59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  11​h
1
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Inverness
— 6 nights
bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Fort William
— 4 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
5
Glasgow
— 2 nights
train:  4​h
6
Grasmere
— 4 nights
train:  5​h
7
Llandudno
— 5 nights
train:  5​h
8
Gloucester
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
9
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
10
Portsmouth
— 7 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Chicago

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pickering's Gin Distillery and Photography Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

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Chicago, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Edinburgh. In March, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Aiden Beach, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Pickering's Gin Distillery ©
Pickering's Gin Distillery
Photography Tours

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Distillery Tours and Room Escape Games. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, take a memorable tour with Tours, and get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Inverness are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Distillery Tours
Room Escape Games
River Ness ©
River Ness

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Quiraing and Eilean Donan Castle. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, admire the sheer force of Lealt Falls, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sound of Sleat Beach, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Isle of Skye, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and car. In March, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
Highlights from your plan
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steall Waterfall and Glen Coe. Step out of Fort William with an excursion to Morar Beach in Morar--about 1 hour away. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, and get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Loch Shiel, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bingham's Pond. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Tenement House, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then wander the streets of Glasgow West End.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow road trip app .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience
Highlights from your plan
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Step off the beaten path and head to Derwentwater and Catbells Lakeland Walk. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, make a trip to Surprise View, trek along Central Fells, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Grasmere online trip planner .

Getting from Glasgow to Grasmere by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, St Sunday Crag, Helvellyn, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Central Fells
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Great Orme and Llandudno Promenade. And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, appreciate the history behind The Queen of Hearts Statue, make a trip to The Floral Clock, and discover the riches below the earth's surface at Great Orme Copper Mine.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Grasmere to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

6
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gloucester Cathedral and Briery Hill Llamas. Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Chavenage House (in Tetbury) and Coleford (Hopewell Colliery & The Forest of Dean). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks, get engrossed in the history at Gloucester Life Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum, and get lost in a book at Gloucestershire Archives.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. April in Gloucester sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 44°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Coleford, Chavenage House, Briery Hill Llamas, Hillside Brewery
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Royal Victoria Park and Spas. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, walk around Alexandra Park, and admire the masterpieces at Holburne Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Royal Victoria Park ©
Royal Victoria Park
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath

7
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, learn about all things military at Jutland 1916, enjoy breathtaking views from Spinnaker Tower, and get engrossed in the history at The D-Day Story.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth travel planning website .

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. April in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 39°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chichester Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose Museum ©
The Mary Rose Museum
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson ©
Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson

7
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Beer Tastings & Tours and Wallace Collection. Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew) and Room Escape Games (in Margate). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, stroll around Regent's Park, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read London trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Portsmouth to London in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. April in London sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Room Escape Games
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Beer Tastings & Tours

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