31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Perth
+2
Fly + subway + train:  22​h 30​min
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Weymouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Perth

2
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York City Walls and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Durham Cathedral and 199 Steps. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Lincoln Castle (in Lincoln). The adventure continues: examine the collection at York Castle Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read York trip itinerary maker app .

Perth, Australia to York is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Perth to York. When traveling from Perth in May, plan for slightly colder days in York, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Lincoln Castle, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Whitby Abbey ©
Whitby Abbey

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get some cultural insight at Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to The Alnwick Garden and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. When in Alnwick, make a side trip to see Lindisfarne Priory in Holy Island, approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at Grace Darling Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alnwick driving holiday planner .

Take a train from York to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from York in May, expect nights in Alnwick to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Get a sense of the local culture at Calton Hill and National Museum of Scotland. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Stirling to see Stirling Castle about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Alnwick to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Urquhart Castle and Nigg Old Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's still lots to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach, race across the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns.

For ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Inverness trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Embo Beach, Urquhart Castle, Clava Cairns
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Ben Nevis. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, explore the ancient world of Castle Tioram, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church.

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Drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Castle Tioram, Eilean Donan Castle, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands)
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle Crag and Holy Trinity Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Derwentwater and Catbells Lakeland Walk. Change things up with a short trip to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, take some stellar pictures from Walla Crag, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Old Man of Coniston.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Grasmere trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Alpacaly Ever After, Old Man of Coniston, Helvellyn
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After

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 (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey, browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, then admire the natural beauty at Longleat, and then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Bath itinerary maker .

You can drive from Grasmere to Bath in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells, Longleat, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens

2
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. On the 23rd (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, don't miss a visit to Portland Bill Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Weymouth sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bath to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Monkey World, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

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. Get outdoors at Bournemouth Beach and Hengistbury Head Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Osborne House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Portsmouth: Beachy Head (in Eastbourne) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth holiday planner.

You can drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Osborne House, Chichester Cathedral, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The British Museum and Tower of London. Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Big Ben, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London online driving holiday planner .

Take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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