30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Palembang
Fly + Drive:  25​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
York
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
8
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Palembang

3
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Mary Rose Museum and HMS Warrior 1860. Get a sense of the local culture at Osborne House and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Brighton (Gustamps & Royal Pavilion), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Arundel Castle and Gardens (in Arundel). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral and enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth travel planner .

Palembang, Indonesia to Portsmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Palembang to Portsmouth is minus 7 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Palembang in May; daily highs in Portsmouth reach 18°C and lows reach 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Chichester Cathedral, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Tank Museum and St Fagans National Museum of History. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Longleat. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol) and Cardiff Castle (in Cardiff). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and shop like a local with Gallery and Barrow.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Bath attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cardiff, Bristol, The Tank Museum, Longleat, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, step into the grandiose world of National Trust Penrhyn Castle, and then visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Bath to Caernarfon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

South Stack Lighthouse, Great Orme, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) ©
Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at York Castle Museum and York's Chocolate Story. Step off the beaten path and head to York City Walls and Whitby Abbey. Explore York's surroundings by going to Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Yorkshire Air Museum, get your game on at The York Dungeon, admire the landmark architecture of York Baptist Church, and don't miss a visit to York Shambles.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read York trip builder .

Getting from Caernarfon to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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 28th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle and then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden.

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Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from York, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Alnwick, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Giles' Cathedral and The Scotch Whisky Experience. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, view the masterpieces at The Scottish National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of ScotlandsPeople Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online trip builder .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Highland Folk Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort George and Distillery Tours. Venture out of the city with trips to Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit), Ruthven Barracks (in Newtonmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, get engrossed in the history at Highland Archive Centre, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Drumnadrochit, Cawdor Castle, Eilean Donan Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London online tour planner .

Fly from Inverness to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Inverness in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in London, with highs around 23°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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