42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Imperatriz
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Newquay
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
8
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
9
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
Caernarfon
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: Imperatriz

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. We've included these beaches for you: Hengistbury Head Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Popular historic sites such as HMS Warrior 1860 and Osborne House are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Beaulieu National Motor Museum in Beaulieu (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum and take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth trip planning app .

Imperatriz, Brazil to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Imperatriz in June; daily highs in Portsmouth reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Osborne House, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Hengistbury Head Beach ©
Hengistbury Head Beach

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.
Dover Castle and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Paul's Cathedral and National Gallery. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, make a trip to Big Ben, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the London online journey planner .

Getting from Portsmouth to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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 Glastonbury Abbey and The Tank Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monkey World and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Take a break from Bath with a short trip to Longleat in Warminster, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, and explore the historical opulence of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

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Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Wareham, Longleat, Glastonbury Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get outdoors at Porthminster Beach and Screech Owl Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Tintagel Castle and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Woolacombe Beach (in Woolacombe), Wheal Coates (in St Agnes) and St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion). Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, kick back and relax at Fistral Beach Bar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay travel planning website .

Getting from Bath to Newquay by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Perranporth Beach, St. Michael's Mount, Wheal Coates, Woolacombe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Highland Folk Museum and Glenfiddich Distillery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fort George and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rosemarkie Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Newquay to Inverness takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Nigg Old Church, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
Highlights from your plan
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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. Glenfinnan Viaduct and Cille Choirill Church will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Camusdarach Beach and Ben Nevis. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, and examine the collection at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fort William online trip planner .

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle, Glen Etive, Morar Beach, Cille Choirill Church
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rosslyn Chapel and Calton Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and National Museum of Scotland. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Stirling Castle in Stirling--about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get in touch with nature at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Embleton Bay. Get a sense of the local culture at Grace Darling Museum and Warkworth Castle & Hermitage. Go for a jaunt from Alnwick to Holy Island to see Lindisfarne Priory about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, and admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alnwick itinerary planning website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Alnwick by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fountains Abbey and York Castle Museum. Get some historical perspective at Whitby Abbey and York City Walls. Explore York's surroundings by going to RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton), Filey Beach (in Filey) and Peasholm Park (in Scarborough). There's more to do: examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre.

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

Take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in York, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fountains Abbey, Peasholm Park, Whitby Abbey, RSPB Bempton Cliffs, Filey Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

7
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 Plas Mawr and Harlech Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and Caernarfon Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Conwy (Conwy Castle, Conwy Town Walls, & more), Great Orme (in Llandudno) and Holyhead (South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve & South Stack Lighthouse). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Barmouth Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon road trip website .

Getting from York to Caernarfon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from York in July: highs in Caernarfon hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Harlech, Llanberis, Holyhead, Great Orme
Highlights from your plan
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach

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