60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h
1
London
— 6 nights
train:  3​h
2
Weymouth
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Bath
— 6 nights
train:  7​h
4
Caernarfon
— 6 nights
train:  6​h
5
York
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ambleside
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
7
Edinburgh
— 7 nights
train:  5​h 15​min
8
Fort William
— 7 nights
bus:  2​h 15​min
9
Inverness
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Chicago

6
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beachy Head and Bletchley Park. Get some historical perspective at Dover Castle and Canterbury Cathedral. Take a break from London with a short trip to Royal Pavilion in Brighton, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our London day trip website .

Chicago, USA to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to London. In September, London is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Canterbury Cathedral, Royal Pavilion, Bletchley Park, Dover Castle, Beachy Head
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Bletchley Park ©
Bletchley Park
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

6
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get a sense of the local culture at Nothe Fort and Hurst Castle. Visit Knightshayes court and Sherborne Abbey for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Portchester Castle (in Portchester), Lulworth Castle & Park (in East Lulworth) and National Trust - Hardy's Cottage (in Dorchester). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Weymouth Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Catherine's Chapel, don't miss a visit to Weymouth Harbour, and take a memorable drive along Jurassic Safari.

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You can drive from London to Weymouth in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dorchester, Lytes Cary Manor (National Trust), Knightshayes court, Christchurch Priory Church, St Catherine by the Sea
Highlights from your plan
Nothe Fort ©
Nothe Fort
Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Hurst Castle ©
Hurst Castle

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Castle Combe Village and Dunster Castle. Hereford Cathedral and The Roman Baths will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Avebury Manor (in Avebury) and The Close (in Salisbury). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Worcester Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St John The Evangelist Church, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bath online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Hereford, Dunster Castle, Coughton Court, Stonehenge, The Cotswold Range
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Dunster Castle ©
Dunster Castle
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

6
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Explore hidden gems such as Caernarfon Castle and Cader Idris. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Conwy Castle and Segontium Roman Fort. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caernarfon: Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Capel Garmon Burial Chamber (in Capel Garmon) and The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo (in Rhos-on-Sea). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, contemplate the long history of Plas yn Rhiw, examine the collection at Quarry Hospital Museum, and don't miss a visit to Caernarfon Town Walls.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip planner .

Getting from Bath to Caernarfon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. September in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 63°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

National Slate Museum, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Capel Garmon Burial Chamber, Conwy Castle, Gwydir Castle
Highlights from your plan
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
National Slate Museum ©
National Slate Museum

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Castle Howard. Popular historic sites such as Rievaulx Abbey and Bolsover Castle are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Helmsley Castle (in Helmsley), Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam) and Jervaulx Abbey (in Jervaulx). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, steep yourself in history at The Workhouse, Southwell, identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the York trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in York are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Newark-on-Trent, Helmsley, York Bird of Prey Centre, Lumsdale Valley, Church of Saint Mary, Whitby
Highlights from your plan
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Bolsover Castle ©
Bolsover Castle

7
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carlisle Cathedral and Loughrigg Fell. Step out of the city life by going to Climbing Tours and Derwentwater. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Kendal Parish Church (in Kendal), Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Grange-in-Borrowdale (Castle Crag & Holy Trinity Church). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall, explore the activities along Lake Windermere, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Predator Experience, and don't miss a visit to Townend.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ambleside online holiday maker .

Getting from York to Ambleside by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Grange-in-Borrowdale, Troutbeck, Windermere, Kendal, Keswick
Highlights from your plan
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral

7
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visiting Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Greyfriars Kirk and Holyrood Park. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cragside House and Gardens, Rosslyn Chapel, Doune Castle, Bamburgh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

7
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like West Highland Museum and Castle Stalker. Visiting Steall Waterfall and Camusdarach Beach will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Morar Beach (in Morar), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, and contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fort William holiday 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Dunollie Museum, Castle and Grounds, West Highland Way, St. Conan’s Kirk, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Fort George and Culloden Battlefield will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Dunrobin Castle and Gardens and Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Glenmore Forest Park (in Aviemore). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, stroll through Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail, steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and play a few rounds at Fairways Loch Ness Golf Course.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 41°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Beauly, Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Fairy Glen, Culloden Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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