35 days in Wales & England Itinerary

35 days in Wales & England Itinerary

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35 days in Wales & England Itinerary

Start: Perth
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Harlech
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Conwy
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Durham
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
4
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Warwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Gloucester
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Perth


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4
nights
Harlech

Harlech ©
Harlech is a town and seaside resort in Gwynedd, within the historic boundaries of Merionethshire in northwest Wales. Museum-lovers will appreciate Byd Mary Jones World and Lloyd George Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portmeirion Village and Cefn Caer, Owain Glyndwr's Mediaeval Hall House. Explore Harlech's surroundings by going to Fairbourne Beach (in Fairbourne) and Mwnt Beach (in Cardigan). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Morfa Bychan Beach, explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, snap pictures at Barmouth Bridge, and kick back and relax at Barmouth Beach.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Harlech vacation planner.

Perth, Australia to Harlech is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Perth in January, with highs in Harlech at 9°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Conwy.

Things to do in Harlech

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Barmouth, Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands, Portmeirion Village, Byd Mary Jones World, Mwnt Beach
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Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

5
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cae'r Gors and Beaumaris Castle. Appreciate the collections at Conwy Castle and National Slate Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Conwy: Blue Bell Inn Halkyn (in Halkyn), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Mold Golf Club (in Pantymwyn). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido Beach, steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, stroll through Pensarn Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Conwy itinerary planner.

Drive from Harlech to Conwy in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Durham.

Things to do in Conwy

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Prestatyn, Caernarfon, Beaumaris Castle, Deganwy Beach, Blue Bell Inn Halkyn
Highlights from your plan
Llanfairfechan Beach ©
Llanfairfechan Beach
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

3
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham Heritage Coast and St Nicholas C of E Church will appeal to history buffs. Stainmore Railway Company and Beamish Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Durham with an excursion to High Cup Wines in Appleby-in-Westmorland--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durham Cathedral and explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Durham trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Conwy to Durham by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Conwy in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Durham. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Beamish Museum, Stainmore Railway Company, High Cup Wines
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Stainmore Railway Company ©
Stainmore Railway Company

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.
Let the collections at National Railway Museum and York's Chocolate Story capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Shambles and York Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral & Lincoln Castle). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of York Minster, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, and contemplate the long history of St. Crux Parish Hall.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the York itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Durham to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in York can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Warwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Lincoln
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York Minster ©
York Minster
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

4
nights
Warwick

Warwick ©
Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Warwick Castle and Guy's Cliffe House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Charlecote Mill and St Peter's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Warwick side-trips: Blists Hill Victorian Town (in Ironbridge), Royal Air Force Museum Cosford (in Shifnal) and Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton). There's still lots to do: try your luck at Warwick Racecourse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Blenheim Palace, steep yourself in history at Old Court House, and gain insight at St. John's House Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Warwick trip planner.

You can drive from York to Warwick in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Warwick are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Warwick

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, The Gallery at The Guild, Blenheim Palace, Royal Air Force (RAF) Museum Cosford, St Peter's Church
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Blists Hill Victorian Town ©
Blists Hill Victorian Town

4
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Stonehenge and Cheltenham Town Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. St Mary de Crypt Church and Salisbury Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gloucester: Cotswold Edge Golf Club (in Wotton-under-Edge) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Montpellier District, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Marys Painswick, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Battledown Brewery, and tee off at Lilley Brook Golf Club.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Warwick to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Cotswold Edge Golf Club, Hailes Church, Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

7
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Shakespeare's Globe and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms, and explore the galleries of The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our London online itinerary creator.

You can take a train from Gloucester to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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