22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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22 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Thunder Bay
Fly:  14​h
1
London
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bath
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
6
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Inverness
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Thunder Bay

2
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.
The British Museum and Natural History Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London trip builder app .

Thunder Bay, Canada to London is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Thunder Bay to London, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Thunder Bay in October; daily highs in London reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and The Mary Rose Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Osborne House and Corfe Castle are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: The Tank Museum (in Bovington) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at HMS Victory.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Tank Museum, Osborne House, Corfe Castle, Beachy Head
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HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, then see the interesting displays at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and finally examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, then delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Longleat.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Bath online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Portsmouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Castle Combe Village, Longleat
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Longleat ©
Longleat
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Tanwg's Church.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip app .

You can drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, National Slate Museum, Great Orme, Harlech Castle, South Stack Lighthouse
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, and then admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, then step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Alnwick Garden, and finally step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip planner .

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Alnwick takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Cragside House and Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Calton Hill, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirk, and finally step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip maker .

Getting from Alnwick to Edinburgh by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
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. On the 16th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, then identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then explore the ancient world of Castle Tioram, and finally contemplate the long history of Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Fort William journey tool .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Glen Coe, Glencoe Lochan, Glenfinnan Viaduct, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Castle Tioram
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Urquhart Castle and Eilean Donan Castle. Visit Culloden Battlefield and Wardlaw Mausoleum for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore), Farigaig Forest (in Inverfarigaig) and Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, admire the sheer force of Divach Falls, identify plant and animal life at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, and witness the site of a historic battle at Battlefield Select Tours.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Inverness, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, Eilean Donan Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Cairngorm Mountain
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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