26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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26 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
2
Brighton
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 5 nights
+3
ferry + train + subway + train:  6​h 15​min
4
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
6
Bolton
— 1 night
train:  15​min
7
Manchester
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
You've added Menier Chocolate Factory, Chinatown, Westminster, and other attractions to your itinerary. Head to Broadway Market and Neals Yard Dairy - Borough Market Shopfor some retail therapy. Shakespeare's Globe and Soho are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Greenwich, get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can take a train to Brighton.

Things to do in London

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Chinatown ©
Chinatown
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

3
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
You've now added Sea Life Brighton to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): meet the residents at Sea Life Brighton, then wander the streets of The Lanes, and then wander the streets of North Laine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach and then take a leisurely stroll along Brighton Palace Pier.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Brighton vacation builder.

You can take a train from London to Brighton in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Spinnaker Tower
Highlights from your plan
Sea Life Brighton ©
Sea Life Brighton
The Lanes ©
The Lanes
North Laine ©
North Laine

5
nights
Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor ©
Kids will enjoy Appley Beach and Godshill Model Village. Go for a jaunt from Ventnor to East Cowes to see Osborne House about 38 minutes away.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ventnor custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train, ferry, and bus from Brighton to Ventnor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. January in Ventnor sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sandown, Ryde, Carisbrooke Castle, Godshill Model Village, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
Appley Beach ©
Appley Beach
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm

2
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.
York Maze has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get in on the family fun at York Maze. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of York Shambles, then stop by Hebden Tea Company, and then have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our York travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of train and ferry from Ventnor to York takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Theme Parks Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
York Maze ©
York Maze
York Shambles ©
York Shambles
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Old Town and Edinburgh Castle. Head to Hobbs at Jenners Edinburgh and Eddie's Seafood Marketfor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat and look for gifts at I.J. Mellis Cheesemonger.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Bolton.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

1
night
Bolton

Bolton ©
Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. On the 13th (Sun), relax in the rural setting at Smithills Open Farm and then find something for the whole family at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bolton vacation trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Bolton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Bolton

Theme Parks

Side Trip

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester
Highlights from your plan
Smithills Open Farm ©
Smithills Open Farm

5
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gulliver's Kingdom as well as Alton Towers. Head to Broughton Shopping Park and Cheshire Oaks Designer Outletfor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Manchester with a short trip to Chatsworth House in Bakewell, about 1h 05 min away. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at intu Trafford Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip generator.

Manchester is just a stone's throw from Bolton. In January, daytime highs in Manchester are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Theme Parks Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Broughton Shopping Park, Alton Towers, intu Trafford Centre, Chatsworth House, Gulliver's Kingdom
Highlights from your plan
Gulliver's Kingdom ©
Gulliver's Kingdom
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Alton Towers
Alton Towers

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