33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Durban
+2
Fly + bus + train:  16​h 45​min
1
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Bournemouth
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
St. Davids
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Conwy
— 4 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  10​h
6
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
9
York
— 5 nights
+2
train + subway + Fly:  17​h
End: Durban

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. Beachy Head and Chichester Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Gustamps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu), Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Oxford (Christ Church Cathedral & Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum, contemplate the long history of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, and wander the streets of The Lanes.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth tour planner.

Durban, South Africa to Portsmouth is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Durban to Portsmouth. Traveling from Durban in April, expect Portsmouth to be cooler, temps between 15°C and 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Oxford, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Blenheim Palace, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

4
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Discover out-of-the-way places like Hengistbury Head Beach and Weymouth Beach. Step out of the city life by going to The Donkey Sanctuary and Longleat. Get out of town with these interesting Bournemouth side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), The Cobb (in Lyme Regis) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach and examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Bournemouth trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Portsmouth to Bournemouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to take a bus to Swanage.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Brunel's SS Great Britain, The Donkey Sanctuary, Weymouth Beach, The Cobb, Longleat
Highlights from your plan
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Corfe Castle Town Trust Museum, then identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Durlston Country Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Swanage trip itinerary site .

Traveling by bus from Bournemouth to Swanage takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to St. Davids.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Lulworth Cove ©
Lulworth Cove
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve ©
StudlandBeachandNatureReserve
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park

2
nights
St. Davids

St. Davids ©
St.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Davids Cathedral, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then tee off at Newport Pembs Golf Resort. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitesands Bay, explore the activities along St Bride's Bay, then shop like a local with The Boathouse Gallery, and finally explore the ancient world of Gors Fawr Stone Circle.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our St. Davids trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Swanage to St. Davids takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in St. Davids

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Newport Pembs Golf Resort, St Bride's Bay, The Boathouse Gallery, Gors Fawr Stone Circle
Highlights from your plan
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Whitesands Bay ©
Whitesands Bay

4
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Do some cultural sightseeing at Conwy Castle and Conwy Town Walls. Take a break from the city and head to Zipline and Barmouth Beach. Explore Conwy's surroundings by going to Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris), National Slate Museum (in Llanberis) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, and explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Conwy road trip planner.

Drive from St. Davids to Conwy in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Conwy, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Snowdon, Caernarfon Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Harlech Castle, Barmouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach

1
night
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and then admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Fairy Glen, take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Isle of Skye vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and bus from Conwy to Isle of Skye takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

4
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. Get outdoors at Steall Waterfall and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Highland Folk Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Oban (Oban Distillery & McCaig's Tower). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, pause for some photo ops at Commando Monument, and contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oban, Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Commando Monument
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Bamburgh Castle. Get some cultural insight at Cragside House and Gardens and Stirling Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and shop like a local with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planning site .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Stirling Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like RSPB Bempton Cliffs and Filey Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and York Castle Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitby Abbey (in Whitby), Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, and explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby, Lincoln, York Bird of Prey Centre, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

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