41 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

41 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Belfast
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  7 h 45 min
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
4
Liverpool
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
5
London
— 31 nights
End: London

2
nights
Belfast

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at City Hall, then step into the grandiose world of Belfast Castle, then examine the collection at W5, and finally contemplate the long history of Crumlin Road Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at St. George's Market, ponder the world of politics at Parliament Buildings, then explore the world behind art at Ulster Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Belfast Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Belfast vacation planner.

London to Belfast is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Belfast can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Crumlin Road Gaol ©
Crumlin Road Gaol
City Hall ©
City Hall
Ulster Museum ©
Ulster Museum

3
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr, and then look for gifts at Skye Batiks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye road trip website.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Belfast to Isle of Skye in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Tippecanoe ©
Tippecanoe

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally make a trip to The Royal Mile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online trip builder.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Nature
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

1
night
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 5th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Chester Zoo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chester Cathedral, and then join in the after-dark buzz at The Cavern Club. On your second day here, take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Liverpool Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and finally see where the action happens at Anfield Stadium.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In January, daytime highs in Liverpool are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chester
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Chester Zoo ©
Chester Zoo
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool ©
Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Chester Cathedral ©
Chester Cathedral

31
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking (in Eastleigh), The Race Hut Berkshire (in Slough) and Cambridgeshire Wine School (in Cambridge). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our London online attractions planner.

Traveling by train from Liverpool to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hensting Alpacas alpaca walking, The Race Hut Berkshire, Winchester Cathedral, Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, Tinwood Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Jan 6 — Feb 7:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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