60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

London
London
— 5 nights
+3
train + ferry + foot + bus:  2​h 30​min
Ventnor, Isle of Wight
— 5 nights
+3
train + ferry + train + bus:  2​h 15​min
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Bath
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Inverness
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Fort William
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Durham
— 5 nights
train:  45​min
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
Caernarfon
— 5 nights
Drive:  45​min
Holyhead, Anglesey
— 6 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
London

5
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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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the London holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to London. In March in London, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Ventnor.

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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
British Museum ©
British Museum
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National Gallery

5
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Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Ventnor
Step off the beaten path and head to The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and St Lawrence Parish Church. Pack the 6th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Blackgang Chine.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ventnor tour planner.

Drive from London to Ventnor in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from London in April, Ventnor is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Swanage.

Things to do in Ventnor

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Godshill, Shanklin, Westridge Golf Centre, Monkey Haven, Isle of Wight Steam Railway
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Monkey Haven
Monkey Haven
St Lawrence Old Church ©
St Lawrence Old Church
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The Parish of Saint Lawrence

5
days
Swanage, Isle of Purbeck

Swanage ©
Swanage is a coastal town and civil parish in the south east of Dorset, England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Weymouth Beach and Monkey World. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Swanage: Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Bournemouth (Lower Gardens & Hengistbury Head). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle, look for gifts at Cordwainers, see the interesting displays at Langton Matravers Museum of the Stone Industry, and head outdoors with Agglestone Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Swanage itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Ventnor to Swanage in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. April in Swanage sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Swanage

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bournemouth, Monkey World, Weymouth Beach, Lulworth Cove, The Tank Museum
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

4
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cardiff Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Cardiff (St. Fagans: National History Museum, Principality Stadium, & more) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, contemplate the long history of Assembly Rooms, and make a trip to Stonehenge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bath vacation planner.

You can drive from Swanage to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Bath can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cardiff, Bristol, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Stonehenge
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Clifton Suspension Bridge ©
Clifton Suspension Bridge
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain

5
days
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Ardvreck Castle (in Assynt) and TreeZone Aviemore (in Aviemore). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, get your game on at Wildwoodz Paintball Park Inverness, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and look for gifts at Leakey's Bookshop.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness trip generator.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bath to Inverness takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loch Assynt, Wildwoodz Paintball and Lasertag Park, Culloden Battlefield, Ardvreck Castle, Nairn Beach
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River Ness ©
River Ness
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Loch Assynt ©
Loch Assynt

4
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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Quiraing (Hill Walk) and The Old Man of Storr. Venture out of the city with trips to Neist Point (in Glendale), Dunvegan Castle & Gardens (in Dunvegan) and Portree (Skye Batiks, JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), & more).

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye online itinerary creator.

Drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Rubha Hunish ©
Rubha Hunish
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

5
days
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 Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Steall Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Roybridge (Cille Choirill Church & Tulloch Ringing Centre), McCaig's Tower (in Oban) and Buachaille Etive Mor (in Ballachulish). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and appreciate the views at Glencoe.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William tour planner.

Getting from Isle of Skye to Fort William by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Roybridge, McCaig's Tower, Highland Soaps, Glencoe, Buachaille Etive Mor
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Buachaille Etive Mor ©
Buachaille Etive Mor

5
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Holyrood Park. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip generator.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Durham.

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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill

5
days
Durham

Durham ©
Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durham Cathedral and Lake Windermere. Venture out of the city with trips to Derwentwater (in Keswick), Aira Force (in Penrith) and Orrest Head (in Windermere). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum, step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, and steep yourself in history at The Quayside.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Durham holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Durham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Durham sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the train to York.

Things to do in Durham

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Windermere, Beamish Museum, The Quayside, Gateshead Millennium Bridge, Alnwick Castle
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Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Beamish Museum
Beamish Museum

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lincoln Cathedral and Scarborough Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), Whitby (Whitby Harbour Apartment & Whitby Abbey) and Steep Hill (in Lincoln). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Peasholm Park, contemplate the long history of Guildhall, identify plant and animal life at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, and see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our York sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. May in York sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, Lincoln, Scarborough, Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Fountains Abbey
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Peasholm Park ©
Peasholm Park
Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
Whitby Abbey
Whitby Abbey

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days
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Caernarfon Castle and Llandudno Pier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Promenade (in Llandudno), Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and Conwy (Conwy Town Walls & Conwy Castle). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, make a trip to My Town, My Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chester Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Caernarfon trip generator.

You can drive from York to Caernarfon in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Holyhead.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Llandudno, Chester, Porthmadog, Conwy, Beaumaris Castle
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Promenade ©
Promenade
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Llandudno Pier ©
Llandudno Pier

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Holyhead, Anglesey

Holyhead ©
Holyhead is the largest town in the county of Isle of Anglesey in Wales. You'll discover tucked-away gems like B-Active@Rhoscolyn and Rhosneigr-Aberffraw Coastal Path. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Holyhead: Climbing Tours (in Llangoed), Lligwy Burial Chamber (in Moelfre) and Menai Bridge (Oriel Tegfryn Gallery & St Tysilio's Church). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at South Stack Lighthouse, get outside with Anglesey Hawking, enjoy the sand and surf at Traeth Mawr Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at South Stack Cliffs RSPB Reserve.

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

Getting from Caernarfon to Holyhead by car takes about an hour. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Holyhead

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aberffraw, Menai Bridge, Dwyran, Cemaes Bay, Parys Mountain
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BActive Rhoscolyn ©
BActive Rhoscolyn
Cemlyn Bay Lagoon ©
Cemlyn Bay Lagoon
Oriel Tegfryn Gallery
Oriel Tegfryn Gallery

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