33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Queenstown
Fly:  32​h
1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London
— 8 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Queenstown

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Scotland and Scottish National Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planning app .

Queenstown, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 32-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 12 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Stirling 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

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. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Fort Augustus are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Monument and St. Conan’s Kirk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Old Inverlochy Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip builder website .

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Kilchurn Castle, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, St. Conan’s Kirk, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Urquhart Castle for their historical value. Let the collections at Highland Folk Museum and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fort George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and see the interesting displays at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Inverness road trip planning site .

Getting from Fort William to Inverness by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Highland Folk Museum, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

4
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chatsworth House and York Castle Museum. National Railway Museum and Ashworth Barracks will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Eyam Hall & Craft Centre (in Eyam) and Durham (Durham Castle & Durham Cathedral). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, wander the streets of York Shambles, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, and see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our York route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inverness to York takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Durham, Chatsworth House, Eyam Hall & Craft Centre, Ashworth Barracks Museum
Highlights from your plan
Ashworth Barracks Museum ©
Ashworth Barracks Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. On the 2nd (Tue), stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, then step into the grandiose world of Wray Castle, then see the interesting displays at The World of Beatrix Potter, and finally get great views at Orrest Head. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then explore the world behind art at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and finally steep yourself in history at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ambleside online holiday planner .

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Orrest Head, Lakeland Motor Museum, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop
Highlights from your plan
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©

2
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle, then stroll through National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, browse the exhibits of National Trust Penrhyn Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Conwy tour planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to Conwy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Criccieth Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Beaumaris Castle, National Slate Museum, Caernarfon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Painswick Rococo Garden, then examine the collection at Jet Age Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gloucester Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Gloucester Docks.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Conwy to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Gloucester are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Painswick Rococo Garden
Highlights from your plan
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Winchester Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stonehenge and Wells Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Corinium Museum (in Cirencester), Longleat (in Warminster) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Snowshill Manor and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Corinium Museum, Stonehenge, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

8
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Westminster Abbey and National Gallery. Visit Buckingham Palace and Tower of London for their historical value. Explore London's surroundings by going to Windsor Castle (in Windsor) and Bletchley Park (in Bletchley). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

Take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bletchley Park, The Musical Museum, Windsor Castle
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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