29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  27​h
1
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
St. Helier, Jersey
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5​h 15​min
3
St Austell
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
4
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
York
— 5 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
+2
Train + Bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Brisbane

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Get some historical perspective at Winchester Cathedral and Blenheim Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wells Cathedral and Corfe Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Wight Karting (in Ryde), Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and stroll through Bournemouth Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Portsmouth route planning tool .

Brisbane, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to Portsmouth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in May: high temperatures in Portsmouth hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Osborne House, Wight Karting, Bournemouth Beach, Bath Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

3
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Get some cultural insight at Elizabeth Castle and Jersey Museum & Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Orgueil Castle and Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere).

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our St. Helier route site .

Getting from Portsmouth to St. Helier by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to St Austell.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery ©
Jersey Museum & Art Gallery

5
nights
St Austell

St Austell ©
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. Visit Tintagel Castle and Greenway House for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Lanhydrock House and Garden and Pendennis Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Austell: Trebah Garden (in Falmouth), The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (in Boscastle) and Coleton Fishacre (in Dartmouth). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, admire the natural beauty at St. Michael's Mount, contemplate the long history of The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and browse the exhibits of Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Do a combination of flight and train from St. Helier to St Austell in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Falmouth, Dartmouth, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, Woolacombe Beach, Polmassick vineyard
Highlights from your plan

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Visit Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Beaumaris Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Llandudno (Great Orme & Llandudno Promenade), Smallest House in Britain (in Conwy) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). It doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Caernarfon road trip planning site .

You can drive from St Austell to Caernarfon in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Harlech Castle, South Stack Lighthouse, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle
Smallest House in Britain ©
Smallest House in Britain

5
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.
Fountains Abbey and 199 Steps are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Steep Hill and Hairy Bobs Cave will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Durham Cathedral (in Durham), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and The Leech House (in Bedale). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Lincoln Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Lincoln Castle, delve into the distant past at Walls of Chester, and examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby, The Leech House, Fountains Abbey, Walls of Chester
Highlights from your plan
199 Steps ©
199 Steps
Hairy Bobs Cave ©
Hairy Bobs Cave
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, and then browse the exhibits of Etal Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alnwick trip planning website .

Getting from York to Alnwick by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from York in May: highs in Alnwick hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Etal Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
Highlights from your plan
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Etal Castle ©
Etal Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rosslyn Chapel and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Culzean Castle and Calton Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Holy Trinity Episcopal Churchyard (in Pitlochry) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's still lots to do: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Pitlochry, Culzean Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

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