44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

44 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation planner

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London
— 7 nights
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Newport
— 4 nights
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Swansea
— 3 nights
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Dolgellau
— 7 nights
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Sheffield
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 3 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Aberdeen
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 4 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
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London

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Change things up with a short trip to Fly a Spitfire - Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar in Biggin Hill (about 58 minutes away). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport, London St. Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International Rail Station, South Cape (Zuid-Kaap) Airport (nonexistent / spam) and Ashford International Rail Station. In September in London, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Oxford.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Oxford

— 3 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Venture out of the city with trips to Old Sarum (in Salisbury), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Warwick Castle, get a new perspective on nature at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Oxford trip itinerary planner.

Drive from London to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oxford are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Newport.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

Newport

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newport: Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House), Bristol (Brunel's SS Great Britain & Clifton Suspension Bridge) and Bath (Victoria Art Gallery, Bath Abbey, &more).

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Newport trip planning tool.

Drive from Oxford to Newport in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Swansea

— 3 nights
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swansea: Folly Farm (in Begelly), Barafundle Beach (in Stackpole) and Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili). There's more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula and don't miss a visit to Pembroke Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Swansea trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Newport to Swansea in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Swansea are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Dolgellau.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolgellau

— 7 nights
Dolgellau is a market town in Gwynedd, north-west Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dolgellau: National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Oriel Adrift gallery (in Borth). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, hike along The Mawddach Trail, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dolgellau trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Swansea to Dolgellau takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sheffield.

Things to do in Dolgellau

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sheffield

— 2 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll through Holly Hagg Community farm, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Kedleston Hall, then view the masterpieces at Chatsworth House, and then identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield vacation planner.

You can drive from Dolgellau to Sheffield in 3.5 hours. In September in Sheffield, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manchester.

Things to do in Sheffield

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Manchester

— 3 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Liverpool (Mendips - John Lennon Home, The Beatles Story, &more). And it doesn't end there: head off the coast to Parthian Climbing Manchester, get a sense of history and politics at Manchester Town Hall, explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Manchester holiday planner.

Drive from Sheffield to Manchester in 1.5 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 on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Glasgow

— 2 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then stroll the grounds of The Necropolis. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at The Tenement House, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, then stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

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Take a train from Manchester to Glasgow in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Glasgow are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Aberdeen

— 2 nights

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): stroll around David Welch Winter Gardens, view the masterpieces at Teasel & Tweed, then stop by Footdee (Fittie), and finally get a new perspective on things with Aberdeen Harbour Tours. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at BrewDog DogTap & DogWalk Brewery Tour, and then get engrossed in the history at Peterhead Prison Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Aberdeen itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Aberdeen takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Inverness

— 4 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey), Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig). There's lots more to do: gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, get a taste of the local shopping with Scottish Flair Art Gallery, explore the activities along River Ness, and step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip builder tool.

Drive from Aberdeen to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Fort William

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and then admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fort William online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia, and don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.