60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom route planner

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London
— 7 nights
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Bath
— 7 nights
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St Ives
— 6 nights
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Chipping Campden
— 4 nights
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Castleton
— 4 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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Ambleside
— 6 nights
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Bamburgh
— 1 night
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Durness
— 3 nights
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Aviemore
— 6 nights
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London

— 7 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Escape the urban bustle at Joe's Bows and The Big Cat Sanctuary. Head to Camden Market and Harrodsfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Eton Antique Bookshop (in Eton), Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading) and UK Wolf Conservation Trust (in Beenham). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of Churchill War Rooms.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London travel route planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in February; daily highs in London reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Bath

— 7 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
The Roman Baths and Wells Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Somerset Crafts and Castle Combe Village. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: fossilwalks.com (in Charmouth), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and Wells (A2 Gallery & Wells Market Place). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, and take in nature's colorful creations at Westonbirt Arboretum.

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You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives

— 6 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Plymouth Synagogue and Tavistock Town Hall will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Wildwood Arts Dartmoor and The Cowhouse Gallery capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting St Ives side-trips: Calstock Arts Centre (in Calstock), Crantock (Crantock Beach & Poly Joke Beach) and Mawgan Porth Beach (in Mawgan). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, take in the exciting artwork at Delamore House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St Ives Harbour Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our St Ives online trip maker.

You can drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Chipping Campden.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden

— 4 nights
Chipping Campden is a small market town in the Cotswold district of Gloucestershire, England. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Gallery at The Guild and Hart Gold and Silversmiths. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tewkesbury Abbey and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Chipping Campden side-trips: Swinbrook (St Mary's Church & St Oswald's Church), Tewkesbury (Showborough House Sculpture Garden & Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures) and Hook Norton Brewery (in Hook Norton). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Richard Hagen, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and explore the galleries of Fosse Gallery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Chipping Campden day trip site.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Chipping Campden takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. March in Chipping Campden sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Castleton.

Things to do in Chipping Campden

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Castleton

— 4 nights
Castleton is a village in the High Peak district of Derbyshire, England, at the western end of the Hope Valley on the Peakshole Water, a tributary of the River Noe, between the Dark Peak to the north and the White Peak to the south. Shop till you drop at Grindleford Community Shop and The Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Eyam Plague Village Museum and St. John the Baptist Tideswell are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, appreciate the views at Cave Dale, contemplate the long history of Eyam Hall & Craft Centre, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Castleton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chipping Campden to Castleton by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Chipping Campden in March since evenings lows in Castleton dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Castleton

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Trails

Side Trips

York

— 6 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Appreciate the collections at Walker Art Gallery and Chatsworth House. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York Shambles and Durham Heritage Coast. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: White Peakhouse Gallery (in Bakewell), Beacon Alpacas (in Husthwaite) and Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop (in Pilsley). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, browse the exhibits of Manchester Art Gallery, make a trip to Seaham Beach, and take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

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Drive from Castleton to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside

— 6 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get outdoors at Aira Force Waterfall and Loughrigg Fell. Thornthwaite Galleries and Heaton Cooper Studio will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ambleside: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Yew Tree Barn (in Low Newton) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). There's still lots to do: get great views at Orrest Head, get to know the fascinating history of Tarn Hows, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Silecroft Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ambleside trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from York to Ambleside takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bamburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh

— 1 night
Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beadnell Bay Beach, then stop by R Carter & Sons, then stroll through St Aiden Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Bamburgh online tour planner.

Getting from Ambleside to Bamburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Bamburgh

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Urbane Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Low Newton by the Sea Beach (in Newton by the Sea), Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and Mary Ann Rogers Gallery (in West Woodburn). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, stop by Edinburgh Old Town, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bamburgh to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Linnhe, admire the sheer force of Inchree Waterfalls, identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and finally trek along Glencoe Lochan. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Glencoe Mountain, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, then look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe & Dalness, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Glencoe are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Durness

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Lotte Glob and Mudness Ceramics. Get outdoors at Balnakeil Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Durness side-trips: Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Achmelvich Beach), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, view the masterpieces at Wee Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Rispond Beach.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Glencoe to Durness takes 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Durness are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Aviemore

— 6 nights
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Head to The Bookmark Bookshop and Grantown Antiques and Collectablesfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Fused and Light and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Explore Aviemore's surroundings by going to Steall Waterfall (in Fort William), Nevis Range Mountain Resort (in Torlundy) and Dalwhinnie Distillery (in Dalwhinnie). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris, delve into the lush surroundings at Rothiemurchus, stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, and admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Aviemore trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Durness to Aviemore in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in April, and nighttime lows around 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.