33 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

33 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

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33 days in England, Wales & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  8​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Dover
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Swansea
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Cardiff
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Warwick
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bakewell
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Durham
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
12
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
13
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  45​min
14
Stirling
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Waddesdon Manor are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Change things up with a short trip to The Historic Dockyard Chatham in Chatham (about 56 minutes away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, get engrossed in the history at Apsley House, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and explore the world behind art at Banqueting House.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the London online trip itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Dover.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, Waddesdon Manor
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Dover

Dover ©
Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. On the 27th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Canterbury Roman Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The Powell-Cotton Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle. On the next day, take in the waterfront at Deal Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at The White Cliffs of Dover, and then kick back and relax at St Margaret-at-Cliffe.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Dover attractions planner.

You can take a train from London to Dover in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Dover

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Canterbury, Deal Pier, The Powell-Cotton Museum
Highlights from your plan
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle
The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): make a trip to Winchester Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall, get engrossed in the history at Tudor House and Garden, then brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally examine the collection at The D-Day Story. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at New Forest National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dover to Portsmouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Winchester, Tudor House and Garden, New Forest National Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Beaulieu National Motor Museum ©
Beaulieu National Motor Museum

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 1st (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at River Avon, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, then admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, then get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, and finally take an in-depth tour of Sally Lunn's Museum. On the next day, take an unorthodox tour of Stonehenge, delve into the distant past at Avebury Stone Circle, then examine the collection at Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey, and finally admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Swansea.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stonehenge, River Avon, Avebury Stone Circle, Fox Talbot Museum at Lacock Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

2
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Oxwich Bay, kick back and relax at Rhossili Bay, and then Head underground at The National Showcaves Centre for Wales. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Limeslade Bay, then contemplate the waterfront views at Caswell Bay, and then cool off at The LC.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Swansea trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Bath to Swansea in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, Rhossili Bay
Highlights from your plan
Oxwich Bay ©
Oxwich Bay
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay

2
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 5th (Tue), let the river carry you with Cardiff International White Water, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, then take in the waterfront at Mermaid Quay, and finally take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Castle Quarter Arcade, explore the galleries of Abergavenny Museum and Castle, then see the interesting displays at Big Pit National Coal Museum, and finally explore the galleries of Craft in the Bay.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip builder app .

Drive from Swansea to Cardiff in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Warwick.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Big Pit National Coal Museum, Abergavenny Museum and Castle
Highlights from your plan
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Cardiff International White Water ©

2
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor, then step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and then examine the collection at Black Country Living Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Kenilworth Castle, explore the activities along Hatton Locks, then get engrossed in the history at St. John's House Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Warwick trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cardiff to Warwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Black Country Living Museum, Sudeley Castle, Kenilworth Castle, Snowshill Manor
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Black Country Living Museum ©
Black Country Living Museum
Kenilworth Castle ©
Kenilworth Castle

3
nights
Bakewell

Bakewell ©
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Visiting Dovedale and Ladybower Reservoir will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Crich Tramway Village home of the National Tramway Museum and Carsington Water. Explore Bakewell's surroundings by going to Gladstone Pottery Museum (in Longton) and Nottingham (Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, City of Caves, & more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Haddon Hall, take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House, and get engrossed in the history at Eyam Plague Village Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bakewell road trip website .

Getting from Warwick to Bakewell by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Warwick in July since evenings lows in Bakewell dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nottingham, Ashbourne, Eyam Plague Village Museum, Gladstone Pottery Museum, Ladybower Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Haddon Hall ©
Haddon Hall
Dovedale ©
Dovedale
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home, get a taste of the local shopping with Sudley House, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at World Museum, and finally take in the waterfront at Pier Head. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along River Dee, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and then see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool travel website .

Traveling by car from Bakewell to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Keswick.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

River Dee
Highlights from your plan
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
World Museum ©
World Museum

2
nights
Keswick

Keswick ©
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): stroll through Old Man of Coniston, then see the interesting displays at Lakeland Motor Museum, and then explore the activities along Lake Windermere. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, then explore the activities along Buttermere Lake, and then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Keswick trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Liverpool to Keswick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Keswick

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Buttermere Lake, Lakeland Motor Museum, Old Man of Coniston, Lake Windermere
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

2
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. On the 16th (Sat), take in the waterfront at Hartlepool Quay, then examine the collection at Beamish Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Corbridge Roman Town, then kick back and relax at Long Sands Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Durham Heritage Coast.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durham road trip planning app .

You can drive from Keswick to Durham in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Keswick in July, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Durham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Long Sands Beach, Hartlepool Quay, Beamish Museum, Corbridge Roman Town
Highlights from your plan
Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Fairfax House, examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, then examine the collection at National Railway Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. On the 19th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Thackray Medical Museum and then delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a York trip simple and quick.

You can take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in York can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thackray Medical Museum, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to John Knox House Museum and Museum of Childhood. There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Scottish Parliament, and take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from York in July: highs in Edinburgh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Stirling.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

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Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get all the information you need at The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, then take an in-depth tour of People's Palace and Winter Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): explore the galleries of The Tenement House, then browse the exhibits of Provand's Lordship, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Highlandman's Umbrella.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stirling vacation planning site .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Stirling in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Stirling, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stirling

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glasgow
Highlights from your plan
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Provand's Lordship ©
Provand's Lordship

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