40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: London
Drive:  45 min
1
Windsor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
2
Winchester
— 3 nights
Train:  45 min
3
Portsmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h
5
Bath
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Oxford
— 6 nights
Bus:  1 h
7
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
9
Windermere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Bassenthwaite
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Settle
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
12
Newmarket
— 8 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
13
Brighton
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
14
London
— 2 nights
End: London

1
night
Windsor

Windsor ©
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. Windsor Castle has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Windsor trip itinerary maker.

London to Windsor is an approximately 1- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Windsor can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Windsor

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:
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Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle

3
nights
Winchester

Winchester ©
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Winchester Cathedral as well as Molly's Den. Get some historical perspective at Wolvesey Castle and Hospital of St Cross. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum and St.-Swithun-upon-Kingsgate Church. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Statue of Alfred the Great, view the masterpieces at Southampton City Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Winnall Moors Nature Reserve, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Southampton Old Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Winchester day trip planning site.

You can drive from Windsor to Winchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Winchester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Southampton
Find places to stay May 2 — 5:
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The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum ©
The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Hospital of St Cross ©
Hospital of St Cross
Wolvesey Castle ©
Wolvesey Castle

2
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've now added St Mary's Church to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, look for gifts at Whiteley Shopping Centre, then examine the collection at The New Forest Heritage Centre, and finally look for gifts at The Old Apothecary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, then explore the historical opulence of Southsea Castle, then see the interesting displays at The D-Day Story, and finally learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Winchester to Portsmouth takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Portsmouth are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Lyndhurst, Royal Navy Submarine Museum, Portchester Castle, Whiteley Shopping Centre
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Portchester Castle ©
Portchester Castle
Royal Navy Submarine Museum ©
Royal Navy Submarine Museum
The D-Day Story ©
The D-Day Story

2
nights
Salisbury

Salisbury ©
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): examine the collection at Shaftesbury Abbey Museum & Garden, see the interesting displays at Gold Hill Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Old Wardour Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Arundells. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, stop by Woodgreen Community Shop, then browse the fresh offerings at Hockey's Farm Shop, then stop by Burley Fudge, and finally get engrossed in the history at Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salisbury day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to Salisbury takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Salisbury

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Shaftesbury, Woodgreen Community Shop, Poole Museum and Scaplen's Court Museum and Herb Garden, Burley Fudge, Old Wardour Castle
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Gold Hill Museum ©
Gold Hill Museum
Old Wardour Castle ©
Old Wardour Castle
The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund ©

2
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 9th (Wed), look for gifts at Clarks Village. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, make a trip to Chalice Well, then make a trip to Lacock Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Castle Combe Village.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by train from Salisbury to Bath takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Clarks Village, Castle Combe Village, The Bishop's Palace and Gardens, Chalice Well, Lacock Abbey
Find places to stay May 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens ©
The Bishop's Palace and Gardens
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Chalice Well ©
Chalice Well

6
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Let the collections at Milton Keynes Museum and Kelmscott Manor capture your imagination. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuffield Place and Didcot Railway Centre. Explore Oxford's surroundings by going to Wayland's Smithy (in Ashbury), Basildon Park (in Reading) and Lydiard Park (in Swindon). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of White Horse Hill, contemplate the long history of Sheldonian Theatre, admire the natural beauty at National Trust Stowe, and admire the landmark architecture of University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oxford day trip planning app.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. May in Oxford sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Oxford

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

National Trust Stowe, Milton Keynes Museum, Deddington Farmers' Market, Basildon Park, Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote
Find places to stay May 11 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
White Horse Hill ©
White Horse Hill
Kelmscott Manor ©
Kelmscott Manor
Milton Keynes Museum ©
Milton Keynes Museum

2
nights
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): admire the striking features of Harvard House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Fri): browse for treasures at Stalls Lifestyle, ponder the world of politics at The Guildhall Worcester, see the interesting displays at The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Great Witley Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Harvington Hall.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner.

Getting from Oxford to Stratford-upon-Avon by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Oxford in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Stratford-upon-Avon, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Great Witley Church, Harvington Hall, Broughton Castle, The Guildhall Worcester, The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar
Find places to stay May 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar ©
The Firs: Birthplace of Sir Edward Elgar
Harvington Hall ©
Harvington Hall
Broughton Castle ©
Broughton Castle

2
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Marble Church, stop by The Glassblobbery, and then see the interesting displays at Park Hall the Countryside Experience.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Liverpool journey tool.

