42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Launceston
Fly:  31​h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
London
— 9 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Launceston

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Rosslyn Chapel and National Museum of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of South Leith Parish Church.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planning tool .

Launceston, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Launceston to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Launceston in April, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Highlights from your plan
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

4
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Get in touch with nature at Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Highland Titles Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ben Nevis and Loch Morar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's more to do: stroll through Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) and delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glen Etive, Loch Morar, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Camusdarach Beach, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Get outdoors at Shieldaig Falconry and Achmelvich Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eilean Donan Castle and Falls of Kirkaig. Venture out of the city with trips to Lochinver (Culag Woods & Little Assynt Estate) and Inverpolly Nature Reserve (in Ullapool). It doesn't end there: stroll through Red Point Beach and admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gairloch driving holiday site .

You can drive from Fort William to Gairloch in 3 hours. In April, daytime highs in Gairloch are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Eilean Donan Castle, Red Point Beach, Falls of Kirkaig, Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Do some cultural sightseeing at Highland Folk Museum and Glenfiddich Distillery. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, explore the ancient world of Ruthven Barracks, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aviemore trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Kingussie, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Glenfiddich Distillery
Highlights from your plan
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 30th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, make a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, and then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Aviemore to Alnwick in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Alnwick sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Bamburgh Castle, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Cragside House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
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.
York's Chocolate Story and York Castle Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as York City Walls and York Minster are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby), Filey Beach (in Filey) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, examine the collection at The York Dungeon, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the York online trip builder .

You can take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in York, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, York Bird of Prey Centre, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caernarfon Castle and Conwy Castle. Get some cultural insight at Beaumaris Castle and St Gwyddelan's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: St Grwst Church (in Llanrwst), Great Orme (in Llandudno) and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Caernarfon trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from York to Caernarfon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Orme, Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Snowdon, St Gwyddelan's Church
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get a sense of the local culture at St Fagans National Museum of History and The Roman Baths. Museum-lovers will appreciate Brunel's SS Great Britain and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury), Longleat (in Warminster) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey and explore the ancient world of Stonehenge.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath attractions planner.

Getting from Caernarfon to Bath by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, St Fagans National Museum of History, Longleat, Malmesbury Market Cross
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Longleat ©
Longleat
St Fagans National Museum of History ©

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): stroll through Weymouth Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Bath to Bournemouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Bournemouth are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Weymouth, Corfe Castle, Monkey World
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

3
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. HMS Warrior 1860 and Winchester Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to HMS Victory and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Osborne House (in East Cowes) and Brighton (Gustamps & Royal Pavilion). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum and take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Portsmouth sightseeing tool .

Getting from Bournemouth to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Osborne House, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Winchester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

9
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 some historical perspective at Beachy Head and Buckingham Palace. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at IWM Duxford and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Dover Castle (in Dover), Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam) and Pitt Rivers Museum (in Oxford). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the London trip planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for home on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Cambridge, Oxford, Dover Castle, Bodiam Castle, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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