43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Inverness
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
London
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
6
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Weymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
10
York
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Newark

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grace Darling Museum and Warkworth Castle & Hermitage. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lindisfarne Priory and Cragside House and Gardens. When in Alnwick, make a side trip to see Lindisfarne Castle in Holy Island, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at Barter Books, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip builder website .

Newark, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. When traveling from Newark in August, plan for cooler days and little chillier nights in Alnwick: temperatures range from 65°F by day to 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Holy Island, Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Highlights from your plan
Warkworth Castle & Hermitage ©
Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dean Village and St Giles' Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Rosslyn Chapel and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling (Stirling Castle & National Wallace Monument). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Calton Hill, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planner .

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling 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. Step off the beaten path and head to The Scottish Crannog Centre and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Visiting Glencoe and Nevis Range Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to McCaig's Tower (in Oban), Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray) and Kilchurn Castle (in Dalmally). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, and examine the collection at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William travel route website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, McCaig's Tower, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Inveraray Castle, Commando Monument
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Popular historic sites such as Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Highland Folk Museum and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection). Venture out of the city with trips to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Inverness trip planner .

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and make a trip to Tower Bridge.

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You can fly from Inverness to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in London are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and HMS Warrior 1860. Step off the beaten path and head to The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Carisbrooke Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral, take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth travel planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Portsmouth can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Carisbrooke Castle, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Winchester Cathedral, Chichester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

5
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Visit Portland Bill Lighthouse and Nothe Fort for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Corfe Castle and The Tank Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Paignton Zoo Environmental Park (in Paignton). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, take in panoramic vistas at Jurassic Skyline, make a trip to Sandworld Sculpture Park, and stroll through Weymouth Beach.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Weymouth holiday site .

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Wareham, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore and learn at Brunel's SS Great Britain and The Roman Baths. Get a sense of the local culture at Goodrich Castle and Bath Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Cardiff Castle (in Cardiff), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Longleat (in Warminster). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and view the masterpieces at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bath online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Bristol, Longleat, Goodrich Castle, Stonehenge, Cardiff Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longleat ©
Longleat
Goodrich Castle ©
Goodrich Castle

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some historical perspective at Plas Mawr and Caernarfon Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens and Beaumaris Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Conwy Castle (in Conwy), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, and step into the grandiose world of Dolbadarn Castle.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Caernarfon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 63°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Llanberis, Llandudno, Harlech Castle, Beaumaris Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Steep Hill and Lincoln Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at York City Walls, examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the York day trip site .

You can drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in York, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 45°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby, Durham Cathedral, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum
Highlights from your plan
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

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