60 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

60 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner

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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Wareham
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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Exeter
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Alnwick
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
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Whitby
— 4 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
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Leicester
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Norwich
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 5 nights
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London
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Portsmouth

— 3 nights
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. Popular historic sites such as Chichester Cathedral and Winchester City Mill are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weald & Downland Living Museum and Portsdown Hill. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Wolvesey Castle (in Winchester) and Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson, brush up on your military savvy at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The D-Day Story.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Portsmouth day trip planning tool.

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to Portsmouth, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Portsmouth at 17°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wareham.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Wareham

— 4 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. You'll explore and learn at The Tank Museum and Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum. Saint Nicholas Church and Wareham Town Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Wareham to go to Longburton and see Twisted Cider Barn & Shop, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Monkey World, get engrossed in the history at Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum, examine the collection at The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life, and learn about all things military at The Keep Military Museum.

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Getting from Portsmouth to Wareham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Wareham

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 8:

Bath

— 3 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. Let the collections at Holburne Museum and Herschel Museum of Astronomy capture your imagination. Step out of Bath to go to Lacock and see Lacock Abbey, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Bath at Work, steep yourself in history at Bath Street, and explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip planner.

Drive from Wareham to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Gloucester

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Gloucester Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Belas Knap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, and then examine the collection at John Moore Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Exeter.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

Exeter

— 3 nights
Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Moretonhampstead Motor Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Exeter Cathedral and Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Exeter to Chagford to see Stone Lane Gardens about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Pebblebed Vineyard, don't miss a visit to Underground Passages, stroll through RSPB Bowling Green Marsh, and see the interesting displays at Exmouth Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Exeter trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Exeter takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Torquay.

Things to do in Exeter

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Torquay

— 2 nights

English Riviera

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Devon Sea Safari, see the interesting displays at Bygones, and then kick back and relax at Meadfoot Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take an in-depth tour of Brixham Heritage Museum, and then take a stroll through Cockington.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torquay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Exeter to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Dean Village will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Greyfriars Kirk. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Georgian House, get engrossed in the history at National War Museum of Scotland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Edinburgh.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh attractions planner.

Fly from Torquay to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 22:

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church and Belford Museum. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at The Old School Gallery, shop like a local with The Alnwick Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bamburgh Beach.

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Take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. October in Alnwick sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 25:

Ambleside

— 5 nights
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step off the beaten path and head to Loughrigg Fell and Beatrix Potter Gallery. Visit Rydal Mount & Gardens and St. Andrew's Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, admire the natural beauty at Rydal Hall Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alcock Tarn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip builder site.

You can drive from Alnwick to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 30:

Grange-over-Sands

— 2 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
On the 30th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Hampsfell Hospice and then walk around The Promenade. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hales of Cartmel, sample the tasty concoctions at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory.

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You can drive from Ambleside to Grange-over-Sands in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whitby.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:

Whitby

— 4 nights
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Whitby Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum and National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens in Northallerton (about 1 hour away).

Discover how to plan a Whitby trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Grange-over-Sands to Whitby in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Whitby are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Whitby

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 5:

York

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to York Castle Museum and The York Army Museum. Get some cultural insight at Yorkshire Air Museum and Merchant Adventurers' Hall. Go for a jaunt from York to Selby to see Selby Abbey about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at York Cold War Bunker.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our York route planning website.

Drive from Whitby to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lincoln.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 5 — 8:

Lincoln

— 4 nights
Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Cathedral and Doddington Hall & Gardens. Lincoln Castle and Newark Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: St Nicholas Church (in Tuxford), Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre (in Laxton) and Rufford Abbey Country Park (in Ollerton). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at International Bomber Command Centre, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Botolph's Church (Boston Stump), explore the world behind art at The Collection, and steep yourself in history at Woolsthorpe Manor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lincoln day trip site.

Traveling by car from York to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Leicester.

Things to do in Lincoln

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 12:

Leicester

— 1 night
On the 12th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at 45 Gin School - The Distillers Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Leicester Cathedral, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leicester travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Leicester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Norwich.

Things to do in Leicester

Historic Sites · Museums · Classes · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

Norwich

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (in Flixton) and RNLI Henry Blogg Museum (in Cromer). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Strangers' Hall Museum, indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, don't miss a visit to Elm Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter Mancroft.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Norwich trip planner.

You can drive from Leicester to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Norwich sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.

Things to do in Norwich

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Cambridge

— 5 nights

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Fitzwilliam Museum and The Centre for Computing History will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ely Cathedral and Edible Ornamentals. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: The Manor (in Hemingford Grey) and The Animal Experience (in Stretham). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at American Air Museum, deepen your understanding at Jesus College, contemplate the long history of St. John's College, and learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School.

To find traveler tips and more tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip app.

Traveling by car from Norwich to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Cambridge can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Cambridge

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 21:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Wallace Collection. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and HMS Belfast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Polesden Lacey (in Great Bookham), Brooklands Museum (in Weybridge) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, browse the exhibits of Cutty Sark, and gain insight at Royal Academy of Arts.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London tour itinerary planning tool.

You can take a train from Cambridge to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in London sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 28:

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

Cotswolds travel guide

4.4
Gardens · Churches · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.

Lake District travel guide

4.4
World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.