26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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London
— 3 nights
Train
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Durness
— 3 nights
Drive
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bath
— 2 nights
Drive
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth
— 2 nights
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London

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery and Tate Modern. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London driving holiday app.

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get much colder in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of York City Walls, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and finally take a stroll through York Shambles. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael le Belfrey, and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

Before you visit York, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and St Giles' Cathedral. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Stirling and see Stirling Castle, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Leith Parish Church, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh travel route planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Fort William

— 3 nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct are in your itinerary. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Camusdarach Beach and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands). Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus) and Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Glencoe Lochan and cruise along Morar Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. We've included these beaches for you: Durness Beach and Achmelvich Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Clachtoll Beach Campsite and Oldshoremore Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Bay.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Durness takes 4 hours. April in Durness sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Nigg Old Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Aviemore (Cairngorm Mountain & Nature & Wildlife Tours), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and finally contemplate the long history of Malmesbury Market Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Wells Cathedral, examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, and then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Bath road trip planning website.

You can fly from Inverness to Bath in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your inner history buff will appreciate Lanhydrock House and Garden and The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and St. Michael's Mount. Explore St Ives' surroundings by going to Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Fistral Beach Bar (in Newquay). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Porthminster Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the St Ives day trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in St Ives, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Beaulieu National Motor Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, and then browse the exhibits of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth itinerary builder.

Getting from St Ives to Portsmouth by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.