60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom trip planner

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Liverpool
— 4 nights
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Cheltenham
— 5 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Newquay
— 4 nights
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Bournemouth
— 4 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 6 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Norwich
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh
— 6 nights
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne
— 5 nights
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York
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Liverpool

— 4 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liverpool Cathedral and Chester Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Beatles Story and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Lymm Heritage Centre (in Lymm), Ironbridge (Ironbridge Gorge Museums & The Coracle Micropub And Beer Shop) and The British Ironwork Centre (in Oswestry). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, and take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool online tour planner.

Manchester to Liverpool is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

Cheltenham

— 5 nights
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blenheim Palace and Worcester Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Woodchester Valley Vineyard. Venture out of the city with trips to The Parish Church of St. Mary (in Lower Slaughter), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Feldon Valley (in Lower Brailes). There's much more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Hook Norton Brewery, stop by Hatton Country World, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church, and sample the fine beverages at Sibling Distillery.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cheltenham trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Cheltenham takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Longleat and Castle Combe Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Westonbirt Arboretum and Bath Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bride’s Mound (in Glastonbury), Bristol (Clifton Suspension Bridge & Brunel's SS Great Britain) and Wells Market Place (in Wells). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate the long history of The Roman Baths, and admire the landmark architecture of The Circus.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bath road trip planning site.

You can drive from Cheltenham to Bath in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Newquay

— 4 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lanhydrock House and Garden and Tintagel Castle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Westward Ho Beach and Fistral Beach Bar. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Newquay: Carbis Bay Beach (in Carbis Bay), Winkleigh Cider Company (in Winkleigh) and Padstow Brewing Company (in Padstow). There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Perranporth Beach, take a stroll through The Barbican, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porth Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Newquay trip planner.

You can drive from Bath to Newquay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bournemouth

— 4 nights
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Corfe Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Hengistbury Head Beach and The Mary Rose. Venture out of the city with trips to Bombay Sapphire Distillery (in Whitchurch), Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Winchester Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Lower Gardens, sample the tasty concoctions at Ringwood Brewery, and savor the flavors at The Wight Bear.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Bournemouth online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Bournemouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove

— 6 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Lanes and Royal Pavilion. Step off the beaten path and head to Tulleys Farm and Chutima Therapy. Explore Brighton and Hove's surroundings by going to Anno Distillers (in Marden), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Bluebell Vineyard Estates (in Sheffield Green). There's much more to do: take a stroll through North Laine, stop by Gustamps, kick back and relax at Camber Sands, and explore the striking landscape at Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brighton and Hove visit planner.

Drive from Bournemouth to Brighton and Hove in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping

Side Trips

London

— 6 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Westminster and Trafalgar Square. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Explore London's surroundings by going to Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow) and Thames Valley Wine School (in Reading). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary website.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in London can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries

Side Trips

Norwich

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Explore hidden gems such as Thursford and Blickling Estate. Anglesey Abbey and Norfolk Wine School are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Norwich's surroundings by going to Wells Next The Sea Beach (in Wells-next-the-Sea), Oxburgh Hall (in King's Lynn) and Holkham Hall (in Holkham). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Horsey Beach, stroll through Cromer Beach, admire the striking features of Ely Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Norwich online holiday planner.

Drive from London to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Norwich, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Edinburgh

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Edinburgh Gin Distillery and St Andrews Links. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Venture out of the city with trips to Pitlochry (Blair Athol Distillery & Edradour Distillery). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, sample the tasty concoctions at Stewart Brewing, admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens, and stop by Edinburgh Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Norwich to Edinburgh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. January in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore hidden gems such as Glasgow West End and Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Buchanan Street and Stirling Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Glasgow: A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald), The Glenturret Distillery (in Crieff) and Allanwater Brewhouse (in Bridge of Allan). The adventure continues: explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Glengoyne Distillery, examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Glasgow Cathedral.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip planning website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Glasgow

Breweries & Distilleries · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne

— 5 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Beamish Museum and Durham Cathedral. Explore hidden gems such as The Quayside and Beadnell Bay Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newcastle upon Tyne: Grace Darling Museum (in Bamburgh), Borderlands Travel Ltd (in Wingate) and Durham (Durham Heritage Coast & Seaham Beach). There's much more to do: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Lakes Distillery, relax and rejuvenate at Thai Orchid Spa and Massage, pause for some photo ops at The Angel of the North, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Glasgow to Newcastle upon Tyne by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Newcastle upon Tyne sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

York

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as York City Walls and York Castle Museum. Get some cultural insight at Lincoln Cathedral and York's Chocolate Story. Change things up with these side-trips from York: 199 Steps (in Whitby), Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby) and Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, admire the landmark architecture of York Shambles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a York trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Newcastle upon Tyne to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February in York, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

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.