41 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

41 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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41 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 45​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
4
Liverpool
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
5
London
— 31 nights
End: London

2
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, explore the historical opulence of Belfast Castle, then have fun and explore at W5, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, step into the grandiose world of Stormont Estate and Parliament Buildings, then take an in-depth tour of Ulster Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Belfast custom trip planner.

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. In December in Belfast, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Quiraing (Hill Walk). On the next day, explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and then stop by Skye Batiks.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Belfast to Isle of Skye in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Isle of Skye Soap Company ©
The Isle of Skye Soap Company
Skye Batiks ©
Skye Batiks

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile. On your second day here, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train. In January in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Chester Zoo, steep yourself in history at Chester Cathedral, and then contemplate the long history of The cavern club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): shop like a local with Albert Dock, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Liverpool Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally explore and take pictures at Anfield Stadium.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Liverpool by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chester
Highlights from your plan
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum

31
nights
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 out of town with these interesting London side-trips: Tinwood Estate Vineyard (in Chichester), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), The Race Hut Berkshire (in Slough), Hensting Alpacas (in Eastleigh), Cambridgeshire Wine School - Day Classes (in Cambridge) and Imperial Bird of Prey Academy (in Billericay). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our London itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, The Race Hut Berkshire, Winchester Cathedral, Cambridgeshire Wine School
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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