57 days in United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom, Denmark & Sweden Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen, Denmark
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Bath, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Caernarfon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Ambleside, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Fort William, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h
9
Wick, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
10
Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h
11
Stockholm, Sweden
— 7 nights
Fly:  4 h
End: Copenhagen, Denmark

5
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Visit Tower of London and Buckingham Palace for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at The British Museum and Churchill War Rooms. Explore London's surroundings by going to The Hawking Centre (in Doddington) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our London attractions planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to London is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to London is minus 1 hour. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

The Hawking Centre, The Big Cat Sanctuary
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

5
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Bath, United Kingdom

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Roman Baths and Gloucester Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stonehenge and Castle Combe Village. Venture out of the city with trips to Hailes Abbey (in Hailes), Walks With Hawks (in Cheltenham) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Berkeley Castle, admire the striking features of Chavenage House, pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church, and examine the collection at Bugatti Trust Visitor Center.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Hailes Church, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

5
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water, United Kingdom

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You'll explore and learn at Snowshill Manor and Cotswold Motoring Museum. Get some cultural insight at Sudeley Castle and St Mary's Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Bourton-on-the-Water: Combe Mill (in Long Hanborough), St. Mary's Church (in Fairford) and Cirencester (Parish Church of St John Baptist & Corinium Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belas Knap, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdland, and take in nature's colorful creations at Kiftsgate Court Gardens.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read our Bourton-on-the-Water trip website.

You can drive from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bourton-on-the-Water are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Winchcombe, Chipping Campden, Cirencester, Burford, The Old Mill Museum
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Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church
Combe Mill ©
Combe Mill

4
nights
Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Let the collections at Lloyd George Museum and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust) capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Caernarfon Castle and Portmeirion Village. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan), Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth) and Yr Ysgwrn (in Llan Ffestiniog). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, walk around Zip World Fforest, explore the historical opulence of Gwydir Castle, and don't miss a visit to Beaumaris Castle.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Caernarfon itinerary planner.

Drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Caernarfon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bourton-on-the-Water in August: highs in Caernarfon hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Bangor, Harlech, St Gwyddelan's Church, Portmeirion Village, Lloyd George Museum
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn
Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village

5
nights
Ambleside, United Kingdom

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Visit Muncaster Castle and Levens Hall for their historical value. Let the collections at Hawkshead Grammar School and Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Ambleside side-trips: Predator Experience (in Ayside), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Ulverston (Laurel and Hardy Museum & Stott Park Bobbin Mill). And it doesn't end there: hike along Alpacaly Ever After, explore the world behind art at Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, and examine the collection at Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside journey planner.

Traveling by car from Caernarfon to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Penrith, Troutbeck, Kendal, Ulverston, Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Townend ©
Townend

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and relax in the rural setting at BobCat Alpacas.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

5
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Fort William, United Kingdom

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. You'll explore and learn at Treasures of the Earth and Land Sea and Islands Centre. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Castle Tioram. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse (in Kilchoan), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Church & Glenfinnan Viaduct). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Glen Etive, get interesting insight from Tours, trek along Glencoe Lochan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Andrew's Church.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Glencoe, Fort Augustus, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse, