32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Raleigh
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Oxford
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Weymouth
— 4 nights
train:  4​h
4
Cardiff
— 5 nights
train:  5​h
5
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
train:  6​h
6
York
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Raleigh

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wayland's Smithy and St Mary's C Of E Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sandford Lock and White Horse Hill. Step out of Oxford with an excursion to Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote in Minster Lovell--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga, sample the fine beverages at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, admire the masterpieces at Modern Art Oxford, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary Magdalen Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Oxford travel planning app .

Raleigh, USA to Oxford is an approximately 12-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Raleigh to Oxford, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Raleigh in March, you will find days in Oxford are a bit cooler (50°F), and nights are about the same (34°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trips

White Horse Hill, Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, St Mary's C Of E Church, St James the Great, Dorchester Abbey
Highlights from your plan
The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote ©
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote
White Horse Hill ©
White Horse Hill

4
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. Visit The Close and Jane Austen's House Museum for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Vyne and Mompesson House. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: St Mary's Church (in Old Basing), Boscombe Down Aviation Collection (in Salisbury) and Arundel Cathedral (in Arundel). The adventure continues: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a tour of HMS M.33, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Dockyard Apprentice.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Oxford to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salisbury, Basingstoke, Arundel Cathedral, Jane Austen's House Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Cathedral ©
Portsmouth Cathedral
The Vyne ©
The Vyne
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust) and Portland Castle. Get some cultural insight at Dorset County Museum and Church of St George. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Weymouth: St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and Lulworth Castle & Park (in East Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine by the Sea, hit the slopes at Warmwell Holiday Park Ski Slope, admire the striking features of The Village Blacksmith, and steep yourself in history at St Catherine's Chapel.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Weymouth route planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cardiff.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Lulworth Castle & Park, Portland Castle, Dorset County Museum, Church of St George, Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)
Highlights from your plan
St Catherine's Chapel ©
St Catherine's Chapel
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust) ©
Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust)

5
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Popular historic sites such as Raglan Castle and Goodrich Castle are in your itinerary. Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths and St Laurence's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Caerleon Amphitheatre (in Caerleon), Penderyn Distillery (in Penderyn) and Monnow Bridge and Gate (in Monmouth). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Croft Castle and Parkland, get a sense of history and politics at Pierhead Building, get to know the fascinating history of The Animal Wall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bristol Cathedral.

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You can drive from Weymouth to Cardiff in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Fun & Games Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Yarpole, Newport, Raglan Castle, Monnow Bridge and Gate, Goodrich Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths ©
Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle
Raglan Castle ©
Raglan Castle

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Segontium Roman Fort and Lligwy Burial Chamber. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Presbyterian Church of Wales, Castle Square and Din Lligwy. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Llanbadrig Church (in Cemaes Bay) and St. Michael's Old Church (in Betws-y-Coed). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglwys y Santes Fair, head outdoors with Adventures with Bob, appreciate the history behind Statue of David Lloyd Geroge, and do a tasting at Pant Du Vineyard.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Caernarfon online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cardiff to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 49°F in March, and nighttime lows around 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Moelfre, St Tysilio's Church, St. Michael's Old Church, Llanbadrig Church
Highlights from your plan
St Tysilio's Church ©
St Tysilio's Church
Lligwy Burial Chamber ©
Lligwy Burial Chamber
Segontium Roman Fort ©
Segontium Roman Fort

5
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.
York Cold War Bunker and Rievaulx Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Holy Trinity Church and Spas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Newark Castle (in Newark-on-Trent), St Michael's Church (in Coxwold) and Lincoln Guildhall (in Lincoln). There's still lots to do: take in the history at Never Give Up Newcastle, indulge your thirst for a good beer at York Brewery, steep yourself in history at The Red Tower, and look for gifts at Roly's Fudge Pantry York.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read York road trip site .

You can drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 49°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Rievaulx Abbey, St Michael's Church, Newark Castle, Hodsock Priory, Durham Castle
Highlights from your plan
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church
Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Greyfriars Kirkyard and Gladstone's Land. Step off the beaten path and head to Museum on the Mound and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Holy Island and see The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two, pause for some photo ops at Mercat Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at St Columbas Free Church, and examine the collection at Writers' Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin
Highlights from your plan
Gladstone's Land ©
Gladstone's Land
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

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