45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

45 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport
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London
— 2 nights
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Lyme Regis
— 1 night
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Widecombe in the Moor
— 1 night
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Penzance
— 3 nights
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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Cardiff
— 1 night
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Tetbury
— 2 nights
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
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Glencoe
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Birsay
— 1 night
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Stromness, Mainland
— 2 nights
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South Ronaldsay
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kirkwall Airport, Fly to Aberdeen Dyce Airport, Drive to Portknockie
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Portknockie
— 1 night
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St. Andrews
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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London
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London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and then take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

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Newark, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 5 hours. Traveling from Newark in July, expect London to be slightly colder, temps between 73°F and 56°F. You'll set off for Lyme Regis on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in London

Historic Sites

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Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a coastal town in West Dorset, England, situated 25mi west of Dorchester and 25mi east of Exeter. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for gifts at Pug and Puffin.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lyme Regis trip planner.

Traveling by car from London to Lyme Regis takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Lyme Regis are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Widecombe in the Moor.

Things to do in Lyme Regis

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Widecombe in the Moor

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): relax in the rural setting at Pennywell Farm and then ride a horse along Shilstone Rocks.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Widecombe in the Moor day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lyme Regis to Widecombe in the Moor takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Penzance.

Things to do in Widecombe in the Moor

Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Penzance

Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. Change things up with a short trip to National Trust - Lizard Point and Kynance Cove in Lizard (about 44 minutes away). There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Kernow Coasteering, explore the world behind art at Penlee House Gallery & Museum, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, and explore the galleries of The Alverton Gallery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Penzance trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Widecombe in the Moor to Penzance in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Penzance

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Newquay

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Tintagel Castle has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): meet the residents at Newquay Zoo, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Tolcarne Beach, then explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, and then kick back and relax at Porth Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Newquay tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Penzance to Newquay in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Cardiff

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, then examine the collection at St Fagans National Museum of History, and then take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cardiff road trip planner.

Getting from Newquay to Cardiff by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Cardiff can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tetbury.

Things to do in Cardiff

Museums · Historic Sites

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Tetbury

Tetbury is a small town and civil parish within the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. On the 12th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Chavenage House, then explore the historical opulence of Beverston Castle, then stop by Octavia's Bookshop, and finally examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Birdland, then make a trip to The Model Village, and then meet the residents at Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tetbury journey planner.

You can drive from Cardiff to Tetbury in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Tetbury

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Llandudno

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 14th (Wed), go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, then go deep underground at Great Orme Copper Mine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Tudnos Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno road trip website.

Traveling by car from Tetbury to Llandudno takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. July in Llandudno sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Change things up with a short trip to Lake Windermere in Windermere (about 32 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, admire the striking features of Bridge House, take in the waterfront at Waterhead Pier, and have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction.

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You can drive from Llandudno to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Glencoe

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Glen Coe has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then pause for some photo ops at The Glencoe Massacre Monument, and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glencoe trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Glencoe takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In July in Glencoe, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Isle of Skye

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Skye: Plockton (Plockton Seal Trips & Plockton Harbour), Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Kyle of Lochalsh (Favourite Things & Eilean Donan Castle). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour, relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, and step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Glencoe to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Glencoe in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye: temperatures range from 61°F by day to 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Inverness

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from Inverness with a short trip to Cairngorm Mountain in Aviemore, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, walk around Ness Islands, and witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield.

Plan a Inverness trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Birsay.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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Birsay

Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Barony Mill, then head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay, and then step into the grandiose world of Earl's Palace.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Birsay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Birsay takes 5 hours. While traveling from Inverness, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Birsay, ranging from highs of 61°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Stromness.

Things to do in Birsay

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Stromness, Mainland

Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at Orkney Brewery, explore the ancient world of Ring of Brodgar, then don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar, and finally explore the ancient world of Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Yesnaby Cliffs, admire the landmark architecture of Skaill House, then contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, and finally take an in-depth tour of Broch of Gurness.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stromness driving holiday site.

Stromness is just a stone's throw from Birsay. July in Stromness sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to South Ronaldsay.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trip

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South Ronaldsay

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Orcadian Wildlife, look for all kinds of wild species at Olav's Wood, then see the interesting displays at The Smiddy Museum, and finally examine the collection at W Hourston Blacksmiths Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the South Ronaldsay trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Stromness to South Ronaldsay by journey takes about an hour. Other options: travel. In July, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Portknockie.

Things to do in South Ronaldsay

Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Portknockie

Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Bow Fiddle Rock.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Portknockie vacation planner.

Explore your travel options from South Ronaldsay to Portknockie with the Route module. In August in Portknockie, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 50°F at night. You will leave for St. Andrews on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Portknockie

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

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St. Andrews

You'll find plenty of places to visit near St. Andrews: Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol) and Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the St. Andrews trip planner.

Traveling by car from Portknockie to St. Andrews takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in August, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Andrews

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've now added Stirling Castle to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh vacation maker.

Drive from St. Andrews to Edinburgh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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York

City of Festivals

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Doncaster (Reptile Rendezvous & Furry Friends & Yorkshire Wildlife Park). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, and get your game on at The York Dungeon.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our York trip builder app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to York in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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London

The Square Mile

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, and then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery and then ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London online vacation planner.

Take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Dartmoor National Park travel guide

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Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites

Cornwall travel guide

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Gardens · Beaches · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.

Orkney Islands travel guide

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Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites