31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Cardiff
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Cardiff
— 1 night
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Bath
— 2 nights
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Oxford
— 2 nights
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Southampton
— 1 night
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Beaulieu
— 1 night
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Bournemouth
— 2 nights
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Yarmouth
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Chichester
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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Sandwich
— 2 nights
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Canterbury
— 1 night
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London
— 3 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
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Llanfairpwllgwyngyll
— 2 nights
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Cardiff

— 1 night

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Castell Coch, then steep yourself in history at Tredegar House, and then stroll around Roath Park.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cardiff trip itinerary tool.

Santiago, Chile to Cardiff is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Chile Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. September in Cardiff sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Bath Abbey, walk around Royal Victoria Park, then see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Prior Park Landscape Gardens (NT), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, then take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Cabot Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Cardiff to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Oxford

— 2 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Christ Church Cathedral, then learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Jephson Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, then gain insight at University of Oxford, then admire the striking features of Bodleian Library, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September in Oxford, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Southampton.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Southampton

— 1 night
Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): race across the water with a speed boat tour and then learn about all things military at Solent Sky Museum.

Make your Southampton itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Oxford to Southampton in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September in Southampton, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Beaulieu.

Things to do in Southampton

Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Beaulieu

— 1 night
Beaulieu is a small village located on the south eastern edge of the New Forest national park in Hampshire, England, and home to both Palace House and the British National Motor Museum.HistoryBeaulieu village has remained largely unspoilt by progress, and is a favourite tourist stop for visitors to the New Forest, and also for birders seeking local specialities like Dartford warbler, European honey buzzard and hobby.Palace House was featured in the 2005 comedy-drama film Mrs. On the 30th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nicholas Church, make a trip to Hatchet Pond, then contemplate the long history of Beaulieu Palace House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Beaulieu trip itinerary planning app.

Beaulieu is just a stone's throw from Southampton. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Beaulieu

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Bournemouth

— 2 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Brownsea Island, then explore the activities along Poole Harbour, and then kick back and relax at Hengistbury Head Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bournemouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Beaulieu to Bournemouth takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yarmouth.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Yarmouth

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Osborne House, meet the residents at Monkey Haven, and then make a trip to St James Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Cowes Maritime Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quarr Abbey, then contemplate the long history of The Needles Battery, and finally head outdoors with Tennyson Down.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Yarmouth road trip app.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Yarmouth takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Yarmouth can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Yarmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 3 nights
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. Explore hidden gems such as The Mary Rose and Spinnaker Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Haven Falconry (in Ryde) and Seaview Wildlife Encounter (in Seaview). Next up on the itinerary: take a tour of HMS Warrior 1860, get engrossed in the history at The D-Day Story, learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and see the interesting displays at HMS Victory.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth route planner.

Traveling by car from Yarmouth to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Chichester.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chichester

— 1 night
Chichester is a cathedral city in West Sussex, in South-East England. Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Weald & Downland Living Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Chichester Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Chichester route planner.

Chichester is very close to Portsmouth. In October, daily temperatures in Chichester can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Chichester

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Brighton and Hove

— 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at Little Jasmine Therapies and Spa, then stop by Gustamps, then wander the streets of The Lanes, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from British Airways i360.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Chichester to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sandwich.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Spas

Sandwich

— 2 nights
Sandwich is a historic town and civil parish on the River Stour in the non-metropolitan district of Dover, within the ceremonial county of Kent, south-east England. On the 10th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, kick back and relax at Viking Bay, and then take in the waterfront activity at Ramsgate Royal Harbour & Marina. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of The Shell Grotto and then appreciate the history behind Battle of Britain Memorial.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sandwich, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Brighton and Hove to Sandwich in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Canterbury.

Things to do in Sandwich

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Canterbury

— 1 night
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 12th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Westgate Gardens, then take in the waterfront at Whitstable Harbour, and finally head outdoors with Treetop Challenge.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Canterbury using our trip planner.

Canterbury is just a short distance from Sandwich. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Canterbury

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

London

— 3 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 Beer Tastings & Tours and Food Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Canterbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

York

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, and then identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, then examine the collection at Yorkshire Air Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our York driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from London to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October in York, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne

— 3 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and World War One Soldier Sculpture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newcastle upon Tyne: Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Victoria Tunnel, admire the sheer force of Jesmond Dene, and wander the streets of The Quayside.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne online holiday planner.

Getting from York to Newcastle upon Tyne by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. October in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

— 2 nights
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll or Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll is a large village and community on the island of Anglesey in Wales, situated on the Menai Strait next to the Britannia Bridge and across the strait from Bangor. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Mawr, learn about all things military at Tacla Taid - Anglesey Transport and Agriculture Museum and cafe, then admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, and finally take in the views from Menai Suspension Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Llanfairpwllgwyngyll trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Llanfairpwllgwyngyll by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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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.

Brockenhurst travel guide

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Gardens · Scenic Walking Areas · Outdoor Activities
Brockenhurst is the largest village by population within the New Forest, Hampshire, England. The nearest city is Southampton some to the North East, while Bournemouth is also nearby, South West. Surrounding towns and villages include Beaulieu, Lymington, Lyndhurst, and Sway.HistoryThe earliest signs of habitation in Brockenhurst date back 4,000 years to the Bronze Age: the area is dotted with burial mounds – called tumuli. Beyond that, few signs remain of other habitation during the next 3,000 years, when the Saxon period was brought to an end by the events of 1066.William the Conqueror created his Nova Foresta traditionally in 1079, a vast hunting area lying south and west of his capital at Winchester; it stretched south to the coast at Barton on Sea and west to what is now Bournemouth. In 1086, the Domesday Book recorded that there were four small Saxon manors in the Brockenhurst area, Mapleham, Hincelveslei, Brochelie and Broceste. Mapleham no longer exists, probably being subsumed within Brookley; the name Hincelveslei has become Hinchelsea which lies to the west of Brockenhurst. The third manor, Brochelie, gives the modern name, Brookley, which was granted a regular weekly market and an annual fair, lasting several days, in the 1347. Brochelie had forest rights to graze sheep on the open forest, but only between Wilverley and what is now Rhinefield Road, this right is usually associated with religious houses and was probably attached to the medieval estate which Christchurch Priory held at Brookley.

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