56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Windsor
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Glasgow
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Fort Augustus
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Windermere
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Ulverston
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Llandudno
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Cardiff
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
11
St Ives
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Dartmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
13
Salisbury
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
14
Winchester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
15
Windsor
— 7 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Stirling Castle in Stirling, about 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, examine the collection at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and get curious at Glasgow Science Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Glasgow trip itinerary planning website .

Windsor to Glasgow is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Windsor in August, things will get slightly colder in Glasgow: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Stirling Castle, Snow Factor
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway ©
Glasgow Tigers Speedway

4
nights
Fort Augustus

Fort Augustus ©
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort Augustus: River Foyers (in Foyers), Arisaig (Maelrubha's Chapel & Camusdarach Beach) and Morar Beach (in Morar). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus, get engrossed in the history at The Clansman Centre, explore the historical opulence of Eilean Donan Castle, and take a memorable drive along General Wade’s Military Roads.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fort Augustus trip maker site .

You can drive from Glasgow to Fort Augustus in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Fort Augustus can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Windermere.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Arisaig, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Eilean Donan Castle, River Foyers
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Fort Augustus Golf Club ©
Fort Augustus Golf Club

4
nights
Windermere

Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with a short trip to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, enjoy some diversion at Ambleside Climbing Wall, don't miss a visit to Rydal Water, and take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn.

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

Drive from Fort Augustus to Windermere in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ulverston.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn, Ambleside Climbing Wall, Ruskin Museum
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Lake Windermere ©
Lake Windermere
Holehird Gardens ©
Holehird Gardens

3
nights
Ulverston

Ulverston ©
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Venture out of the city with trips to Piel Island (in Barrow-in-Furness) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Predator Experience, revel in the low prices at Cumbria Crystal, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Conishead Priory.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ulverston travel route builder website .

You can drive from Windermere to Ulverston in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in Ulverston

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Barrow-in-Furness, Muncaster Castle, Predator Experience
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Manjushri Kadampa Meditation Centre ©

3
nights
Liverpool

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford) and Chester Zoo (in Chester). The adventure continues: take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, don't miss a visit to The Black Pearl New Brighton, and stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Liverpool day trip website .

Getting from Ulverston to Liverpool by car takes about 2 hours. August in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Chester Zoo, Ladybower Reservoir, The Black Pearl New Brighton
Highlights from your plan
Room Escape Games
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo

5
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. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda), Caernarfon (Caernarfon Castle & Beacon Climbing Centre) and Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, get in on the family fun at Great Orme Cable Cars, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Llandudno trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Liverpool to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Caernarfon, Bodnant Garden, Dragon Raiders Activity Park, Plas Mawr, Snowdon
Highlights from your plan
Dragon Raiders Activity Park ©
Dragon Raiders Activity Park
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Snowdon ©
Snowdon

4
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Get out of town with these interesting Stratford-upon-Avon side-trips: Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & Bourton on the Water), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery) and Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Getting from Llandudno to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trips

Moreton-in-Marsh, Shipston on Stour, Bourton-on-the-Water, Warwick Castle, Hidcote Manor Garden
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Cotswold Falconry Centre ©
Cotswold Falconry Centre

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oxford: Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, & more), St. Nicholas' Church (in Gloucester) and Warwick Castle (in Warwick). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, get outside with Head 4 Heights Ltd, learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and examine the collection at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oxford journey site .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in September since evenings lows in Oxford dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Adventure

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon, St. Nicholas' Church, Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Highlights from your plan
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Tetbury (Chavenage House & The Royal Gardens at Highgrove), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Head 4 Heights Ltd (in Shorncote). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and trek along Cotswold Way.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planning site .

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Cirencester, Tetbury, Cotswold Way
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walking tours
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

3
nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and Gower Peninsula (in Swansea). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, go for a walk through Snowdon Walk, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cardiff day trip planning website .

Take a train from Bath to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gower Peninsula, Rhossili Bay, Yarak Bird of Prey, Snowdon Walk
Highlights from your plan
Rhossili Bay ©
Rhossili Bay
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
Cardiff Bay Wales ©
Cardiff Bay Wales

3
nights
St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Venture out of the city with trips to Cornwall Football Golf (in St Austell), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Eden Project (in Bodelva). There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, take in nature's colorful creations at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, take in the pleasant sights at St Ives Bay, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read St Ives online holiday planner .

You can drive from Cardiff to St Ives in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. September in St Ives sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dartmouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

St Austell, St. Michael's Mount, Kernow Coasteering, Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Eden Project
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Eden Project ©
Eden Project
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount

2
nights
Dartmouth

Dartmouth ©
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre, and then gain insight at Britannia Royal Naval College. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour and then stroll through Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dartmouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Dartmouth takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk, Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Britannia Royal Naval College ©
Britannia Royal Naval College
Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk ©
Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Wilton House, gain interesting insight with Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, contemplate the long history of Mompesson House, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Sarum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at New Forest National Park.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Salisbury trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dartmouth to Salisbury takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Winchester.

Things to do in Salisbury

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stonehenge, New Forest National Park, Wilton House
Highlights from your plan
New Forest National Park ©
New Forest National Park
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Go for a jaunt from Winchester to Portsmouth to see Portsmouth Historic Dockyard about 40 minutes away. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Winchester Cathedral, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Hawk Conservancy Trust, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and head outdoors with The Tank Driving Company.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Winchester online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Salisbury to Winchester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Winchester, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in Winchester

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, Hawk Conservancy Trust, Paultons Park
Highlights from your plan
Hawk Conservancy Trust ©
Hawk Conservancy Trust
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Paultons Park ©
Paultons Park

7
nights
Windsor

Windsor ©
Explore Windsor's surroundings by going to Reading (Room Escape Games & Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at THORPE PARK Resort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Windsor trip planner .

Getting from Winchester to Windsor by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Windsor can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Windsor

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Reading, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Thorpe Park, Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd., Hatfield House
Highlights from your plan
Windsor & Eton Brewery ©
Windsor & Eton Brewery
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort ©
LEGOLAND Windsor Resort

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