42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

42 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
2
Fort William
— 4 nights
3
Gairloch
— 3 nights
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights
5
Alnwick
— 2 nights
6
York
— 3 nights
7
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
8
Bath
— 3 nights
9
Bournemouth
— 2 nights
10
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
11
London
— 9 nights

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Step out of the city life by going to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Get out of town with these interesting Edinburgh side-trips: Stirling Castle (in Stirling) and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, contemplate the long history of St Anthony's Chapel, and get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Launceston, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Launceston to Edinburgh, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Edinburgh is little chillier than Launceston - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle, The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh 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 out of the city life by going to Nevis Range Mountain Resort and Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Nevis and Glen Etive. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Loch Morar and delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fort William online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Camusdarach Beach, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Glen Etive, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve

3
nights
Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Eilean Donan Castle and Red Point Beach. Get outdoors at Achmelvich Beach and Culag Woods. Venture out of the city with trips to Falls of Kirkaig (in Inverkirkaig), Little Assynt Estate (in Lochinver) and Inverpolly Nature Reserve (in Ullapool). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry and take in the dramatic scenery at Victoria Falls.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gairloch road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Gairloch takes 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lochinver, Eilean Donan Castle, Falls of Kirkaig, Red Point Beach, Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Do some cultural sightseeing at Glenfiddich Distillery and Ruthven Barracks. Escape the urban bustle at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and RSPB - Insh Marshes. Change things up with a short trip to Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore (about 30 minutes away). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Aviemore day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Aviemore takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alnwick.

Things to do in Aviemore

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Newtonmore, Kingussie, Abernethy National Nature Reserve, Glenfiddich Distillery
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, thenmake a trip to Lindisfarne Priory, and then admire the landmark architecture of Cragside House and Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, thenstep into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip planner.

You can drive from Aviemore to Alnwick in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Alnwick, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Filey Beach and York Bird of Prey Centre. Let the collections at York Castle Museum and The York Dungeon capture your imagination. Explore York's surroundings by going to Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read York trip planner.

Getting from Alnwick to York by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby Abbey, Filey Beach, York Bird of Prey Centre, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Find places to stay May 1 — 4:
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RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Museum-lovers will appreciate Conwy Castle and National Slate Museum. Caernarfon Castle and St Gwyddelan's Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caernarfon: Great Orme (in Llandudno), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and St Grwst Church (in Llanrwst). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon and explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon online trip itinerary builder.

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. In May, daytime highs in Caernarfon are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Orme, Snowdon, Beaumaris Castle, Conwy Castle, National Slate Museum
Find places to stay May 4 — 7:
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get outdoors at Longleat and Walks With Hawks. Appreciate the collections at Brunel's SS Great Britain and Art Couture Painswick Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: St Fagans National Museum of History (in Cardiff), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Malmesbury Market Cross (in Malmesbury). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey and get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Bath trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Caernarfon to Bath in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bournemouth.

Things to do in Bath

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

St Fagans National Museum of History, Longleat, Stonehenge, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
Find places to stay May 7 — 10:
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Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Longleat ©
Longleat
St Fagans National Museum of History ©
St Fagans National Museum of History

2
nights
Bournemouth

Bournemouth ©
Bournemouth is a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England directly to the east of the Jurassic Coast, a 155km World Heritage Site. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Weymouth Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bournemouth Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Weymouth Harbour, look for all kinds of wild species at Monkey World, and then step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bournemouth trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Bath to Bournemouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Bournemouth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Bournemouth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Weymouth, Monkey World, Corfe Castle
Find places to stay May 10 — 12:
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Monkey World ©
Monkey World

3
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. Museum-lovers will get to explore Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Victory. Visit Osborne House and Winchester Cathedral for their historical value. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Brighton (Gustamps & Royal Pavilion). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose and step aboard HMS Warrior 1860.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Bournemouth to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Winchester Cathedral, Osborne House
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:
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HMS Victory ©
HMS Victory
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The British Museum and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Westminster Abbey and St. Paul's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Dover Castle (in Dover), Bodiam Castle (in Bodiam) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). The adventure continues: examine the collection at IWM Duxford, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 24th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Oxford, Cambridge, Dover Castle, Bodiam Castle, Beachy Head
Find places to stay May 15 — 24:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head

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