29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner

Make it your trip
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London
— 6 nights
Drive
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St. Bees
— 2 nights
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Ennerdale Bridge
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Alnwick
— 4 nights
Train
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York
— 5 nights
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London

— 6 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Paul's Cathedral and Imperial War Museums. Visit Westminster Abbey and Tower of London for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: IWM Duxford (in Duxford) and Fitzwilliam Museum (in Cambridge). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London online vacation planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to St. Bees.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

St. Bees

— 2 nights
To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the St. Bees trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from London to St. Bees by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ennerdale Bridge.

Things to do in St. Bees

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Ennerdale Bridge

— 1 night
Ennerdale Bridge is a hamlet in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to St James’ Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ennerdale Bridge journey planner.

Getting from St. Bees to Ennerdale Bridge by journey takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Ennerdale Bridge

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Culloden Battlefield and Cawdor Castle. Appreciate the collections at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Brodie Castle (in Forres), Elgin Cathedral (in Elgin) and Plodda Falls (in Tomich). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Fort George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Inverness Castle, and admire the natural beauty at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip planning site.

You can drive from Ennerdale Bridge to Inverness in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like St Giles' Cathedral and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Glamis Castle (in Glamis) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, make a trip to The Royal Mile, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 4 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Explore hidden gems such as Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Appreciate the collections at Grace Darling Museum and Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Berwick upon Tweed (Lady Waterford Hall & Paxton House), Woodhorn Museum (in Ashington) and Jedburgh (Jedburgh Abbey & Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, explore the historical opulence of Chillingham Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Brinkburn Priory, and contemplate the long history of Hexham Abbey.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick trip site.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Alnwick are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

York

— 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to York City Walls and Flamborough Lighthouse. Appreciate the collections at York Castle Museum and Yorkshire Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Church of Saint Mary, Whitby (in Whitby), Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley) and Fountains Abbey (in Ripon). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Beverley Minster, take an in-depth tour of National Railway Museum, examine the collection at The Bowes Museum, and contemplate the long history of Burton Agnes Hall.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our York trip planner.

Take a train from Alnwick to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.