47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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47 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  29​h
1
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Canterbury
— Few hours
+3
train + bus + Fly + bus:  9​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Hay-on-Wye
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Cardiff
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Clovelly
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
St Ives
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
12
Penzance
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
13
Falmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Exeter
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
15
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
16
Oxford
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
17
London
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Wellington


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3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): deepen your understanding at Trinity College, identify plant and animal life at The Backs, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shuttleworth Collection. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arundel Cathedral, wander the streets of Kemptown, then explore the historical opulence of Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Standen.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our London day trip planning website .

Wellington, New Zealand to London is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 12 hours traveling from Wellington to London. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Wellington in May since evenings lows in London dip to 9°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Canterbury.

Things to do in London

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambridge, Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum, Petersham Meadows, Arundel Cathedral, Shuttleworth Collection
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Shuttleworth Collection ©
Shuttleworth Collection
Kemptown ©
Kemptown
Lewes Castle & Barbican House Museum ©

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Canterbury

Canterbury ©
Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. On the 20th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre and then kick back and relax at Tankerton Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Canterbury trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Canterbury in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Canterbury

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tankerton Beach, Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre
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Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre ©

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Dunscaith Castle and St. Columba's Isle. For shopping fun, head to Uig Pottery or The Oyster Shed. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Talisker Beach, take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge, head outdoors with Skye Adventure, and contemplate the long history of Dun Beag Broch.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Canterbury to Isle of Skye in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. May in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure

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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. We've included these beaches for you: Morar Beach and Camusdarach Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Glen Etive and Lost Valley Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Castle Stalker in Appin (about 40 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Glencoe Lochan, take in the dramatic scenery at Inchree Waterfalls, make a trip to Ballachulish Slate Quarry, and tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort William route builder website .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Castle Stalker, Morar Beach, Ballachulish Slate Quarry, Inchree Waterfalls
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Broughty Castle and Fraser Gallery St Andrews. Take a break from the city and head to Elie Beach and Phoenix Falconry. Venture out of the city with trips to Smailholm Tower (in Kelso), St. Boswells (Dryburgh Abbey & Scott's View) and Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Dunblane Cathedral, stroll the grounds of St Fillans Church, and step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Boswells, Dunblane Cathedral, Phoenix Falconry, Elie Beach, St Fillans Church
Highlights from your plan
Smailholm Tower ©
Smailholm Tower
Dryburgh Abbey ©
Dryburgh Abbey
Traquair House & Brewery ©
Traquair House & Brewery

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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.
Visit Easby Abbey and National Trust - Rievaulx Terrace for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Walworth Castle Birds of Prey and Staithes Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens (in Northallerton), Ryedale Folk Museum (in Hutton le Hole) and Jervaulx Abbey (in Jervaulx). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cayton Bay Beach, don't miss a visit to Mallyan Spout, and visit a coastal fixture at Whitby Lighthouse.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read York day trip planning app .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Cayton Bay Beach, Easby Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens, Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Highlights from your plan
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey ©
Walworth Castle Birds of Prey
Easby Abbey ©
Easby Abbey
Ryedale Folk Museum ©
Ryedale Folk Museum

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nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some cultural insight at Nant Gwrtheyrn and Criccieth Castle. Visit Harlech Beach and Dinas Dinlle Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Plas Glyn y Weddw (in Llanbedrog), Lake Vyrnwy (in Llanwddyn) and Criccieth Beach (in Criccieth). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Old Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip planner .

Traveling by car from York to Caernarfon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Caernarfon, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Hay-on-Wye.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Criccieth, Plas Glyn y Weddw, Harlech Beach, St. Michael's Old Church, Lake Vyrnwy
Highlights from your plan
Harlech Beach ©
Harlech Beach
Dinas Dinlle Beach ©
Dinas Dinlle Beach
Lake Vyrnwy ©
Lake Vyrnwy

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night
Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye ©
Hay-on-Wye, often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. On the 7th (Sun), explore the activities along Docklow Pools and then examine the collection at The Judge's Lodging Museum.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Hay-on-Wye trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Hay-on-Wye takes 3.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Hay-on-Wye are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cardiff.

Things to do in Hay-on-Wye

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

The Weir Garden, Docklow Pools, The Judge's Lodging Museum
Highlights from your plan
Docklow Pools ©
Docklow Pools
The Judge's Lodging Museum ©
The Judge's Lodging Museum
The Weir Garden ©
The Weir Garden

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nights
Cardiff

Cardiff ©
The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kilve Beach and Dunraven Bay. Do some cultural sightseeing at Coleridge Cottage and Bakelite Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Berrow Beach (in Berrow), Ogmore By Sea Beach (in Ogmore-by-Sea) and Market House Museum (in Watchet). It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Whitmore Bay Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cardiff online road trip planner .

You can drive from Hay-on-Wye to Cardiff in 1.5 hours. June in Cardiff sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Clovelly.

Things to do in Cardiff

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Kilve Beach, Berrow Beach, Bakelite Museum, Market House Museum, Ogmore By Sea Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kilve Beach ©
Kilve Beach
Dunraven Bay ©
Dunraven Bay
Coleridge Cottage ©
Coleridge Cottage

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nights
Clovelly

Clovelly ©
On the 12th (Fri), view the masterpieces at 83 The Gallery, then stop by Clovelly Silk Shop, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Nectan's Church, and finally kick back and relax at Welcombe Mouth Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): go for a walk through Buck's Mills & Peppercombe Castle - South West Coast path Walk, then get your game on at Little Stars, and then get outside with Independent Charters.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Clovelly online trip builder .

