38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Belfast
— 3 nights
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
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Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Train
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Train
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York
— 5 nights
Drive
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Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Fly
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St. Helier, Jersey
— 1 night
Fly
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bristol
— 5 nights
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Belfast

— 3 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ulster Folk Museum and Ulster American Folk Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Stewart and Hillsborough Fort. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Dunluce Castle (in Portrush), The Dark Hedges (in Ballymoney) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Parliament Buildings, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holywood Priory Church, get to know the fascinating history of City Walls, and explore the historical opulence of Dunseverick Castle.

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Sao Paulo, Brazil to Belfast is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Sao Paulo to Belfast, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in May; daily highs in Belfast reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Isle of Skye

— 1 night
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Columba's Isle, don't miss a visit to Neist Point, then step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Belfast to Isle of Skye takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get outdoors at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Highland Folk Museum and Fort Augustus Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy), Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

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Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dean Village and Doune Castle. You'll explore and learn at Discovery Point and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Glamis Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, walk around Holyrood Park, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, then delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, and then stop by Barter Books. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally contemplate the long history of Cragside House and Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alnwick itinerary builder website.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

York

— 5 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.
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum and York Castle Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Treasurer's House and Fountains Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Whitby (Church of Saint Mary, Whitby & Whitby Abbey), Lincoln (Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral, &more) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, have some family-friendly fun at The York Dungeon, and see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our York trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Alnwick to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Caernarfon

— 3 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Museum-lovers will get to explore Conwy Castle and National Slate Museum. Explore hidden gems such as South Stack Lighthouse and Conwy Town Walls. Explore Caernarfon's surroundings by going to Great Orme (in Llandudno) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle.

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Drive from York to Caernarfon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In May in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to St. Helier.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Helier, Jersey

— 1 night
On the 3rd (Wed), visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, then delve into the distant past at La Pouqelaye de Faldouet Dolmen, and finally contemplate the long history of Mont Orgueil Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Samares Manor, then step into the grandiose world of Elizabeth Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Jersey Museum & Art Gallery.

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Getting from Caernarfon to St. Helier by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to fly to Portsmouth.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 5 nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Carisbrooke Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Tank Museum and HMS Victory. Venture out of the city with trips to Osborne House (in East Cowes), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). There's lots more to do: tour the old-fashioned way with Isle of Wight Steam Railway, take in the dramatic natural features at Beachy Head, examine the collection at The Mary Rose, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Beaulieu National Motor Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Portsmouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bristol

— 5 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nothe Fort and Cardiff Castle. Get in touch with nature at Longleat and Weymouth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Bristol side-trips: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff) and Bath Abbey (in Bath). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Modern Art Oxford, steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, and see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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You can drive from Portsmouth to Bristol in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. You'll set off for home on the 14th (Sun).

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.