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:  25​h
1
London
— 5 nights
train:  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
train:  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.
Family-friendly places like Natural History Museum and Canterbury Cathedral will thrill your kids. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blenheim Palace and Dover Castle. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, admire the masterpieces at Apsley House, and make a trip to Tower of London.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London trip itinerary website .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in August, things will get somewhat warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Canterbury Cathedral, Dover Castle, Blenheim Palace
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
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 discover tucked-away gems like Bournemouth Beach and The Mary Rose Museum. You'll explore and learn at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. Change things up with these side-trips from Portsmouth: Paultons Park (in Romsey), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Osborne House (in East Cowes). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at HMS Warrior 1860, explore the striking landscape at Beachy Head, step into the grandiose world of Carisbrooke Castle, and steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip planner .

You can take a train from London to Portsmouth in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, Bournemouth Beach, Paultons Park, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Hospital of St Cross
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HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
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. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Monkey World and Dorset Adventure Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lulworth Cove and Corfe Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Weymouth: Exeter Cathedral (in Exeter), StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, steep yourself in history at Cockington Court, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Weymouth online driving holiday planner .

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

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Wareham, Lulworth Cove, The Donkey Sanctuary, Exeter Cathedral
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World
The Donkey Sanctuary ©
The Donkey Sanctuary

5
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Longleat. Museum-lovers will get to explore Brunel's SS Great Britain and St Fagans National Museum of History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury) and The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wells Cathedral, and identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath day trip tool .

You can drive from Weymouth to Bath in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Wells Cathedral, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

5
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Family-friendly places like Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands and Dragon Raiders Activity Park will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Conwy Castle and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), Conwy (Church of St Mary & All Saints & Plas Mawr) and Great Orme (in Llandudno). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon, take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Bath to Caernarfon by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. September in Caernarfon sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Harlech Castle, Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, Beaumaris Castle, Great Orme
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse

5
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. You'll explore and learn at Vindolanda and Carlisle Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Tarn Hows and Predator Experience. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston), Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall (in Haydon Bridge) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, make a trip to Townend, explore the world behind art at Merz Barn, and explore the striking landscape of Lake District National Park Guided Walks.

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Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Lake District, Hexham, Troutbeck, Lake Windermere
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Vindolanda ©
Vindolanda
Carlisle Cathedral ©
Carlisle Cathedral

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Beamish Museum and York Castle Museum. Popular historic sites such as York City Walls and Whitby Abbey are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), 199 Steps (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Lincoln Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Lincoln Castle, identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read York day trip planner .

Drive from Ambleside to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby, Filey Beach, Beamish Museum, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
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Beamish Museum ©
Beamish Museum
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

3
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Get in touch with nature at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. Popular historic sites such as Alnwick Castle and Cragside House and Gardens are in your itinerary. Step out of Alnwick with an excursion to Lindisfarne Priory in Holy Island--about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, get engrossed in the history at Grace Darling Museum, and admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from York to Alnwick takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, Warkworth Castle & Hermitage, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
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.
Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Culzean Castle (in Ayr), Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Glamis Castle, identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

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You can take a train from Alnwick to Edinburgh in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Glamis Castle, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, Rosslyn Chapel, Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Culzean Castle
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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Viaduct. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenfinnan Monument and Castle Tioram. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Glenfinnan Church (in Glenfinnan). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and trek along Glencoe Lochan.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe Village, Cille Choirill Church, Eilean Donan Castle, Camusdarach Beach
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Urquhart Castle and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Visiting Cairngorm Mountain and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre will get you outdoors. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy), Glen Affric National Nature Reserve (in Cannich) and Drumnadrochit (St Ninians Church & Corrimony Chambered Cairn). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Culloden Battlefield, appreciate the extensive heritage of Glen Strathfarrar, explore the striking landscape of Cairngorms National Park, and gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Inverness itinerary website .

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 on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Kingussie, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 13:
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Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

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