60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
Fly:  15 h 45 min
1
London
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
5
St. Helier, Jersey
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  6 h 15 min
6
Isle of Lewis
— 3 nights
Drive + Ferry:  4 h
7
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Fort William, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
9
Inverness, Scotland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
10
Stromness, Mainland
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Train:  2 h 30 min
12
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h
13
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Imperial War Museum and North Laine. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Harrods and A&S Jewellery Manufacturing Limited. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at British Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary planner.

Cincinnati, USA to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to London is 5 hours. In March, daytime highs in London are 51°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, North Laine
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

5
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 Fleet Air Arm Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stonehenge and Worcester Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol), Gloucester Cathedral (in Gloucester) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Dunster Castle, explore the ancient world of Avebury Stone Circle, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and take in the views from Pulteney Bridge.

To see more things to do and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Bath can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Gloucester Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Avebury Stone Circle, Stonehenge
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Fleet Air Arm Museum ©
Fleet Air Arm Museum

3
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Appreciate the collections at The Tank Museum and L'Artishe Gallery and Studio. Do your shopping at Pursenalities and Cordwainers. Get out of town with these interesting Swanage side-trips: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum (in Bournemouth), Portland Bill Lighthouse (in Isle of Portland) and Nothe Fort (in Weymouth). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry, get to know the fascinating history of Corfe Castle Model Village, and stop by StoneWorks Gallery.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Swanage online itinerary creator.

Getting from Bath to Swanage by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Swanage

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, The Tank Museum, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Nothe Fort, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse

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. You'll explore and learn at Carisbrooke Castle and HMS Warrior 1860. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Winchester Cathedral and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral (in Salisbury), Mottisfont Abbey (in Mottisfont) and Weald & Downland Living Museum (in Singleton). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at HMS Victory, browse the different shops at Gunwharf Quays, and admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral.

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

Drive from Swanage to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chichester, Winchester Cathedral, Mottisfont Abbey, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Arundel Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Weald & Downland Living Museum ©
Weald & Downland Living Museum
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens

4
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Popular historic sites such as Mont Orgueil Castle and Elizabeth Castle are in your itinerary. Do your shopping at The Chocolate Bar Jersey and Hettich Jewellers.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our St. Helier itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Portsmouth to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In March in St. Helier, expect temperatures between 51°F during the day and 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey Zoo, Grouville Parish Church
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)

3
nights
Isle of Lewis

Isle of Lewis ©
Forming the northern part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides archipelago, Isle of Lewis offers scenery consisting of fertile pastures and a meandering, rocky coastline.
Get a sense of the local culture at Callanish Standing Stones and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay and The Good Food Boutique.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Lewis online itinerary creator.

Do a combination of flight and bus from St. Helier to Isle of Lewis in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. Expect little chillier evenings in Isle of Lewis when traveling from St. Helier in March, with lows around 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay, Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery ©
Ardbuidhe Cottage Gallery

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trotternish Art Gallery and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Museum-lovers will get to explore JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter) and Clan Donald Skye Visitor Centre.

To find ratings and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and ferry. In March, plan for daily highs up to 48°F, and evening lows to 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Skyelark ©
Skyelark
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

5
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods and Woodland Pottery. Inveraray Jail and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Cille Choirill Church (in Roybridge), Inveraray Castle (in Inveraray) and Argyll Pottery (in Barcaldine). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church, look for gifts at Resipole Studios, and examine the collection at West Highland Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Fort William travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Acharacle, Inveraray, Glenfinnan, Woodland Pottery & Crafts, Cille Choirill Church
Highlights from your plan
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens
Inveraray Castle ©
Inveraray Castle

6
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Culloden Battlefield and Nigg Old Church for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Highland Folk Museum and Scottish Flair Fine Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: The Dornoch Bookshop (in Dornoch), Nairn Beach (in Nairn) and Golspie (Orcadian Stone Exhibition and gift shop & Dunrobin Castle and Gardens). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Fort George, look for gifts at Iceberg Glass, pause for some serene contemplation at Cromarty East Church, and see the interesting displays at Glenfiddich Distillery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Inverness tour planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Inverness are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cromarty, Fort Augustus, Dufftown, Golspie, Nairn Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Dornoch Bookshop ©
The Dornoch Bookshop
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Skara Brae and Saint Magnus Cathedral. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ring of Brodgar and Barony Mill. Change things up with these side-trips from Stromness: Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's) and Hoy (Hackness Martello Tower & Dwarfie Stane). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at The Viking Centre, explore the ancient world of Maeshowe, examine the collection at Orkney Wireless Museum, and view the masterpieces at Artworks Of The Earth.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Stromness itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Stromness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. In April, daily temperatures in Stromness can reach 50°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Birsay, Hoy, Stenness, Harray, Kirkwall
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Maeshowe ©
Maeshowe
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bamburgh Castle and Holyrood Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Royal Mile. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury), Buchanan Street (in Glasgow) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stromness to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In April, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, National Wallace Monument, Buchanan Street, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fountains Abbey and Steep Hill. Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and Castle Howard. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Streetlife Museum of Transport (in Kingston-upon-Hull), Yorkshire Sculpture Park (in Wakefield) and National Coal Mining Museum for England (in Overton). There's still lots to do: get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum, don't miss a visit to York City Walls, and get your game on at The York Dungeon.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our York travel planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, daily temperatures in York can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Wakefield, Fountains Abbey, Steep Hill, Streetlife Museum of Transport
Highlights from your plan
York Cold War Bunker ©
York Cold War Bunker
National Coal Mining Museum for England ©
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Gift Shop and Hufenfa'r Castell. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Caernarfon Castle and Harlech Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Conwy (Baravelli's & Conwy Castle), South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead) and Portmeirion Village (in Portmeirion). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, see the interesting displays at Penrhyn Castle, and get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon custom trip planner.

You can drive from York to Caernarfon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Harlech, Conwy, Beaumaris Castle, National Slate Museum, South Stack Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

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