58 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

58 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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58 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Liverpool
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thurso
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Fort William
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Penrith
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ulverston
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Caernarfon
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
8
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 8 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
End: Liverpool

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Fort George. Let the collections at Highland Folk Museum and Highland Archive Centre capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Landmark Forest Adventure Park. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection), and cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Inverness journey builder site .

Liverpool to Inverness is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Liverpool in August, Inverness is little chillier at night with lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Thurso.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Corrimony Chambered Cairn ©
Corrimony Chambered Cairn

3
nights
Thurso

Thurso ©
Thurso is a town and former burgh on the north coast of the Highland council area of Scotland.
You'll explore and learn at Wick Heritage Museum and Strathnaver Museum. Castle Sinclair Girnigoe and The Castle and Gardens of Mey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Thurso side-trips: Grey Cairns of Camster (in Roster), Dunbeath (Laidhay Croft Museum & Dunbeath Preservation Trust) and Clan Gunn Museum (in Latheron). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Castlehill Heritage Centre, visit a coastal fixture at Strathy Point Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, and explore the historical opulence of Castle Varrich.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Thurso trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Inverness to Thurso by car takes about 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fort William.

Things to do in Thurso

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wick, Dunbeath, Clan Gunn Museum, Grey Cairns of Camster, Strathy Point Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse

6
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. West Highland Museum and Glenfinnan railway museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Camusdarach Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle Tioram, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Camas nan Geall.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fort William itinerary maker app .

Traveling by car from Thurso to Fort William takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Arisaig, Fort Augustus, Well of the Seven Heads
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. Royal Yacht Britannia and Calton Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, and identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Penrith.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

6
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll explore and learn at Hawkshead Grammar School and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum. Get some historical perspective at Townend and Shap Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Jesus Church (in Troutbeck), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Castle Crag (in Grange-in-Borrowdale). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, see the interesting displays at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Loughrigg Fell, and identify plant and animal life at Lakeland Bird of Prey Centre.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Penrith travel planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Penrith by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Edinburgh in August since evenings lows in Penrith dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ulverston.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ambleside, Keswick, Windermere, Troutbeck, Appleby-in-Westmorland
Highlights from your plan
Townend ©
Townend
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School

4
nights
Ulverston

Ulverston ©
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Visit Stott Park Bobbin Mill and Levens Hall for their historical value. Let the collections at Lakeland Motor Museum and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Kendal (Kendal Castle & Quaker Tapestry), St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot) and Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass). There's much more to do: meet the residents at Predator Experience, explore the ancient world of Furness Abbey, see the interesting displays at Laurel and Hardy Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ulverston online travel route builder .

Drive from Penrith to Ulverston in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Ulverston

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kendal, Grange-over-Sands, Barrow-in-Furness, Muncaster Castle, Hardknott Roman Fort
Highlights from your plan
Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill

6
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Portmeirion Village and Harlech Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Caernarfon Castle and National Trust Penrhyn Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Marks's Brithdir (in Brithdir), Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth) and Gwydir Castle (in Llanrwst). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, steep yourself in history at Yr Ysgwrn, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, and explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip planning tool .

Drive from Ulverston to Caernarfon in 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Harlech, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Saint Marks's Brithdir, Falconry Experience Wales, Portmeirion Village
Highlights from your plan
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Saint Marks's Brithdir ©
Saint Marks's Brithdir

6
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Snowshill Manor and Corinium Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sudeley Castle and St. Edward's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Parish Church of St John Baptist (in Cirencester), St Mary's Church (in Swinbrook) and Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Mechanical Music Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and admire the natural beauty at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Bourton-on-the-Water takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Bourton-on-the-Water sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Chipping Campden, Moreton-in-Marsh, Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold
Highlights from your plan
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Hailes Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Stonehenge and Jet Age Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Gloucester (St Mary de Crypt Church, Gloucester Docks, & more), Bugatti Trust Visitor Center (in Gotherington) and Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Berkeley Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Gardens at Highgrove, and witness the site of a historic battle at Tewkesbury Battlefield Commemorative Sculptures.

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

Traveling by car from Bourton-on-the-Water to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Slimbridge, Cheltenham, Tetbury
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center ©
Bugatti Trust Visitor Center

8
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 Churchill War Rooms. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Buckingham Palace and Tower of London. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and examine the collection at The British Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the London sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

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