25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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25 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Drive:  45​min
1
Chorley
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Portpatrick
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Oban
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ullapool
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bettyhill
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Elgin
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Pitlochry
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Clapham
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Ellesmere
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Sunderland
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Manchester


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1
night
Chorley

Chorley ©
Chorley is a market town in Lancashire, England, 8.1mi north of Wigan, 10.8mi south west of Blackburn, 11mi north west of Bolton, 12mi south of Preston and 19.5mi north west of Manchester. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Yarrow Valley Country Park, then steep yourself in history at Astley Hall, then contemplate the long history of Rufford Old Hall, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Chorley road trip planning app .

Manchester to Chorley is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portpatrick.

Things to do in Chorley

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, Rufford Old Hall
Highlights from your plan
Rufford Old Hall ©
Rufford Old Hall
Astley Hall ©
Astley Hall

1
night
Portpatrick

Portpatrick ©
Portpatrick, is a village and civil parish in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Logan Botanic Garden, visit a coastal fixture at Mull of Galloway Lighthouse, then enjoy the sea views from Port Logan Lighthouse, and finally don't miss a visit to Dunskey Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): browse for treasures at Smugglers Cove Gift Shop and then delve into the lush surroundings at Kirroughtree - 7stanes.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Portpatrick online trip maker .

You can drive from Chorley to Portpatrick in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Oban.

Things to do in Portpatrick

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mull of Galloway, Kirroughtree - 7stanes
Highlights from your plan
Logan Botanic Garden ©
Logan Botanic Garden
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse ©
Mull of Galloway Lighthouse
Dunskey Castle ©
Dunskey Castle

2
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Parsley the Ambassador Cat, and finally make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

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

Traveling by car from Dumbarton to Oban takes 2 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows 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 Oban

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Inveraray Jail
Highlights from your plan
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

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.
On the 17th (Fri), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour website .

Drive from Oban to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ullapool.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Talisker Distillery ©
Talisker Distillery

1
night
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 18th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill and then identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ullapool vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Ullapool takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Bettyhill.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve ©
Ullapool Hill ©
Ullapool Hill
Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop ©

1
night
Bettyhill

Bettyhill ©
Bettyhill is a village in the parish of Farr, on the north coast of Scotland.Bettyhill lies on the A836 road west of Thurso and from Tongue. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kyle Of Tongue and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Varrich.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Bettyhill road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Bettyhill takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Mon) before leaving for Elgin.

Things to do in Bettyhill

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tongue
Highlights from your plan
Kyle Of Tongue ©
Kyle Of Tongue
Castle Varrich ©
Castle Varrich

1
night
Elgin

Elgin ©
Elgin is a former cathedral city and Royal Burgh in Moray, Scotland. On the 20th (Mon), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glen Moray Distillery and then explore the historical opulence of Duffus Castle.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Elgin trip planner .

Getting from Bettyhill to Elgin by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Elgin can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pitlochry.

Things to do in Elgin

Historic Sites Breweries & Distilleries
Highlights from your plan
Elgin Cathedral ©
Elgin Cathedral
Duffus Castle ©
Duffus Castle
Glen Moray Distillery ©
Glen Moray Distillery

2
nights
Pitlochry

Pitlochry ©
Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. On the 21st (Tue), look for gifts at House of Bruar at Blair Atholl and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Black Spout Wood. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Edradour Distillery, then sample the fine beverages at Blair Athol Distillery, and then admire the natural beauty at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry travel route planning site .

Drive from Elgin to Pitlochry in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Clapham.

Things to do in Pitlochry

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Killiecrankie ©
Killiecrankie
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Edradour Distillery ©
Edradour Distillery

2
nights
Clapham

Clapham ©
On the 24th (Fri), hike along Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, then explore the fascinating underground world of White Scar Cave, then don't miss a visit to Buttertubs Pass, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Malham Cove.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Clapham travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pitlochry to Clapham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daytime highs in Clapham are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Ellesmere.

Things to do in Clapham

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ingleton, Buttertubs Pass, Malham Cove
Highlights from your plan
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail
Malham Cove ©
Malham Cove
White Scar Cave ©
White Scar Cave

7
nights
Ellesmere

Ellesmere ©
Take a break from the city and head to The Mere and Ellesmere Canal. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Mary's Shared Church and Moreton Corbet Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Ellesmere: Weston-under-Redcastle (Hawkstone Park Hotel Golf Course & Hawkstone Park FOLLIES ADVENTURE), Oakgate Nursery & Garden Centre (in Ellerdine) and Market Drayton (Hodnet Hall Gardens, Market Drayton Museum & Resource Centre, & more).

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ellesmere sightseeing planner.

Getting from Clapham to Ellesmere by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ellesmere can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toCaernarfon.

Things to do in Ellesmere

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Market Drayton, Weston-under-Redcastle, Oakgate Nursery & Garden Centre, Moreton Corbet Castle, Whittington Castle
Highlights from your plan
Hodnet Hall Gardens ©
Hodnet Hall Gardens
Moreton Corbet Castle ©
Moreton Corbet Castle
Whittington Castle ©
Whittington Castle

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some historical perspective at Caernarfon Castle and Eglwys y Santes Fair. Get in touch with nature at Beddgelert Forest and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve. The adventure continues: hike along Beddgelert, pause for some photo ops at War Memorial - Cofeb rhyfel, enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre, and do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Caernarfon trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ellesmere to Caernarfon takes 2 hours. In May in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sunderland.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Beddgelert Forest ©
Beddgelert Forest

few
hours
Sunderland

Sunderland
The City of Sunderland is a local government district of Tyne and Wear, in North East England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sunderland trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Pitlochry to Sunderland in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Sunderland can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. You will leave for Ellesmere on the 24th (Fri).

Things to do in Sunderland

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks

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