32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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Fly
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Belfast
— 3 nights
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Train
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Whitby
— 3 nights
Drive
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Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Fly
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St. Helier, Jersey
— 4 nights
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Belfast

— 3 nights
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 inner history buff will appreciate Mount Stewart and Dunluce Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulster American Folk Park and Hillsborough Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Belfast: Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy), Bushmills Distillery (in Bushmills) and City Walls (in Derry). And it doesn't end there: explore and take pictures at The Dark Hedges, see the interesting displays at SS Nomadic, contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at Ulster Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Belfast is minus 10 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Visiting Portree Harbour and Neist Point will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Fairy Glen and St. Columba's Isle. Step out of Isle of Skye to go to Kyle of Lochalsh and see Eilean Donan Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle and explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belfast to Isle of Skye in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fort William

— 3 nights
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Glen Coe and Steall Waterfall. Get outdoors at Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Venture out of the city with trips to Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Fort William driving holiday website.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Linlithgow Palace and St Andrews Cathedral. Your inner history buff will appreciate Doune Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Buchanan Street). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, get great views at Calton Hill, and shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle. On the 30th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of The Alnwick Garden, then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, and finally explore the historical opulence of Lindisfarne Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Whitby.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Whitby

— 3 nights
Get some cultural insight at Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey. Visiting Filey Beach and Peasholm Park will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Whitby side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish).

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You can drive from Alnwick to Whitby in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon

— 3 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Explore hidden gems such as South Stack Lighthouse and Conwy Town Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and Harlech Castle. Explore Caernarfon's surroundings by going to Conwy Castle (in Conwy) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Caernarfon route planner.

You can drive from Whitby to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 4 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Get in touch with nature at Longleat and Bournemouth Beach. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and admire the striking features of Bath Abbey.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth journey planning app.

Drive from Caernarfon to Portsmouth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

St. Helier, Jersey

— 4 nights
Step off the beaten path and head to Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) and The Little Chapel. Visit Castle Cornet and St Matthew's Church - Glass Church for their historical value.

Start your trip to St. Helier by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Portsmouth to St. Helier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Portsmouth in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in St. Helier, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.