33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Chatham
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Totnes
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Penzance
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Bath
— 2 nights
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St. Davids
— 1 day
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Aberystwyth
— 1 night
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Southport
— 2 nights
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Nottingham
— 1 night
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Colchester
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 1 night
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Aberdeen
— 1 night
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John O'Groats
— 1 night
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Ullapool
— 2 nights
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Plockton
— 1 night
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Glasgow
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Gretna Green
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Whitehaven
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Barrow-in-Furness
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Southport
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Llandudno
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Chatham
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Crawley
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Chatham

— 3 nights
Chatham is one of the Medway towns located within the Medway unitary authority, in North Kent, in South East England.Chatham Dockyard closed in 1984, but major naval buildings remain as the focus for a flourishing tourist industry. When in Chatham, make a side trip to see Ightham Mote in Ightham, approximately Ightham away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Historic Dockyard Chatham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rochester Cathedral, try out the rides at Buckmore Park, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort Amherst.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chatham travel route planner.

London to Chatham is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In March, daytime highs in Chatham are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Totnes.

Things to do in Chatham

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Totnes

— 2 nights
Totnes is a market town and civil parish at the head of the estuary of the River Dart in Devon, England within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Exeter Cathedral, have some family-friendly fun at Virtual Jet Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, and finally identify plant and animal life at South Hams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Dartington Hall Estate and Gardens, admire the natural beauty at Leechwell Gardens, and then have some family-friendly fun at The Playstation Totnes.

Discover how to plan a Totnes trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Chatham to Totnes in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in Totnes

Parks · Wildlife · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Penzance

— 1 night
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Penzance holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Totnes to Penzance takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Fun & Games · Museums · Parks

Bath

— 2 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bath day trip site.

Drive from Penzance to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

St. Davids

— 1 day
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Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Davids Cathedral, take a memorable tour with Tours, then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitesands Bay, and finally go for a walk through Wales Coastal Path.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Davids vacation builder site.

You can drive from Bath to St. Davids in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aberystwyth.

Things to do in St. Davids

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Tours

Aberystwyth

— 1 night
Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Aberystwyth day trip planner.

Drive from St. Davids to Aberystwyth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You will leave for Southport on the 2nd (Thu).

Things to do in Aberystwyth

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Southport

— 2 nights
Southport is a large seaside town in Merseyside, England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the waterfront at Southport Pier, explore the activities along Southport Marine Lake, and then look for gifts at Portland Wine Cellars. Keep things going the next day: browse for treasures at The Royal Arcade, then stroll around King's Gardens, then identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Southport tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Aberystwyth to Southport in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Southport are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nottingham.

Things to do in Southport

Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Nottingham

— 1 night

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): Head underground at City of Caves and then examine the collection at William Booth Birthplace Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Nottingham holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Southport to Nottingham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Nottingham, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Colchester.

Things to do in Nottingham

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Colchester

— 2 nights
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Colchester Castle Museum, and then walk around Castle Park.

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Colchester trip planner.

You can drive from Nottingham to Colchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Colchester

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

York

— 2 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The York Dungeon, Yorkshire Air Museum and Castle Howard. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Statue of Constantine the Great, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, make a trip to Castle Howard, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally contemplate the long history of Treasurer's House.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the York journey maker app.

Traveling by train from Colchester to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in York are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Edinburgh

— 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning site.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Aberdeen

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, then examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally browse for treasures at Silly Bears. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Balmedie Beach and then wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Edinburgh to Aberdeen by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. April in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to John O'Groats.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

John O'Groats

— 1 night
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read John O'Groats trip planner.

Drive from Aberdeen to John O'Groats in 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to Ullapool.

Things to do in John O'Groats

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Ullapool

— 2 nights
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. On the 12th (Sun), admire the natural beauty at Leckmelm Shrubbery & Arboretum, then look for gifts at Lael Crafts Gallery and coffee stop, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Corrieshalloch Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ullapool Hill, contemplate the waterfront views at The Minch, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, then trek along Lael Forest Walks, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Ullapool Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ullapool trip planner.

Traveling by car from John O'Groats to Ullapool takes 3 hours. April in Ullapool sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Plockton.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Plockton

— 1 night
To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Plockton trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Plockton takes 2 hours. In April in Plockton, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Glasgow.

Things to do in Plockton

Parks

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Plockton to Glasgow by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off to Gretna Green.

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Gretna Green

— 1 night
Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. On the 16th (Thu), revel in the low prices at Gretna Gateway Outlet Village and then explore the striking landscape of Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Plan a Gretna Green trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Glasgow to Gretna Green by car takes about 2 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in April, Gretna Green is a bit warmer at night with lows of 7°C. You'll set off for Whitehaven on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Gretna Green

Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Whitehaven

— 1 night
Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. On the 17th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitehaven trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gretna Green to Whitehaven takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Barrow-in-Furness.

Things to do in Whitehaven

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Barrow-in-Furness

— 1 night
Barrow-in-Furness is a town and borough in Cumbria, England. On the 19th (Sun), explore the activities along Lake Windermere, then look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along South Walney Nature Reserve, look for all kinds of wild species at Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve, then get in on the family fun at Cumbria Karting, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Barrow-in-Furness Town Hall.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Barrow-in-Furness trip builder.

You can drive from Whitehaven to Barrow-in-Furness in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Southport.

Things to do in Barrow-in-Furness

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Southport

— 1 night
To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Southport sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Barrow-in-Furness to Southport in 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Tue), you're off to Llandudno.

Things to do in Southport

Nightlife · Parks · Fun & Games · Outdoors

Llandudno

— 2 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some photo ops at The Statue of The White Rabbit, pause for some photo ops at Statue of The White Rabbit, then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, then take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, and finally go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and then identify plant and animal life at Pen-y-Dinas Hillfort.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno trip planner.

You can drive from Southport to Llandudno in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chatham.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Chatham

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): find something for the whole family at Diggerland and then take some stellar pictures from Bluebell Hill Picnic Site.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chatham trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Llandudno to Chatham in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Crawley.

Things to do in Chatham

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Crawley

— 1 night
Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. On the 24th (Fri), have some family-friendly fun at Lazer World.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Crawley trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Chatham to Crawley takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Crawley

Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.