48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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48 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  18​h 45​min
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Weymouth
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Newquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Caernarfon
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alnwick
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
7
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: George Town, Penang Island

5
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Beachy Head and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dover Castle and Royal Pavilion. Take a break from London with a short trip to Canterbury Cathedral in Canterbury, about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Westminster Abbey, make a trip to Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planning app .

George Town, Malaysia to London is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from George Town in July: highs in London hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Dover Castle, Canterbury Cathedral, Beachy Head, Royal Pavilion
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Step off the beaten path and head to Tewkesbury Abbey and Wells Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Glastonbury Abbey and Blenheim Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Longleat (in Warminster), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Head 4 Heights Ltd (in Shorncote). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of Bath Abbey, and step into the grandiose world of Dunster Castle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bath vacation builder site .

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Longleat, Blenheim Palace, Wells Cathedral, Stonehenge, Dunster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Longleat ©
Longleat

6
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dorset Waterpark and Nothe Fort. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Portland Bill Lighthouse. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Portsmouth (The Mary Rose Museum & Portsmouth Historic Dockyard) and Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Weymouth road trip planning tool .

Getting from Bath to Weymouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Wareham, Corfe Castle, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Bournemouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Take a break from the city and head to Screech Owl Sanctuary and Perranporth Beach. Get some historical perspective at Pendennis Castle and St. Michael's Mount. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Barricane Beach (in Mortehoe), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden, kick back and relax at Woolacombe Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Just in Roseland Church.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Newquay trip planning app .

Getting from Weymouth to Newquay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Woolacombe, Lanhydrock House and Garden, St. Michael's Mount, St Just-in-Roseland Church, The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Highlights from your plan
Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

5
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Step off the beaten path and head to Plas Mawr and National Trust Penrhyn Castle. Get in touch with nature at Barmouth Beach and Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Conwy (Smallest House in Britain, Conwy Castle, & more), Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth) and Llandudno (Great Orme & St John's Church). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, don't miss a visit to Llanrhychwyn Church, get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Gwydir Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Caernarfon trip planner .

Drive from Newquay to Caernarfon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Llanrhychwyn Church, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Warkworth Castle & Hermitage. Get some cultural insight at National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Step out of Alnwick to go to Holy Island and see Lindisfarne Priory, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, look for gifts at Barter Books, and stroll through The Alnwick Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Alnwick takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Glamis Castle and Calton Hill. Popular historic sites such as Doune Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, take a tour of Royal Yacht Britannia, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh route builder .

Getting from Alnwick to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Stirling, Glamis Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

6
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 some historical perspective at Fort Augustus and Inveraray Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like West Highland Museum and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Well of the Seven Heads (in Laggan), Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Church & Glenfinnan Viaduct) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, and visit a coastal fixture at Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William itinerary planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Glencoe Folk Museum, Camusdarach Beach, Oban Distillery
Highlights from your plan
West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Royal Dornoch Golf Club. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fort George and Glenfiddich Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness vacation website .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Dornoch, Drumnadrochit, Glenfiddich Distillery, Nigg Old Church, Beauly Priory
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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