44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Guildford
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
3
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Torquay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Haverfordwest
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Gloucester
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
10
Sheffield
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
11
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
12
Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
14
Newcastle upon Tyne
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
15
Norwich
— 2 nights
+3
train + bus + train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

3
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.
Visit Churchill War Rooms and Smugglers Adventure for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Christ Church Spitalfields, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and take an in-depth tour of Apsley House.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In August, London is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can take a train to Guildford.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Smugglers Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

2
nights
Guildford

Guildford ©
Guildford is a large town in Surrey, England, located 27mi southwest of central London on the A3 trunk road midway between the capital and Portsmouth.The town has a population of just over 137,000 and is the seat of the wider Borough of Guildford which had an estimated 146,100 inhabitants in 2015.Guildford has Saxon roots and historians attribute its location to the existence of a gap in the North Downs where the River Wey was forded by the Harrow Way. On the 24th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre and then step into the grandiose world of Farnham Castle. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Watts Chapel, then steep yourself in history at Guildford Castle, then get engrossed in the history at The Spike, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Clandon Park House Clandon Park.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Guildford journey planner.

Traveling by train from London to Guildford takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Guildford

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Silchester Roman City Walls and Amphitheatre, Farnham Castle
Highlights from your plan
Clandon Park House Clandon Park ©
Clandon Park House Clandon Park
Watts Chapel ©
Watts Chapel
Guildford Castle ©
Guildford Castle

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Winchester Cathedral and Portsdown Hill will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson. Venture out of the city with trips to Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu), Winchester (Winchester Buttercross, Westgate Museum, & more) and Southampton (Solent Sky Museum & Tudor House and Garden). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The D-Day Story, step aboard HMS Warrior 1860, brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Royal Navy, and explore the historical opulence of Southsea Castle.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth trip maker .

You can take a train from Guildford to Portsmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Wight.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Winchester, Southampton, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Explosion! Museum of Naval Firepower
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
The Great Hall ©
The Great Hall

2
nights
Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight ©
Just a short ferry ride from the mainland, the Isle of Wight has been a magnet for family vacationers for many decades.
On the 30th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, admire the masterpieces at Quay Arts Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Calbourne Water Mill & Rural Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Dimbola Museum & Galleries. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn more about the world around you at Dinosaur Isle and then explore the world behind art at Brading Roman Villa.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Wight tour planner.

Getting from Portsmouth to Isle of Wight by car takes about 2 hours. August in Isle of Wight sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Isle of Wight

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dimbola Museum & Galleries ©
Dimbola Museum & Galleries
Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Brading Roman Villa ©
Brading Roman Villa

2
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Popular historic sites such as Greenway House and Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Powderham Castle and Totnes Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Torquay: Plymouth (Smeaton's Tower & National Trust - Saltram) and Exeter Castle (in Exeter). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Cockington Court, hike along Agatha Christie Mile, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Torquay day trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Isle of Wight to Torquay with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Haverfordwest.

Things to do in Torquay

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Totnes, Plymouth, Exeter, Greenway House
Highlights from your plan
Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens ©
Torre Abbey Museum and Gardens
Greenway House ©
Greenway House
Powderham Castle ©
Powderham Castle

2
nights
Haverfordwest

Haverfordwest ©
Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Cardigan Castle, step into the grandiose world of Cilgerran Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Dylan Thomas Boathouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Scolton Manor and then explore the historical opulence of Haverfordwest Castle.

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You can drive from Torquay to Haverfordwest in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Bath.

Things to do in Haverfordwest

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cardigan Castle, Dylan Thomas Boathouse, Cilgerran Castle
Highlights from your plan
Cilgerran Castle ©
Cilgerran Castle
Dylan Thomas Boathouse ©
Dylan Thomas Boathouse
Cardigan Castle ©
Cardigan Castle

