59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Chicago
Fly:  11 h
1
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Train:  3 h 30 min
2
Inverness
— 6 nights
Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
4
Fort William
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
5
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Train:  4 h
6
Grasmere
— 4 nights
Train:  5 h
7
Llandudno
— 5 nights
Train:  5 h
8
Gloucester
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Bath
— 6 nights
Train:  2 h
10
Portsmouth
— 7 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
11
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Chicago

6
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pickering's Gin Distillery and Edinburgh Gin Distillery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed), The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses) and St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh holiday tool.

Chicago, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In March, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 34°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre, Cragside House and Gardens, The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Aiden Beach
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Pickering's Gin Distillery ©
Pickering's Gin Distillery
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Gin Distillery ©
Edinburgh Gin Distillery

6
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at River Ness and Distillery Tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Fort George, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, examine the collection at ShipSpace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Inverness trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Tours Parks Outdoors
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Distillery Tours
River Ness ©
River Ness
Fort George
Fort George

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Quiraing and Lealt Falls. When in Isle of Skye, make a side trip to see Eilean Donan Castle in Kyle of Lochalsh, approximately Kyle of Lochalsh away. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Trotternish Ridge, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and kick back and relax at Sound of Sleat Beach.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 48°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Eilean Donan Castle
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Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge
The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle

4
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Steall Waterfall and Nevis Range Mountain Resort. Step out of Fort William to go to Morar and see Morar Beach, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and get outside with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Morar Beach, Glen Coe, Loch Shiel
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): experience rural life at Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, thenexamine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bingham's Pond. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at The Tenement House, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then visit Glasgow West End.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Glasgow day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Glasgow takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°F in March, and nighttime lows around 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
Glasgow West End ©
Glasgow West End

4
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Explore hidden gems such as Derwentwater and The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop. Step out of Grasmere to go to Cockermouth and see J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, explore the striking landscape at St Sunday Crag, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Helm Crag.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Grasmere trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Grasmere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, Helvellyn, St Sunday Crag, Central Fells
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Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

5
nights
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Orme and Mostyn Street. The adventure continues: go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, take in the waterfront at Llandudno Pier, go deep underground at Great Orme Copper Mine, and take in the dramatic natural features at Little Orme.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Llandudno attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 48°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Great Orme ©
Great Orme
Llandudno Promenade ©
Llandudno Promenade
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

6
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gloucester Cathedral and Hillside Brewery. Venture out of the city with trips to Coleford (Hopewell Colliery & The Forest of Dean), Briery Hill Llamas (in Kilcot) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury).

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Gloucester tour website.

Getting from Llandudno to Gloucester by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Coleford, Hillside Brewery, Briery Hill Llamas, Chavenage House
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Briery Hill Llamas ©
Briery Hill Llamas
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore hidden gems such as No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and Spas. Next up on the itinerary: walk around Royal Victoria Park, don't miss a visit to Great Pulteney Street, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and get curious at Herschel Museum of Astronomy.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bath day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Gloucester to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath ©
No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath
Royal Victoria Park ©
Royal Victoria Park

7
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. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Mary Rose and Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Chichester Cathedral.

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

Traveling by car from Bath to Portsmouth takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Chichester Cathedral
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose
Chichester Cathedral ©
Chichester Cathedral

7
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum. Go for a jaunt from London to Kew to see Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, walk around Regent's Park, and take a stroll through Greenwich.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in London are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Room Escape Games
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Beer Tastings & Tours
Room Escape Games
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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