38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + train:  26​h
1
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
York
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
4
Durham
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Buttermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Nairn
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Lochinver
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
11
Cemaes Bay, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
12
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Stonehenge. Get outdoors at The Cotswold Range and Ham Wall Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar) and Somerset Crafts (in Westhay). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Solisbury Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and relax in the rural setting at Bath Soft Cheese.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary planner .

Melbourne, Australia to Bath is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Glastonbury, The Cotswold Range, Cheddar Gorge, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Welcombe Hills and Charlecote Mill. Get in touch with nature at Cotswold Archery and The Knights of Middle England. When in Stratford-upon-Avon, make a side trip to see Cotswold Falconry Centre in Moreton-in-Marsh, approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at S&D Falconry, take a tour by water with Kate Boats, and tee off at Welford-On-Avon Golf Course.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Warwick, Moreton-in-Marsh
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Charlecote Mill ©
Charlecote Mill
Welford-On-Avon Golf Course ©
Welford-On-Avon Golf Course

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, then take an in-depth tour of York Castle Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at York Minster, and finally steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at National Centre for Birds of Prey, and then explore the ancient world of York City Walls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the York travel route planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daytime highs in York are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Durham.

Things to do in York

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

National Centre for Birds of Prey, York Bird of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum

3
nights
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham Heritage Coast and Durham Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Falconry Days and Browns Rowing Boats. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: Riverside Golf Club (in Ravenstonedale) and Walworth Castle Birds of Prey (in Walworth). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hall Hill Farm.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Durham online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from York to Durham in an hour. Another option is to drive. May in Durham sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Buttermere.

Things to do in Durham

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, Falconry Days, Riverside Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle

3
nights
Buttermere

Buttermere ©
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Loughrigg Fell and Viridian Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Castle Crag and St Catherine's Chruch. Step out of Buttermere to go to Coniston and see Old Man of Coniston, which is approximately 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Buttermere, trek along Central Fells, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's in the Vale, and take a peaceful walk through Ennerdale Water.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Buttermere trip planner .

You can drive from Durham to Buttermere in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Buttermere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, St John's in the Vale, Loughrigg Fell, Castle Crag, Ennerdale Water
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Loughrigg Fell ©
Loughrigg Fell

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and make a trip to Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Buttermere to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Maspie Den
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Take a break from the city and head to Camusdarach Beach and Glen Etive. Change things up with these side-trips from Glencoe: Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve (in Strontian) and Silver Sands of Morar (in Morar).

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Glencoe itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glencoe takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Nairn.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Camusdarach Beach, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Morar Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

3
nights
Nairn

Nairn ©
Nairn is a town and former burgh in the Highland council area of Scotland. Escape the urban bustle at Dornoch Beach and Loch Morlich. Venture out of the city with trips to Hollingwells Equestrian (in Edderton), Helmsdale Beach (in Helmsdale) and Embo Beach (in Embo). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Brora Beach and look for all kinds of wild species at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nairn vacation tool .

Getting from Glencoe to Nairn by car takes about 3 hours. May in Nairn sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Nairn

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Brora Beach, Embo Beach, Helmsdale Beach, Dornoch Beach
Highlights from your plan
Dornoch Beach ©
Dornoch Beach
Loch Morlich ©
Loch Morlich
Loch Garten Nature Reserve ©
Loch Garten Nature Reserve

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get in touch with nature at Balnakeil Bay and Oldshoremore Beach. Step out of Durness with an excursion to Polin Beach in Kinlochbervie--about 46 minutes away. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Rispond Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durness trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Nairn to Durness in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kinlochbervie
Highlights from your plan
Balnakeil Bay ©
Balnakeil Bay
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig and then step off the mainland to explore Handa Island Wildlife Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Achmelvich Beach, and then kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Lochinver tour planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to Lochinver takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cemaes Bay.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, Falls of Kirkaig, Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Highlights from your plan
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve ©
Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

2
nights
Cemaes Bay, Anglesey

Cemaes Bay ©
Cemaes is a village on the north coast of Anglesey in Wales, sited on Cemaes Bay, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which is partly owned by the National Trust. Visiting Newborough Beach and Parys Mountain will get you outdoors. Step out of Cemaes Bay with an excursion to Anglesey Riding Centre in Dwyran--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Cemlyn Bay Lagoon, kick back and relax at Traeth Lligwy, stroll through Cemaes Bay Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady Star of the Sea and St Winefride Church.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cemaes Bay trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Lochinver to Cemaes Bay with the Route module. Traveling from Lochinver in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Cemaes Bay. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cemaes Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Amlwch, Dwyran, Cemaes Bay Beach, Traeth Lligwy
Highlights from your plan
Newborough Beach ©
Newborough Beach
Anglesey Riding Centre ©
Anglesey Riding Centre

4
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.
Get outdoors at Shadwell Basin outdoor Activity Centre and Sydenham Hill Wood and Cox's Walk. Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at British Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cemaes Bay to London. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. On the 29th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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