30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Inverness
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Weymouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle Viewpoint, and finally explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), steep yourself in history at Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and finally contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness journey planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Inverness is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Mexico City to Inverness. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mexico City in June; daily highs in Inverness reach 19°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Loch Garten Nature Reserve, Highland Folk Museum, Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
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. Explore hidden gems such as Steall Waterfall and Ben Nevis. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Glenfinnan Viaduct and Eilean Donan Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Three Sisters, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Etive, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

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 7th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Lindisfarne Priory.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Alnwick day trip site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Alnwick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Visiting Calton Hill and Dalhousie Castle Falconry will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirkyard, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Bring the kids along to Porthminster Beach and Fistral Beach Bar. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Perranporth Beach and Woolacombe Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan), Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin) and Wheal Coates (in St Agnes). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, and admire the masterpieces at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Newquay trip planner .

You can fly from Edinburgh to Newquay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, Lanhydrock House and Garden, Wheal Coates, Woolacombe Beach, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Highlights from your plan
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach

4
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cockington Court and Corfe Castle. Take a break from the city and head to Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Dorset Waterpark (in Corfe Castle), Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (in Paignton) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at The Tank Museum and identify plant and animal life at Monkey World.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Weymouth trip planner .

Drive from Newquay to Weymouth in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Corfe Castle, Bournemouth Beach, Lulworth Cove, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Highlights from your plan
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 21st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, then admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and finally see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, don't miss a visit to Malmesbury Market Cross, then take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and finally admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip maker site .

You can drive from Weymouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Longleat, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Castle Combe Village, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longleat ©
Longleat
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

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. You'll explore and learn at HMS Warrior 1860 and HMS Victory. The Mary Rose Museum and Beaulieu National Motor Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Paultons Park (in Romsey). There's more to do: explore the galleries of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paultons Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Osborne House
Highlights from your plan
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

5
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. Bring the kids along to Natural History Museum and Coca-Cola London Eye. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Banqueting House, make a trip to Tower of London, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

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

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