50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

50 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip itinerary planner

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Manchester
— 8 nights
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York
— 4 nights
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
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St Austell
— 4 nights
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Wareham
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 4 nights
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St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Inverness
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Penrith
— 4 nights
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
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Alnwick
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Manchester

— 8 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.
Visit Solomon's Temple and Ordsall Hall for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Bolton Steam Museum and Anson Engine Museum. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Castleton (Treak Cliff Cavern, Castleton Walk, &more), Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Halifax (Bankfield Museum, Calderdale Industrial Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Castlefield Urban Heritage Park, admire the natural beauty at Grappenhall Heys Walled Garden, see the interesting displays at Greater Manchester Police Museum, and admire the engineering at Lymm Dam.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Manchester sightseeing planner.

Hobart, Australia to Manchester is an approximately 29-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Manchester is minus 10 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in June: high temperatures in Manchester hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Manchester

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

York

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Saint Margaret Clitherow and St Peter and St Paul's Church, Pickering. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Crypt of Lastingham Church and Selby Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Richmondshire Museum (in Richmond), Croft Circuit (in Dalton) and St Agatha's Church (in Easby). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Falconry UK Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, get engrossed in the history at Workhouse Museum, and admire the striking features of Markenfield Hall.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our York trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Manchester to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daytime highs in York are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno

— 3 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Get a sense of the local culture at Gwydir Castle and Church of St Mary & All Saints. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Michael's Old Church and Saint Mary's Church. Change things up with a short trip to Conwy Valley Railway Museum & Model Shop in Betws-y-Coed (about 36 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St John's Church, play a few rounds at Great Orme Family Golf, get outside with Marine Drive, and take in the dramatic natural features at Little Orme.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Llandudno route maker.

Traveling by car from York to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to St Austell.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

St Austell

— 4 nights
St Austell is a civil parish and major town in Cornwall, England, UK. It is situated on the south coast, approximately south of Bodmin and west of the border with Devon.St Austell is one of the largest towns in Cornwall; in the 2011 Census, St Austell civil parish had a population of 19,958, with a total of 34,700 living in the wider area comprising several other civil parishes.HistoryNamed after Saint Austol (Saint Austell is mostly unrelated), one of the earliest references to the village of St Austell is in John Leland's Itinerary, where he says "At S. Austelles is nothing notable but the paroch chirch".Not long after William Cookworthy discovered china clay at Tregonning hill in west Cornwall, the same mineral was found in greater quantity in Hensbarrow downs north of St Austell. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Enodoc Church and Fowey Parish Church. St Austell Town Museum and Atishoo Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Explore St Austell's surroundings by going to Padstow (Padstow and Stepper Point Walk & Prideaux Place), St Agnes Museum (in St Agnes) and Poly Joke Beach (in Crantock). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Walk Bude - Coastal & Canal, go for a walk through Perranporth to St Agnes Clifftop Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Lantic Bay, and don't miss a visit to Roche Rock..

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read St Austell trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Llandudno to St Austell in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in St Austell

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Wareham

— 2 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get outside with Worbarrow Bay, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nicholas Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at St Nicholas' Church Graveyard, and finally stroll through South West Coast Path- Lulworth Cove & The Fossil Forest Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): examine the collection at Wareham Town Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum, then learn more about the world around you at The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tyneham Village and Flower's Barrow Walk.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Wareham tour planner.

Getting from St Austell to Wareham by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Wareham are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Wareham

Outdoors · Museums · Trails · Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth

— 4 nights
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. Appreciate the collections at The D-Day Story and Boathouse No 4. Southsea Castle and Dockyard Apprentice will appeal to history buffs. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Royal Victoria Country Park (in Netley), Solent Sky Museum (in Southampton) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Titchfield Haven National Nature Reserve, see the interesting displays at HMS Alliance Submarine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Portsmouth Cathedral, and brush up on your military savvy at National Museum of the Royal Navy.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth route planner.

Traveling by car from Wareham to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

St. Helier, Jersey

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Battery Lothringen, admire the natural beauty at Reg's Garden, then explore the activities along St. Aubins Harbour, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Parish Church of St Helier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Liberation Square Sculture, walk around Howard Davis Park, and then go for a stroll along the water at St Aubin's Harbour.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Helier trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Portsmouth to St. Helier takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. July in St. Helier sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Isle of Skye

— 3 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum and Castle Maol. Step off the beaten path and head to Plockton Seal Trips and Trotternish Ridge. When in Isle of Skye, make a side trip to see Plockton Harbour in Plockton, approximately Plockton away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Black Cuillin, kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, stop by Skye Weavers, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from St. Helier to Isle of Skye takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In July, Isle of Skye is little chillier than St. Helier - with highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step off the beaten path and head to Cromarty Courthouse and Tollie Red Kites. Appreciate the collections at Highland Archive Centre and Dingwall Museum, Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: East Church (in Cromarty) and Embrace Gift Shop (in Strathpeffer). There's much more to do: take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours, get a dose of the wild on Highland Tour Guide, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Inverness trip planning app.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daytime highs in Inverness are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

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 17th (Sun): cruise along Road to the Isles, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and finally trek along Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): trek along Glencoe Lochan, then admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Seated Sculpture.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Fort William attractions site.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two and Canongate Kirk. Let the collections at Museum on the Mound and Royal Scottish Academy capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Old Temple Kirk (in Temple), Bo'ness Motor Museum (in Bo'ness) and Culross (Culross Abbey & The Royal Burgh of Culross). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, step into the grandiose world of The Great Hall, admire the masterpieces at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse, and get to know the fascinating history of New Town.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Penrith.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Penrith

— 4 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Step off the beaten path and head to New Abbey Corn Mill and John Paul Jones Birthplace Cottage & Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sweetheart Abbey and Shap Abbey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Penrith: Robert Burns Mausoleum (in Dumfries) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). There's lots more to do: trek along Central Fells, head outdoors with Thirlmere in the Lake District, walk around Crow Park, and take in the awesome beauty at Skiddaw.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Penrith trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Penrith in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in July since evenings lows in Penrith dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alnwick.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 2 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach, see the interesting displays at Lindisfarne Centre, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of The Alnwick Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at The Mick Oxley Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Embleton Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Low Newton by the Sea Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Alnwick when traveling from Penrith in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bamburgh Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alnwick trip itinerary builder website.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alnwick

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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.