31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Toowoomba
Fly:  31​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
8
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
9
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Kendal
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  38​h
End: Toowoomba

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Wallace Collection and Westminster. Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the London trip builder tool .

Toowoomba, Australia to London is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. When traveling from Toowoomba in May, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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 a sense of the local culture at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum. Osborne House and Corfe Castle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu). There's more to do: take an in-depth tour of HMS Warrior 1860 and steep yourself in history at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth day trip site .

Traveling by train from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Osborne House, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Bournemouth Beach, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Your inner history buff will appreciate Castle Combe Village and Stonehenge. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff), The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Fagans National Museum of History, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Brunel's SS Great Britain, The Tank Museum, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Urquhart Castle and Glenfiddich Distillery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Venture out of the city with trips to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, and contemplate the long history of Clava Cairns.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Inverness planning website .

Traveling by flight from Bath to Inverness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Glenfiddich Distillery, Nigg Old Church, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Inveraray Jail and West Highland Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus). There's more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery and make a trip to McCaig's Tower.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Fort William day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Oban, Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, Inveraray Jail, Camusdarach Beach, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail

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 Rosslyn Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Surgeons' Hall Museums and Photography Tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Dean Village, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, make a trip to Craigmillar Castle, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planner .

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Surgeons' Hall Museums ©
Surgeons' Hall Museums

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 22nd (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Norham Castle, learn about all things military at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with The Mick Oxley Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Edinburgh to Alnwick by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Norham Castle, Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh
Highlights from your plan
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Norham Castle ©
Norham Castle

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate York Castle Museum and Kohima Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York City Walls and York's Chocolate Story. When in York, make a side trip to see Selby Abbey in Selby, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Michael le Belfrey.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read York route planner .

You can take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Selby Abbey
Highlights from your plan
York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Segontium Roman Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Rhuddlan Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marble Church. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Gelert's Grave, steep yourself in history at Cae'r Gors, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls, then learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Sir Hugh Owen Statue.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon sightseeing planner .

Getting from York to Caernarfon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kendal.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Marble Church, Conwy Castle, Rhuddlan Castle, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo ©

3
nights
Kendal

Kendal ©
Kendal, anciently known as Kirkby in Kendal or Kirkby Kendal, is a market town and civil parish within the South Lakeland District of Cumbria, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kendal Unitarian Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Kendal Castle, contemplate the long history of Townend, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, then steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Lakeland Climbing Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of Lakeland Life & Industry, then explore the world behind art at Abbot Hall Art Gallery, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Hawkshead Brewery.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kendal travel route builder app .

Getting from Caernarfon to Kendal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kendal

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

St Peter's Church, The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, Townend, Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Highlights from your plan
Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Townend ©
Townend

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