50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
3
Cheltenham
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
St. Helier, Jersey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 7 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Llandudno
— 2 nights
+2
train + Fly + bus:  9​h
8
Durness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  8​h
12
Stromness, Mainland
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  36​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Houses of Parliament are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, stroll around Hyde Park, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and make a trip to Big Ben.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London day trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get cooler in London: highs are around 11°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Bath Abbey and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. Wells Cathedral and The Tivoli Theatre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). There's more to do: take in the views from Pulteney Bridge and look for gifts at Mr B's Emporium Of Reading Delights.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Lulworth Cove, Bournemouth Beach, Wells Cathedral, Weymouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

3
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Blenheim Palace and John Moore Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Tewkesbury Abbey and Stratford Town Walk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Gordon Russell Design Museum (in Broadway), Shakespeare's Birthplace (in Stratford-upon-Avon) and Chipping Campden (St Eadburgha’s Church & The Gallery at The Guild). There's much more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hailes Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Bath to Cheltenham in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Stratford-upon-Avon, Chipping Campden, Hailes Church, Gordon Russell Design Museum
Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery

3
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Mont Orgueil Castle and Elizabeth Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) and Parish Church of St. Brelade.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Helier trip builder app .

You can fly from Cheltenham to St. Helier in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, Jersey Zoo, Mont Orgueil Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Calton Hill and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from St. Helier to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from St. Helier in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Edinburgh, with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to York City Walls and Steep Hill. Get a sense of the local culture at York Castle Museum and York Minster. Venture out of the city with trips to Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Lincoln (Lincoln Castle & Lincoln Cathedral). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, contemplate the long history of Guildhall, learn about winemaking at Yorkshire Heart Vineyard, and make a trip to The Rose Window.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our York trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Lincoln, Fountains Abbey
Highlights from your plan
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Lincoln Cathedral ©
Lincoln Cathedral

2
nights
Llandudno

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. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Marble Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno day trip site .

You can drive from York to Llandudno in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Durness.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marble Church, Caernarfon Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade

4
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Smoo Cave and Laidhay Croft Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Wick (Sinclair's Bay & Caithness Seacoast Ltd). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sango Bay and enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness trip site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Llandudno to Durness in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Llandudno in January, Durness is little chillier at night with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Wick, Laidhay Croft Museum
Highlights from your plan
Rispond Beach ©
Rispond Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Urquhart Castle and Old High Church, Inverness. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Leod (in Strathpeffer), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and The Birks of Aberfeldy (in Aberfeldy). The adventure continues: raise your glass at The High St. Merchants.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip planner .

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Castle Leod, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle, Nigg Old Church, The Birks of Aberfeldy
Highlights from your plan
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Fort George
Fort George

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cille Choirill Church and Saint Andrew's Church. Explore hidden gems such as Commando Monument and Jacobite Steam Train. Venture out of the city with trips to McCaig's Tower (in Oban), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, look for gifts at The Granite House, trek along Glencoe Lochan, and don't miss a visit to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip website .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Spean Bridge, Glencoe Village, McCaig's Tower, Cille Choirill Church, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Commando Monument ©
Commando Monument
McCaig's Tower ©
McCaig's Tower

3
nights
Isle of Skye

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): shop like a local with Trotternish Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Skyelight, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Trumpan Church.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

4
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Skara Brae and Saint Magnus Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ring of Brodgar and Standing Stones of Stenness. Change things up with these side-trips from Stromness: Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's) and Tomb of the Eagles (in South Ronaldsay). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Barony Mill, take an in-depth tour of The Orkney Museum, delve into the distant past at Maeshowe, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Scapa Distillery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stromness trip planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Stromness takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kirkwall, Birsay, Stenness, Broch of Gurness, Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Highlights from your plan
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Saint Magnus Cathedral ©
Saint Magnus Cathedral

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