35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary maker

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London
— 14 nights
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Cambridge
— 4 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Durham
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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London

— 14 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Wallace Collection and Houses of Parliament. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to British Library and The Courtauld Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey), St. George's Chapel (in Windsor) and Weybridge (Brooklands Museum & Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of HMS Belfast, see the interesting displays at The British Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of London.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary maker.

Brisbane, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Brisbane to London. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Brisbane in January, with highs in London at 9°C and lows at 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cambridge.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Cambridge

— 4 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Your inner history buff will appreciate American Air Museum and St. John's College. Museum-lovers will appreciate IWM Duxford and Fitzwilliam Museum. When in Cambridge, make a side trip to see Oliver Cromwell's House in Ely, approximately Ely away. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, steep yourself in history at Jesus College, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, and examine the collection at Sedgwick Museum of Geology.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cambridge itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

York

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore York Castle Museum and Barley Hall. York City Walls and Beverley Minster are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Yorkshire Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, steep yourself in history at Merchant Adventurers' Hall, and admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read York day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Durham

— 3 nights
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Get some cultural insight at Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Durham Heritage Coast and The Angel of the North. Venture out of the city with trips to Richmond (Lucy Pittaway & Green Howards Museum), St Agatha's Church (in Easby) and Egglestone Abbey (in Barnard Castle). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Oriental Museum and appreciate the history behind Marquess of Londonderry's Statue.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Durham day trip app.

Traveling by train from York to Durham takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Durham sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 7 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Rosslyn Chapel. Let the collections at Surgeons' Hall Museums and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Dunblane Cathedral (in Dunblane), The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy) and Allan Park South Church (in Stirling). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and stroll the grounds of Greyfriars Kirk.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip planner.

Take a train from Durham to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Classes

Side Trips

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.