33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Queenstown
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  32 h
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Fort William, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Conwy
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Gloucester
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Bath
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
9
London
— 8 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Queenstown

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Palace of Holyroodhouse and Edinburgh Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to Edinburgh is an approximately 31- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. You'll gain 12 hours traveling from Queenstown to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Stirling Castle
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Palace of Holyroodhouse ©
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

3
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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 historical perspective at Eilean Donan Castle and Glenfinnan Monument. Get some cultural insight at Glenfinnan Viaduct and Kilchurn Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Fort Augustus Abbey (in Fort Augustus), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and St. Conan’s Kirk (in Loch Awe). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, and step into the grandiose world of Old Inverlochy Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort William travel planning app.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Kilchurn Castle, Fort Augustus Abbey, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, St. Conan’s Kirk
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Glenfinnan Monument ©
Glenfinnan Monument

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Get some historical perspective at Culloden Battlefield and Clava Cairns. Let the collections at Highland Folk Museum and The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) capture your imagination. Step out of Inverness to go to Golspie and see Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, take an in-depth tour of Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Inverness sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to York.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Clava Cairns, Culloden Battlefield, Highland Folk Museum
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

4
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 some cultural insight at York Minster and York Castle Museum. Let the collections at National Railway Museum and Chatsworth House capture your imagination. Explore York's surroundings by going to Ashworth Barracks Museum (in Doncaster), Durham (Durham Castle & Durham Cathedral) and Eyam Hall & Craft Centre (in Eyam). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and shop like a local with York Shambles.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Inverness to York in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Durham, Chatsworth House, Ashworth Barracks Museum, Eyam Hall & Craft Centre
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Ashworth Barracks Museum ©
Ashworth Barracks Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, explore the historical opulence of Wray Castle, then explore the engaging exhibits at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and finally get great views at Orrest Head. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, then examine the collection at Lakeland Motor Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Beatrix Potter Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ambleside travel planning site.

You can drive from York to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Conwy.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Orrest Head, Lakeland Motor Museum
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Lakeland Motor Museum ©
Lakeland Motor Museum
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House ©
Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House

2
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Plas Mawr, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Smallest House in Britain, then see the interesting displays at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and finally explore the historical opulence of Criccieth Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Conwy trip planner.

Drive from Ambleside to Conwy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Conwy can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Conwy

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Caernarfon Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Criccieth Castle, National Slate Museum
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Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle

1
night
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
On the 6th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Painswick Rococo Garden, then see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Gloucester Docks.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester planner.

Traveling by car from Conwy to Gloucester takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In June in Gloucester, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Painswick Rococo Garden
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Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Jet Age Museum ©
Jet Age Museum
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Snowshill Manor. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stonehenge and Longleat. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Corinium Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Wells Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Longleat, Cotswold Motoring Museum, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

8
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 Churchill War Rooms are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Bletchley Park (in Bletchley) and Windsor Castle (in Windsor). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in London sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Musical Museum, Bletchley Park, Windsor Castle
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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