60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
1
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Conwy
— 5 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Stromness, Mainland
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Inverness
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ullapool
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
7
Isle of Lewis
— 5 nights
Drive + ferry:  3​h 15​min
8
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Oban
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
11
Alnwick
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
St. Helier, Jersey
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Sydney

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.
Popular historic sites such as The Lanes and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Brighton (Gustamps & North Laine). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, and contemplate the long history of Houses of Parliament.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planning app .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to London is minus 10 hours. In September, daytime highs in London are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Swanage.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brighton and Hove
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
The British Museum ©
The British Museum

2
nights
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. On the 8th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at The Tank Museum, explore the historical opulence of Corfe Castle, then look for gifts at Pursenalities, then take in the exciting artwork at Lucy's Farm, and finally examine the collection at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Swanage trip planner .

Traveling by car from London to Swanage takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Swanage are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Swanage

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, Corfe Castle
Highlights from your plan
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle

5
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. For shopping fun, head to Plas Glyn y Weddw or The Gift Shop. Step off the beaten path and head to Caernarfon Castle and Portmeirion Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Conwy: Castle Gallery (in Criccieth), Beaumaris (Beaumaris Gaol & Beaumaris Castle) and Browsers Bookshop (in Porthmadog). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, steep yourself in history at Cae'r Gors, take in nature's colorful creations at Bodnant Garden, and get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Conwy trip planner .

Traveling by car from Swanage to Conwy takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In September in Conwy, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Stromness.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Llandudno, Caernarfon, Beaumaris, Bodnant Garden, Plas Glyn y Weddw
Highlights from your plan
Smallest House in Britain ©
Smallest House in Britain
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

5
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Skara Brae and Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre. Get a sense of the local culture at Saint Magnus Cathedral and Broch of Gurness. Venture out of the city with trips to South Ronaldsay (Tomb of the Eagles & Hoxa Tapestry Gallery), Orkney Wine Company (in Holm) and Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm (in St. Mary's). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, contemplate the long history of Standing Stones of Stenness, step off the mainland to explore Brough Of Birsay, and look for gifts at The Quernstone Knitwear Shop.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Stromness trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Conwy to Stromness takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, flight, and ferry. Traveling from Conwy in September, you will find days in Stromness are a bit cooler (17°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Birsay, Kirkwall, South Ronaldsay, Stenness, Orkney Fossil and Heritage Centre
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm ©
Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Fused and Light and Castle Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Glenfiddich Distillery and Scottish Flair Art Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus), The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach (in Aviemore) and Grantown Antiques and Collectables (in Grantown-on-Spey). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fort George.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Inverness attractions planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Stromness to Inverness in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In September in Inverness, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Inverness

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Beauly, Newtonmore, Glenfiddich Distillery, The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Fort Augustus Abbey ©
Fort Augustus Abbey
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get some cultural insight at RhueArt and Dun Dornaigil Broch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Perfume Studio and Made in Ullapool. Change things up with these side-trips from Ullapool: Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll), Lochinver (Highland Stoneware, Baddidarroch & Achmelvich Beach) and The Culkein Store (in Stoer). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at An Talla Solais, tee off at Ullapool Golf Club, and look for gifts at The Captain's Cabin.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ullapool trip itinerary app .

Getting from Inverness to Ullapool by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Ullapool sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Lewis.

Things to do in Ullapool

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Lochinver, Dun Dornaigil Broch, The Jammery Culkein, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Perfume Studio
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch
The Jammery Culkein ©
The Jammery Culkein

5
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.
Do your shopping at Hebridean Soap Company and The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay. Get some cultural insight at Callanish Standing Stones and Gearannan Blackhouse Village. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Isle of Lewis: Tarbert (Isle of Harris Distillery & Harris Tweed and Knitwear). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Luskentyre, stop by Harris Tweed Isle of Harris, take in the exciting artwork at Blue Pig Studio, and contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isle of Lewis holiday planner .

Explore your travel options from Ullapool to Isle of Lewis with the Route module. September in Isle of Lewis sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Isle of Lewis

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Harris, Tarbert, The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay
Highlights from your plan
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay ©
The Harris Tweed Company Grosebay

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Skyelark and Hebridean Isles Trading Company -Island at the Edge. Appreciate the collections at Skyeworks Gallery and Alan Campbell Gallery. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, stop by Duncan House, explore the ancient world of Dunscaith Castle, and view the masterpieces at Uig Pottery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye journey planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Isle of Lewis to Isle of Skye in 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Oban.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Shopping Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Dunscaith Castle ©
Dunscaith Castle
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

5
nights
Oban

Oban ©
Oban is a resort town within the Argyll and Bute council area of Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ardshealach Smokehouse & Fine Foods and Inveraray Castle. Appreciate the collections at The Jetty Gallery and Kilmartin Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oban: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Inveraray Jail (in Inveraray) and Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct, stop by The Gem Box, sample the fine beverages at Oban Distillery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands of Morar.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Oban online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Oban takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oban

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kilmartin, Inveraray, Glenfinnan, Argyll Pottery, Castle Stalker
Highlights from your plan
Oban Distillery ©
Oban Distillery
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do your shopping at Buchanan Street and Jenners. Let the collections at Stirling Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online visit planner .

You can drive from Oban to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stirling, Rosslyn Chapel, Buchanan Street
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

6
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. For shopping fun, head to Barter Books or R Carter & Sons. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lindisfarne Priory and Durham Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Alnwick side-trips: Housesteads Fort and Museum - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), The Quayside (in Newcastle upon Tyne) and Vindolanda (in Hexham). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, play a few rounds at Bamburgh Castle Golf Club, and stroll through The Alnwick Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alnwick trip builder website .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Alnwick sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Hexham, Holy Island, Cragside House and Gardens, Durham Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

4
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Head to Rivoli Jewellers and The Chocolate Bar Jerseyfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital and Mont Orgueil Castle. Explore St. Helier's surroundings by going to German Occupation Museum (in Forest), Castle Cornet (in St Peter Port) and The Little Chapel (in Les Vauxbelets).

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the St. Helier trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Alnwick to St. Helier in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Alnwick in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 13°C in St. Helier. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Grouville, St. Brelade, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, German Occupation Museum, Mont Orgueil Castle
Highlights from your plan
Elizabeth Castle ©
Elizabeth Castle
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle

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