60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  25 h
1
London
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Portsmouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Weymouth
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Bath
— 5 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Caernarfon
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Ambleside
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
York
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
8
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
9
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Inverness
— 9 nights
Fly:  28 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.
Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and National Gallery. Attractions like Tower of London and Natural History Museum make great kid-friendly stops. Explore London's surroundings by going to Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury), Blenheim Palace (in Woodstock) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our London sightseeing planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. In August, London is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Canterbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace, Dover Castle
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 22:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Dover Castle ©
Dover Castle

5
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Paultons Park and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Mary Rose and HMS Victory. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, appreciate the views at Beachy Head, step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, and take a tour of HMS Warrior 1860.

To see maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Portsmouth day trip planning tool.

Getting from London to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Paultons Park, Bournemouth Beach, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Carisbrooke Castle, Osborne House
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:
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Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

5
nights
Weymouth

Weymouth ©
Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Take a break from the city and head to Monkey World and Weymouth Beach. Get some historical perspective at Corfe Castle and Exeter Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Dorset Adventure Park (in Corfe Castle), The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth) and Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at StudlandBeachandNatureReserve, get to know the resident critters at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum, and walk around Cockington Court.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Weymouth trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Weymouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Cockington Court, Exeter Cathedral, Paignton Zoo Environmental Park
Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
The Tank Museum ©
The Tank Museum
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Longleat and Bath Abbey. Escape the urban bustle at The Cotswold Range and Walks With Hawks. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Wells Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, contemplate the long history of Chavenage House, and explore the ancient world of Hailes Abbey.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bath trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Weymouth to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Longleat, The Cotswold Range, Chavenage House, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 6:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Longleat ©
Longleat

5
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Get some historical perspective at Conwy Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Bring the kids along to Great Orme and National Slate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Caernarfon: Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints & Plas Mawr), St Tanwg's Church (in Llandanwg) and St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan). There's lots more to do: visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle, stroll through National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, and browse the exhibits of Penrhyn Castle (National Trust).

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Bath to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. September in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Bangor, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Harlech Castle, Snowdon
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Explore hidden gems such as The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction and Carlisle Cathedral. Get outdoors at Tarn Hows and Lake District National Park Guided Walks. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge), Vindolanda (in Hexham) and St Martin's Church (in Bowness-on-Windermere). The adventure continues: stroll through Alpacaly Ever After, see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ambleside day trip planner.

Drive from Caernarfon to Ambleside in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake District, Troutbeck, Hexham, Bowness-on-Windermere, Predator Experience
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:
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Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall
Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows

5
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at York City Walls and York Castle Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Beamish Museum (in Beamish) and Whitby (199 Steps & Whitby Abbey). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Filey Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the York day trip planner.

You can drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in York are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby, Durham Cathedral, Fountains Abbey, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get outdoors at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. Explore hidden gems such as Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. Go for a jaunt from Alnwick to Holy Island to see Lindisfarne Priory about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens, take an in-depth tour of Grace Darling Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick trip planner.

Traveling by car from York to Alnwick takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Alnwick sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lindisfarne Priory, Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:
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Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

5
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle. Kids will enjoy The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel and Royal Yacht Britannia. Venture out of the city with trips to Glamis Castle (in Glamis), Culzean Castle (in Maybole) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, get great views at Calton Hill, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip planning site.

You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glamis Castle, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Stirling Castle, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Culzean Castle
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Culzean Castle ©
Culzean Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

5
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. Get some cultural insight at Eilean Donan Castle and Cille Choirill Church. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fort William: Castle Tioram (in Doirlinn), Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Church & Glenfinnan Viaduct) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, and appreciate the views at Glen Coe.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Castle Tioram, Eilean Donan Castle, Camusdarach Beach
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

9
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Take a break from the city and head to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorms National Park. Get some historical perspective at Urquhart Castle and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich), Drumnadrochit (St Ninians Church & Corrimony Chambered Cairn) and Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy). Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Cairngorm Mountain, examine the collection at Highland Folk Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Garten Nature Reserve, and deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Inverness route builder app.

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Kingussie, Cairngorms National Park
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre

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