54 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

54 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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54 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  26​h
1
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Woolacombe
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Llandudno
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Alnwick
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
7
Durness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Inverness, Scotland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
9
Stromness, Mainland
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 15​min
10
Isle of Lewis
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
11
St. Helier, Jersey
— 6 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate HMS Warrior 1860 and The Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Your inner history buff will appreciate Osborne House and Blenheim Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (in Oxford). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at HMS Victory, take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower, and take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. August in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Corfe Castle.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Osborne House, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Beaulieu National Motor Museum
Highlights from your plan
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace

2
nights
Corfe Castle, Isle of Purbeck

Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle is a fortification standing above the village of the same name on the Isle of Purbeck in the English county of Dorset. On the 13th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then take in the exciting artwork at Lucy's Farm, and then kick back and relax at Bournemouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Model Village Gardens & Cafe, then learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Weymouth Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Corfe Castle journey planner .

You can drive from Portsmouth to Corfe Castle in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Corfe Castle are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Newquay.

Things to do in Corfe Castle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bournemouth Beach, Lucy's Farm, The Tank Museum, Weymouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Model Village Gardens & Cafe ©
Model Village Gardens & Cafe
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Lucy's Farm ©
Lucy's Farm

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Carn Euny Ancient Village and Lanhydrock House and Garden. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre and Pendennis Castle. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in St Austell), St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion) and Zennor Head (in Zennor). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Perranporth Beach, explore the historical opulence of Tintagel Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, and stroll the grounds of St. Breward Parish Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Newquay trip builder site .

You can drive from Corfe Castle to Newquay in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Woolacombe.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodmin, St Austell, Carn Euny Ancient Village, St. Michael's Mount, Zennor Head
Highlights from your plan
Charlestown Shipwreck Museum ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Museum
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village
St. Breward Parish Church ©
St. Breward Parish Church

5
nights
Woolacombe

Woolacombe ©
Woolacombe is a seaside resort on the coast of North Devon, England, which lies at the mouth of a valley (or 'combe') in the parish of Mortehoe. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carew Castle & Tidal Mill and Manorbier Castle. You'll get in some beach time at Saunton Beach and Freshwater West. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Woolacombe: Westward Ho Beach (in Westward Ho) and Dunster Castle (in Dunster). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Watermouth Family Theme Park & Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Tunnels Beaches, stroll through Barricane Beach, and contemplate the long history of Chambercombe Manor.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Woolacombe travel route site .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Woolacombe takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Woolacombe sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Woolacombe

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Carew Castle & Tidal Mill, Freshwater West, Dunster Castle, Westward Ho Beach
Highlights from your plan
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill ©
Carew Castle & Tidal Mill
Saunton Beach ©
Saunton Beach
Manorbier Castle ©
Manorbier Castle

4
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. Get some historical perspective at Smallest House in Britain and Beaumaris Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like National Trust Penrhyn Castle and Cae'r Gors. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to National Slate Museum (in Llanberis), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Liverpool (The Beatles Story & Liverpool Cathedral). There's much more to do: make a trip to Conwy Town Walls, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme, and step into the grandiose world of Conwy Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Woolacombe to Llandudno by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. August in Llandudno sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Llandudno

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Caernarfon, Liverpool, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Smallest House in Britain ©
Smallest House in Britain
Llangelynin Old Church ©
Llangelynin Old Church
Gloddaeth United Church ©
Gloddaeth United Church

5
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Step off the beaten path and head to Lindisfarne Castle and Lindisfarne Priory. Your inner history buff will appreciate National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Wallington Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Durham Cathedral (in Durham), St Andrews Scottish Episcopal Church (in Kelso) and Corbridge Roman Town (in Corbridge). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beadnell Bay Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Alnwick Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

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Traveling by car from Llandudno to Alnwick takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Holy Island, Beadnell Bay Beach, Rosslyn Chapel, Corbridge Roman Town
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Beadnell Bay Beach
Beadnell Bay Beach
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh ©
Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh

4
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ardvreck Castle and Dun Dornaigil Broch. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durness Beach and Polin Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach) and Kyle Of Tongue (in Tongue). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and explore the activities along Sango Bay.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Durness road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Durness takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In September, daytime highs in Durness are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Kyle Of Tongue, Scourie Bay, Ardvreck Castle
Highlights from your plan
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

5
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Nairn Beach and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Highland Folk Museum and Fused and Light will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus), Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fort George, contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and tour the water at your own pace with Caley Cruises.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness route planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Urquhart Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Culloden Battlefield, Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

4
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tomb of the Eagles and Broch of Gurness. Museum-lovers will appreciate Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre and Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stromness: Hoy (Hackness Martello Tower & Dwarfie Stane) and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Maeshowe, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Viking Centre, and head off the coast to Brough Of Birsay.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Stromness day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Stromness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Hoy, Stenness, Birsay, Saint Magnus Cathedral, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm
Tomb of the Eagles ©
Tomb of the Eagles
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

4
nights
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luskentyre and Gearannan Blackhouse Village. Let the collections at Uig Museum and Blue Pig Studio capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Lewis: Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse (in Isle of Scalpay) and Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom (in Ardhasaig). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, stroll through Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach), stop by Hebridean Soap Company, and make a trip to The Blackhouse.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Lewis travel app .

Getting from Stromness to Isle of Lewis by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In September, daytime highs in Isle of Lewis are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse, Hebscape Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Huisinis Beach ©
Huisinis Beach

6
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
We've included these beaches for you: Greve de Lecq and St Ouen's Bay. Get some historical perspective at The Little Chapel and Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere). Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helier: Castle Cornet (in St Peter Port) and German Occupation Museum (in Forest).

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Helier trip planner.

Getting from Isle of Lewis to St. Helier by combination of bus and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. In September, St. Helier is somewhat warmer than Isle of Lewis - with highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Brelade, St. Ouen, Grouville, Castle Cornet, Le Moulin de Quetivel
Highlights from your plan
La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie
German Occupation Museum ©
German Occupation Museum
Parish Church of St. Brelade ©
Parish Church of St. Brelade

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