32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + bus:  26​h
1
Belfast
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Conwy
— 5 nights
train:  3​h
6
London
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Melbourne

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Titanic Belfast.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Belfast sightseeing planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Belfast is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Belfast. In August, Belfast is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Titanic Belfast ©
Titanic Belfast

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Corrimony Chambered Cairn will appeal to history buffs. Eilean Donan Castle and Highland Folk Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dornoch (Royal Dornoch Golf Club & Dornoch Cathedral), Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus) and Drumnadrochit (Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition & St Ninians Church). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fort George, stroll through Rosemarkie Beach, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and enjoy the sand and surf at Loch Morlich.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planning tool .

Getting from Belfast to Inverness by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or drive. Traveling from Belfast in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Inverness, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dornoch, Highland Folk Museum, Loch Morlich, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Old Town and National Museum of Scotland are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Errol to see Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at Blackness Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines, Blackness Castle, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chatsworth House and Durham Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Kendal (Levens Hall, Quaker Tapestry, & more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at York Minster, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, and admire the striking features of York Shambles.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the York road trip planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August in York, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Conwy.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Kendal, Durham Cathedral, Chatsworth House, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre
Highlights from your plan
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre ©
Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

5
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Nant Gwrtheyrn and Caernarfon Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Plas Mawr and Conwy Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Conwy side-trips: Criccieth Castle (in Criccieth), Rhuddlan Castle (in Rhuddlan) and Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Harlech Beach, don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, and get engrossed in the history at Yr Ysgwrn.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Conwy trip builder .

Getting from York to Conwy by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Harlech, Nant Gwrtheyrn, The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, Caernarfon Castle, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Lloyd George Museum ©
Lloyd George Museum

6
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.
You'll explore and learn at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take a stroll through Hampstead, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and examine the collection at Exhibitionism - The Rolling Stones Exhibition.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London tour site .

Getting from Conwy to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Conwy in August: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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