31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Woomera
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  35​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
2
Bournemouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Brighton and Hove
— 2 nights
+2
train + subway + train:  3​h 15​min
5
York
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Belfast
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
7
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  36​h
End: Woomera

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 HMS Victory and The Garlic Farm. Do some cultural sightseeing at Oxford University Museum of Natural History and Blenheim Palace. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Osborne House (in East Cowes), Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford) and Isle of Wight Postal Museum (in Newport). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Chichester Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth holiday planner .

Woomera, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 35-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Woomera in December, with highs in Portsmouth at 11°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oxford, Osborne House, The Garlic Farm, Chichester Cathedral, Isle of Wight Postal Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Garlic Farm ©
The Garlic Farm
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory

3
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
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. Step out of the city life by going to Lulworth Cove and Monkey World. Get some cultural insight at The Tank Museum and Corfe Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach, and view the masterpieces at Purbeck Pottery.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth online vacation planner .

Drive from Portsmouth to Bournemouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Bournemouth sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Weymouth Beach, Lulworth Cove, Purbeck Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Wells Cathedral and Brunel's SS Great Britain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pulteney Bridge and Source Food Hall. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Clifton Suspension Bridge (in Bristol), Longleat (in Warminster) and Cardiff (National Museum Cardiff & St Fagans National Museum of History). It doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bath day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bournemouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bristol, Cardiff, Longleat, Wells Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
National Museum Cardiff ©
National Museum Cardiff

2
nights
Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove ©
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 14th (Sat): take a stroll through The Lanes, then look for gifts at Gustamps, then admire the striking features of Royal Pavilion, and finally take a stroll through North Laine. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters, explore the striking landscape at Beachy Head, and then take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Brighton and Hove takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. December in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to York.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eastbourne, Battle Abbey and Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Gustamps ©
Gustamps
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The York Dungeon and Whitby Abbey. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at 199 Steps and York Castle Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Beamish Museum (in Beamish), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story and go for a walk through York City Walls.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the York trip planner .

Traveling by train from Brighton and Hove to York takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in York are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby, Beamish Museum, Chatsworth House, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
The York Dungeon ©
The York Dungeon
199 Steps ©
199 Steps

4
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ulster Museum and Ulster American Folk Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Causeway Coastal Route and City Hall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: City Walls (in Derry), Dunluce Castle (in Portrush) and Dunseverick Castle (in Bushmills). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Belfast driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from York to Belfast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Bushmills, The Dark Hedges, Ulster American Folk Park, City Walls, Dunluce Castle
Highlights from your plan
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, then look for gifts at Wheatear Textiles, then explore the striking landscape at Neist Point, and finally learn more about the world around you at Staffin Fossil Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belfast to Isle of Skye in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and flight. In December, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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. Get a sense of the local culture at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Escape the urban bustle at Cairngorm Mountain and Steall Waterfall. When in Fort William, make a side trip to see All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop in Ardelve, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fort William online trip maker .

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Nature Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Coe, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Cairngorm Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
For shopping fun, head to Buchanan Street or Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Do some cultural sightseeing at Surgeons' Hall Museums and Greyfriars Kirk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, and explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery.

Before you visit Edinburgh, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Glasgow, Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Buchanan Street ©
Buchanan Street

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