56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Bradford
train:  1​h
1
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Grasmere
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Durness
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
7
St Ives
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Weymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Caernarfon
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
End: Bradford

3
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.
Visit Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and York City Walls for their historical value. Head to Chatsworth House and Pandora's Box Antiques and Odditiesfor some retail therapy. Step out of York with an excursion to 199 Steps in Whitby--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, contemplate the long history of St. Crux Parish Hall, make a trip to York Shambles, and admire the striking features of York Minster.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read York trip itinerary builder tool .

Bradford to York is an approximately 1-hour train ride. You can also drive. July in York sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Whitby, Chatsworth House
Highlights from your plan
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby ©
Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
199 Steps ©
199 Steps

5
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castlerigg Stone Circle and Castle Crag. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catbells Lakeland Walk and Derwentwater. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Buttermere (in Buttermere) and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld). The adventure continues: stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, delve into the distant past at Hardknott Roman Fort, take in the awesome beauty at Old Man of Coniston, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Grasmere trip builder website .

Getting from York to Grasmere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Lake District, Buttermere Lake, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glamis Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as Cragside House and Gardens and Bamburgh Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and explore the galleries of Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Stirling Castle, Glamis Castle, Rosslyn Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

5
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. Visit Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach for some beach relaxation. Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and The Commando Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and All The Goodness (in Ardelve). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Oban Distillery, appreciate the views at Glencoe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Glenfinnan Church.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop, Glen Coe, Glen Etive, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get in touch with nature at Nairn Beach and Rosemarkie Beach. Highland Folk Museum and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit), Embo Beach (in Embo) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Cawdor Castle, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and get your bearings at Culloden Battlefield.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Inverness trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Inverness sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Aviemore, Nairn, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Embo Beach
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ardvreck Castle and Balnakeil Craft Village. We've included these beaches for you: Oldshoremore Beach and Sandwood Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Polin Beach (in Kinlochbervie). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Smoo Cave, identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, view the masterpieces at Mudness Ceramics, and enjoy the sand and surf at Durness Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Durness sightseeing tool .

Getting from Inverness to Durness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Durness, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to St Ives.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Ardvreck Castle, Scourie Bay, Achmelvich Beach, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Smoo Cave ©
Smoo Cave
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach

4
nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. You'll get in some beach time at Carbis Bay Beach and Fistral Beach Bar. Discover out-of-the-way places like Porthmeor Beach and Pendennis Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan), Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth) and Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Tintagel Castle, admire the natural beauty at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount, and stroll through Porthminster Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read St Ives tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Durness to St Ives takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Durness in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St Ives, with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Perranporth Beach, St. Michael's Mount, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tintagel Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Highlights from your plan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Carbis Bay Beach ©
Carbis Bay Beach

5
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. We've included these beaches for you: Weymouth Beach and Bournemouth Beach. Visit Portland Bill Lighthouse and Nothe Fort for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Weymouth: Cockington Court (in Torquay), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove, and learn about all things military at The Tank Museum.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Weymouth trip planner .

Traveling by car from St Ives to Weymouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Wareham, Corfe Castle, Cockington Court, The Donkey Sanctuary, Lulworth Cove
Highlights from your plan
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

4
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. Explore hidden gems such as The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Carisbrooke Castle. Shop till you drop at The Lanes and Gustamps. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Hengistbury Head Beach (in Bournemouth), Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, and take a leisurely stroll along Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth route builder tool .

Getting from Weymouth to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Chichester Cathedral, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Osborne House, Hengistbury Head Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beachy Head and Blenheim Palace. Get some historical perspective at Dover Castle and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at The British Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Banqueting House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read London sightseeing planning site .

Take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Beachy Head, Dover Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visit Castle Combe Village and Bath Abbey for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain and The Roman Baths. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Head 4 Heights Ltd (in Shorncote) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Dunster Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat, and step into the grandiose world of Farleigh Hungerford Castle.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Bath attractions planning tool .

Getting from London to Bath by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Longleat, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Head 4 Heights Waterpark, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Dunster Castle
Highlights from your plan
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

5
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. You'll get in some beach time at Barmouth Beach and Angel Bay. Step off the beaten path and head to Plas Mawr and South Stack Lighthouse. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog), Llandudno (Llandudno Promenade & Great Orme) and Conwy (Conwy Castle & Conwy Town Walls). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, contemplate the long history of Harlech Castle, and explore the historical opulence of Dolbadarn Castle.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Bath to Caernarfon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Llanberis, South Stack Lighthouse, Barmouth Beach
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Barmouth Beach ©
Barmouth Beach
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

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