60 days in United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam, Holland
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Duror, United Kingdom
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Durham, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  45​min
6
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Holyhead, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
10
Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
12
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
train:  3​h
13
Aarhus, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
14
Stockholm, Sweden
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam, Holland

3
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Nigg Old Church and Culloden Battlefield for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle Leod and Fort George. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Kingussie (RSPB - Insh Marshes & RZSS Highland Wildlife Park), Cairngorm Reindeer Centre (in Glenmore) and Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, steep yourself in history at Urquhart Castle, and view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Inverness is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Inverness is minus 1 hour. January in Inverness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Duror.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kingussie, Beauly, Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, Culloden Battlefield, Castle Leod
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

1
night
Duror, United Kingdom

Duror ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Glencoe Lochan and then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Duror trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Inverness to Duror in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Duror when traveling from Inverness in January, with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Duror

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trip

Glencoe Lochan
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. Appreciate the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and Scottish National Gallery. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Real Mary King's Close.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Edinburgh day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Duror to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Duror in January, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums 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

4
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Crag and Loughrigg Fell. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Muncaster Castle and St Catherine's Chruch. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Kendal (Kendal Unitarian Chapel & Foulshaw Moss Nature Reserve), RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve (in Millom) and Barrow-in-Furness (Sandscale Haws National Nature Reserve & South Walney Nature Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Moss Eccles Tarn, get great views at Walla Crag, make a trip to Hampsfell Hospice, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Sheffield Pike.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside journey builder site .

Drive from Edinburgh to Ambleside in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Durham.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barrow-in-Furness, Kendal, RSPB Hodbarrow Nature Reserve, Hampsfell Hospice, Castle Crag
Highlights from your plan
Moss Eccles Tarn ©
Moss Eccles Tarn
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Hawkshead Grammar School ©
Hawkshead Grammar School

4
nights
Durham, United Kingdom

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Durham Heritage Coast and St Laurence Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Durham Cathedral and Victoria Tunnel. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durham: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), EXIT Newcastle (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Falconry Days (in Hexham). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Walworth Castle Birds of Prey, explore the historical opulence of Durham Castle, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Ushaw College, and have fun at Durham Climbing Centre.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Durham trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Ambleside to Durham in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Falconry Days, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Durham Heritage Coast ©
Durham Heritage Coast

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

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.
Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and Chatsworth House. Visit York Minster and Guildhall for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Yorkshire Wildlife Park (in Doncaster), Hawks Of Steele (in Newark-on-Trent) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, admire the landmark architecture of The Shrine and Parish Church of All Saints North Street, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and contemplate the long history of Jacob's Well.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in York are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Holyhead.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

York Bird of Prey Centre, National Centre for Birds of Prey, Chatsworth House, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Hawks Of Steele
Highlights from your plan
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

4
nights
Holyhead, United Kingdom

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. Visit Caernarfon Castle and Barclodiad y Gawres Burial Chamber for their historical value. Bryn Celli Ddu and Parys Mountain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn (in Newborough), The Dingle (Nant y Pandy) Nature Reserve (in Llangefni) and Lligwy Burial Chamber (in Moelfre). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Holyhead mountain Hut Circles, pause for some serene contemplation at St Tysilio's Church, visit a coastal fixture at Penmon Point, and have some family-friendly fun at Beacon Climbing Centre.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Holyhead trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from York to Holyhead in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Holyhead are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Betws-y-Coed.

Things to do in Holyhead

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Amlwch, Caernarfon, Bryn Celli Ddu, Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn, Lligwy Burial Chamber
Highlights from your plan
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn ©
Newborough Warren & Ynys Llanddwyn
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Bryn Celli Ddu ©
Bryn Celli Ddu

4
nights
Betws-y-Coed, United Kingdom

Betws-y-Coed ©
Y Lasynys Fawr and Castell-y-bere will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ty Mawr Wybrnant and Llangelynin Old Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Betws-y-Coed: Saint Marks's Brithdir (in Brithdir), Nantclwyd y Dre (in Ruthin) and Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth).

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Betws-y-Coed driving holiday planner .

Getting from Holyhead to Betws-y-Coed by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Betws-y-Coed can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Conwy, RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve, Castell Dinas Bran, Falconry Experience Wales, Y Lasynys Fawr
Highlights from your plan
Falconry Experience Wales ©
Falconry Experience Wales
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Saint Marks's Brithdir ©
Saint Marks's Brithdir

3
nights
Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Get a sense of the local culture at Warwick Castle and St. Peter's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Oswald's Church and Charlecote Mill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cheltenham: Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary de Crypt Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cheltenham day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Betws-y-Coed to Cheltenham takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Gloucester, Warwick, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, St. Peter's Church, St Oswald's Church
Highlights from your plan
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
St. Peter's Church ©
St. Peter's Church
St Oswald's Church ©
St Oswald's Church

4
nights
Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and Longleat are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Somerset Crafts (in Westhay), Wells Cathedral (in Wells) and Ham Wall Nature Reserve (in Glastonbury). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum, explore the world behind art at Beaux Arts Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and steep yourself in history at Bath's Old Orchard Street Theatre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Bath journey maker website .

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Glastonbury, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Longleat, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Somerset Crafts ©
Somerset Crafts
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. British Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in London, make a side trip to see Imperial Bird of Prey Academy in Billericay, approximately 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Tower Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Buckingham Palace, and learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London online holiday planner .

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Imperial Bird of Prey Academy
Highlights from your plan
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosenborg Castle and Amalienborg. National Museum of Denmark and Thorvaldsens Museum will appeal to museum buffs. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Nyhavn, steep yourself in history at Christiansborg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Frederiks Kirke (The Marble Church), and see the interesting displays at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen attractions planner .

You can fly from London to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Copenhagen is 1 hour. Traveling from London in February, you will find days in Copenhagen are a bit cooler (5°C), and nights are about the same (0°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Aarhus.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn

5
nights
Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus ©
Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Popular historic sites such as Helligaandskirken and Todbjerg Kirke are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Den Gamle By and Elev Kirke. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Aarslev Engso, admire the masterpieces at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at Gl. Aaby Kirke, and get curious at Moesgaard Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aarhus attractions planner .

You can take a train from Copenhagen to Aarhus in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Aarhus

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Helligaandskirken ©
Helligaandskirken
Den Gamle By ©
Den Gamle By
Todbjerg Kirke ©
Todbjerg Kirke

5
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Skansen. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and Monteliusvagen. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Fotografiska, admire the masterpieces at Moderna Museet - Stockholm, wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town, and take in the exciting artwork at Fargfabriken.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Stockholm trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Stockholm takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. While traveling from Aarhus, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 1°C to lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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