Tower of London for their historical value. Discover out-of-the-way places like Arundel Castle and Gardens and Battle Abbey and Battlefield. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Brighton (North Laine & Gustamps), Cambridge (King's College Chapel & University of Cambridge) and White Cliffs of Dover (in Dover). Enjoy London some more: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, explore the historical opulence of Bodiam Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and learn about all things military at IWM Duxford.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Cambridge, Arundel Castle and Gardens, The White Cliffs of Dover, IWM Duxford
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

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