Drive from Cardiff to Clovelly in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to St Ives.

Things to do in Clovelly

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Welcombe Mouth Beach, Buck's Mills & Peppercombe Castle - South West Coast path Walk, St Nectan's Church
Highlights from your plan
Welcombe Mouth Beach ©
Welcombe Mouth Beach
St Nectan's Church ©
St Nectan's Church
Little Stars ©
Little Stars

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nights
St Ives

St Ives ©
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Wheal Coates, kick back and relax at Portreath Beach, and then stroll through Godrevy Head. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at St Ives Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthgwidden Beach, and then kick back and relax at Gwithian Beach.

Plan trip to St Ives with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Clovelly to St Ives in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Penzance.

Things to do in St Ives

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Wheal Coates, Portreath Beach
Highlights from your plan
Wheal Coates ©
Wheal Coates
Gwithian Beach ©
Gwithian Beach
Porthgwidden Beach ©
Porthgwidden Beach

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nights
Penzance

Penzance ©
Penzance is a town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, in England, United Kingdom. On the 16th (Tue), examine the collection at The Count House, hike along Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail, then admire the natural beauty at Trewidden Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Morrab Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): stop by Trevena Cross Nurseries, view the masterpieces at Out of the Blue Gallery, tour the pleasant surroundings at South West Coast Path - Lamorna Cove to Mousehole & Kemyel, then contemplate the long history of Carn Euny Ancient Village, and finally delve into the distant past at Lanyon Quoit.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Penzance trip itinerary builder website .

Penzance is just a short distance from St Ives. In June, daily temperatures in Penzance can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Falmouth.

Things to do in Penzance

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Levant, Botallack and the Crowns Trail, Out of the Blue Gallery, The Count House, Trevena Cross Nurseries, Carn Euny Ancient Village
Highlights from your plan
Trewidden Garden ©
Trewidden Garden
The Count House ©
The Count House
Carn Euny Ancient Village ©
Carn Euny Ancient Village

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nights
Falmouth

Falmouth ©
Falmouth is a town, civil parish and port on the River Fal on the south coast of Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Flicka Foundation - Donkey Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Holywell Bay Beach. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gyllyngvase Beach, steep yourself in history at Portloe, view the masterpieces at Tregony Gallery, then explore the historical opulence of Caerhays Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Just in Roseland Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Falmouth trip maker app .

Drive from Penzance to Falmouth in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Falmouth, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Falmouth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Holywell Bay Beach, Tregony Gallery, St Just-in-Roseland Church, Portloe Harbour, Caerhays Castle
Highlights from your plan
St Just-in-Roseland Church ©
St Just-in-Roseland Church
Caerhays Castle ©
Caerhays Castle

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nights
Exeter

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. On the 20th (Sat), cast your line with a fishing tour and then trek along Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, admire the landmark architecture of Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle), then see the interesting displays at Topsham Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Pancras Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Exeter vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Falmouth to Exeter by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Exeter

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Exmouth
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk ©
Exmouth & Orcombe Point Walk
Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) ©

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore and learn at Gold Hill Museum and Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden. Newark Park and Old Wardour Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Nunney Castle (in Nunney), Avebury (Silbury Hill & West Kennet Long Barrow) and Durdle Door & White Nothe Circular Walk (in West Lulworth). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Stanton Drew Stone Circles & Cove, contemplate the long history of Farleigh Hungerford Castle, get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, and pause for some photo ops at Cherhill White Horse and Monument.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip builder app .

You can take a train from Exeter to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Avebury, Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden, The Saxon Church, Bradford on Avon, Newark Park, Stanton Drew Stone Circles & Cove
Highlights from your plan
Farleigh Hungerford Castle ©
Farleigh Hungerford Castle
West Kennet Long Barrow ©
West Kennet Long Barrow
Gold Hill Museum ©
Gold Hill Museum

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nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Sulgrave Manor, then examine the collection at The Witney Blanket Hall, then take in the exciting artwork at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, and finally take an in-depth tour of Dorchester Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): do a tasting at Stanlake Park Wine Estate, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Oxford Artisan Distillery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Redwings Horse Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Oxford with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Oxford sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Witney Blanket Hall, Dorchester Abbey, Sulgrave Manor, Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Aston Pottery
Highlights from your plan
The Oxford Artisan Distillery ©
The Oxford Artisan Distillery
Aston Pottery ©
Aston Pottery
Dorchester Abbey ©
Dorchester Abbey

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nights
London

London ©
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like American Air Museum and Southover Grange Gardens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Sculpture Park and Sedgwick Museum of Geology. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Centre for Computing History (in Cambridge), WWT Arundel Wetland Centre (in Arundel) and Michelham Priory (in Arlington).

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the London online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by train from Oxford to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cambridge, The Sculpture Park, WWT Arundel Wetland Centre, Michelham Priory, American Air Museum
Highlights from your plan
American Air Museum ©
American Air Museum
The Sculpture Park ©
The Sculpture Park
Michelham Priory ©
Michelham Priory

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