Getting from Stratford-upon-Avon to Liverpool by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ruthin, Marble Church, The Glassblobbery, Park Hall the Countryside Experience
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Park Hall the Countryside Experience ©
Park Hall the Countryside Experience
British Music Experience ©
British Music Experience
Nantclwyd y Dre ©
Nantclwyd y Dre

2
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School, see the interesting displays at Ruskin Museum, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, then stop by Lakeland, and finally explore the historical opulence of Kendal Castle. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Laurel and Hardy Museum, contemplate the long history of Brantwood, and then steep yourself in history at Townend.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Windermere tour planning website.

Drive from Liverpool to Windermere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Bassenthwaite.

Things to do in Windermere

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Ulverston, Coniston, Kendal Castle, Hawkshead Grammar School, Townend
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Stott Park Bobbin Mill ©
Stott Park Bobbin Mill
Townend ©
Townend
Brantwood ©
Brantwood

2
nights
Bassenthwaite

Bassenthwaite ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for gifts at Braithwaite General Store, explore the historical opulence of Brougham Castle, stop by The Wool Clip Shop, then contemplate the long history of New Abbey Corn Mill, and finally steep yourself in history at Sweetheart Abbey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at J.B.Banks and Son Ltd, then examine the collection at The Beacon Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, and finally examine the collection at Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bassenthwaite driving holiday planner.

Getting from Windermere to Bassenthwaite by car takes about 1.5 hours. May in Bassenthwaite sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Settle.

Things to do in Bassenthwaite

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

New Abbey, The Wool Clip Shop, Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum, Castle Crag, Braithwaite General Store
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sweetheart Abbey ©
Sweetheart Abbey
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum ©
Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum
The Beacon Museum ©
The Beacon Museum

2
nights
Settle

Settle ©
Settle is a small market town and civil parish in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, England. On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Dales Countryside Museum, stop by Swaledale Woollens, then stop by Church Gallery, and finally examine the collection at Stainmore Railway Company. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Lancaster City Museum and then pick up some new kitchen skills with The Courtyard Dairy.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Settle trip planner.

Drive from Bassenthwaite to Settle in 2 hours. Traveling from Bassenthwaite in May, expect little chillier with lows of 7°C in Settle. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Newmarket.

Things to do in Settle

Museums Shopping Classes

Side Trips

Kirkby Stephen, Dales Countryside Museum, Lancaster City Museum, Swaledale Woollens
Find places to stay May 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Stainmore Railway Company ©
Stainmore Railway Company
Lancaster City Museum ©
Lancaster City Museum
Dales Countryside Museum ©
Dales Countryside Museum

8
nights
Newmarket

Newmarket ©
Step off the beaten path and head to American Air Museum and Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. Museum-lovers will get to explore RAF Air Defence Radar Museum and Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newmarket: Langham Glass (in Fakenham), The Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham (in Walsingham) and Bircham Windmill (in Great Bircham).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Newmarket attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Settle to Newmarket in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Settle in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Newmarket, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Newmarket

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

King's Lynn, Christchurch Mansion, Leslie Terrance Home Gift & Garden, Museum of East Anglian Life, Dad's Army Museum
Find places to stay May 27 — Jun 4:
Highlights from your plan
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse ©
Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse
American Air Museum ©
American Air Museum
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum ©
Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

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nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): stop by Little Beach Boutique. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Smugglers Adventure, explore the galleries of Hastings Contemporary, then take in the exciting artwork at BRITISH design BRITISH made, and finally contemplate the long history of Bateman's.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brighton trip planner.

You can drive from Newmarket to Brighton in 2.5 hours. June in Brighton sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to London.

Things to do in Brighton

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Hastings, Bateman's, Arundel Cathedral, Amberley Museum, Southover Grange Gardens
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Bateman's ©
Bateman's
Amberley Museum ©
Amberley Museum
Arundel Cathedral ©
Arundel Cathedral

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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.
You've added Hyde Park, London Bridge, Royal Academy of Arts, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): examine the collection at Sherlock Holmes Museum, steep yourself in history at Royal Mews, admire the masterpieces at Freud Museum, explore the world behind art at Royal Academy of Arts, then see a show at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Portobello Road Market. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Hyde Park, then examine the collection at Brooklands Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chartwell, and finally hunt for treasures at Greenwich Market.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the London holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from Brighton to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Steyning, Weybridge, Chartwell
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Brooklands Museum ©
Brooklands Museum
Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands ©
Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands
Chartwell ©
Chartwell

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