57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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57 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + train:  27​h
1
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Wick
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 10 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Chatsworth House and York's Chocolate Story. York Minster and York City Walls will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Durham (St Laurence Church & Durham Cathedral) and National Coal Mining Museum for England (in Overton). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, learn about all things military at Kohima Museum, contemplate the long history of York Cold War Bunker, and take an in-depth tour of The York Army Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read York holiday maker site .

Sydney, Australia to York is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to York due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in September; daily highs in York reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Durham, Chatsworth House, National Coal Mining Museum for England
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Townend and Stott Park Bobbin Mill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale), Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (in Threlkeld) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Hawkshead Grammar School, take a memorable tour with Tours, admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kendal Unitarian Chapel.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ambleside travel route planner .

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kendal, Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere, Troutbeck, The Puzzling Place
Highlights from your plan
Townend ©
Townend
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip builder website .

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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. Let the collections at West Highland Museum and Glenfinnan railway museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse (in Kilchoan), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus, get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Camas nan Geall, and brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Fort William trip maker website .

Getting from Edinburgh to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Glencoe Folk Museum, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Camas nan Geall
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Glen Strathfarrar and Fort George will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tarbat Discovery Centre and Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly), Drumnadrochit (St Ninians Church & Corrimony Chambered Cairn) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dornoch Cathedral, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and tee off at Royal Dornoch Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Dornoch, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Nigg Old Church
Highlights from your plan
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

5
nights
Wick

Wick ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Holburn Head Lighthouse and Grey Cairns of Camster. Let the collections at Wick Heritage Museum and Laidhay Croft Museum capture your imagination. Explore Wick's surroundings by going to Castlehill Heritage Centre (in Castletown), Thurso (Old St Peter's Church, The Castle and Gardens of Mey, & more) and Dunbeath Preservation Trust (in Dunbeath).

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wick trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Wick takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Dunbeath, Dunnet, Bettyhill, Holburn Head Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Visit Yr Ysgwrn and Caernarfon Castle for their historical value. National Trust Penrhyn Castle and Airworld Aviation Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion) and Lloyd George Museum (in Llanystumdwy). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, enjoy some diversion at Beacon Climbing Centre, and get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Caernarfon journey planner .

Getting from Wick to Caernarfon by car takes about 10 hours. Other options: fly. In October, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Harlech, National Slate Museum, Lloyd George Museum, Yr Ysgwrn, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Y Lasynys Fawr ©
Y Lasynys Fawr
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

5
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Snowshill Manor and Sudeley Castle. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mechanical Music Museum and Combe Mill. Get out of town with these interesting Bourton-on-the-Water side-trips: St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook), Cirencester (Parish Church of St John Baptist & Corinium Museum) and St. Mary's Church (in Fairford). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Edward's Church, steep yourself in history at Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate, view the masterpieces at The Gallery at The Guild, and examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bourton-on-the-Water journey planning site .

You can drive from Caernarfon to Bourton-on-the-Water in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Bourton-on-the-Water, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Burford, Chipping Campden, Lower Slaughter, Cirencester
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Let the collections at The Roman Baths and Nature in Art capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stonehenge and Hailes Abbey. Venture out of the city with trips to Malmesbury (Athelstan Museum & Malmesbury Market Cross), Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center, don't miss a visit to Bath Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bride’s Mound, and delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath route planning website .

Getting from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Tewkesbury, Malmesbury, Wells Cathedral, Hailes Church, Bugatti Trust Visitor Center
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

10
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 some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. Let the collections at National Gallery and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at Tate Modern, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum, and make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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