3
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 Bath City Church. Appreciate the collections at American Museum & Gardens and The Jane Austen Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Bristol Museum & Art Gallery), Haynes International Motor Museum (in Sparkford) and Fleet Air Arm Museum (in Ilchester). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Haverfordwest to Bath in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bristol, Haynes International Motor Museum, Fleet Air Arm Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the galleries of Monmouth Castle and Military Museum, explore the historical opulence of Goodrich Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Eastnor Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Tewkesbury Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by House of The Tailor of Gloucester - Beatrix Potter Shop and Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, and then delve into the distant past at Hailes Abbey.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester tour itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Gloucester are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Goodrich Castle, Tewkesbury Abbey, Eastnor Castle, Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Monmouth Castle and Military Museum ©
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey

4
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. Appreciate the collections at Tudor World and Pitt Rivers Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stratford-upon-Avon: Elgar Birthplace Museum (in Broadheath), Worcester (Museum of Royal Worcester & The Commandery) and Oxford (Oxford University Museum of Natural History & Christ Church Picture Gallery). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Shakespeare's New Place, and experience rural life at Mary Arden's Farm.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon route builder app .

You can drive from Gloucester to Stratford-upon-Avon in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Oxford, Worcester, Elgar Birthplace Museum
Highlights from your plan
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
Tudor World ©
Tudor World
Holy Trinity Church ©
Holy Trinity Church

4
nights
Sheffield

Sheffield ©
A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Eyam Plague Village Museum and Bronte Parsonage Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Wortley Top Forge Industrial Museum and Nostell Priory and Parkland. Venture out of the city with trips to Cusworth Hall (in Doncaster), Cartwright Hall (in Bradford) and Castle Hill (in Huddersfield). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Thackray Medical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Temple Newsam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rotherham Minster Church, and get engrossed in the history at Shepherd Wheel.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheffield trip planner .

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Sheffield by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Sheffield sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Sheffield

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leeds, Rotherham, Nostell Priory and Parkland, Cusworth Hall, Cartwright Hall
Highlights from your plan
Eyam Plague Village Museum ©
Eyam Plague Village Museum
Wortley Top Forge Industrial Museum ©
Bronte Parsonage Museum ©
Bronte Parsonage Museum

3
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore and learn at Merseyside Maritime Museum and The Beatles Story. Popular historic sites such as Castell Dinas Bran and Mendips - John Lennon Home are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Erddig (in Wrexham) and Llangollen Bridge (in Llangollen). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, walk around Sefton Park, and explore the galleries of Sudley House.

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

Take a train from Sheffield to Liverpool in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Liverpool sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Llangollen, Erddig
Highlights from your plan
World Museum ©
World Museum
Erddig ©
Erddig
Castell Dinas Bran ©
Castell Dinas Bran

2
nights
Grange-over-Sands

Grange-over-Sands ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lancaster Castle, delve into the distant past at Furness Abbey, and then contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at The Wolf House Gallery and then admire the natural beauty at Holker Hall & Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Grange-over-Sands holiday maker tool .

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Grange-over-Sands takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lancaster Castle, The Wolf House Gallery, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Furness Abbey
Highlights from your plan
Holker Hall & Gardens ©
Holker Hall & Gardens
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Furness Abbey ©
Furness Abbey

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and then browse the exhibits of Summerhall. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, get engrossed in the history at People's Story, and then examine the collection at Dynamic Earth.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip planning website .

Drive from Grange-over-Sands to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Childrens Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Camera Obscura and World of Illusions ©

3
nights
Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne ©
One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Appreciate the collections at Vindolanda and Hartlepool Quay. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle. When in Newcastle upon Tyne, make a side trip to see PSS Wingfield Castle in Hartlepool, approximately 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Quayside, delve into the distant past at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Grainger Town, and admire the striking features of Blackfriars Medieval Friary.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planning website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Newcastle upon Tyne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Norwich.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Durham, Hartlepool, Corbridge Roman Town, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Vindolanda
Highlights from your plan
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Castle ©
Durham Castle
Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda

2
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, steep yourself in history at Strangers' Hall Museum, stroll around Castle Green, then steep yourself in history at Tombland, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Peter Mancroft, admire the natural beauty at Somerleyton Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and finally contemplate the long history of Dragon Hall.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Norwich sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to Norwich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. September in Norwich sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Somerleyton Hall
Highlights from your plan
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery ©
Norwich Cathedral ©
Norwich Cathedral
Strangers' Hall Museum ©
Strangers' Hall Museum

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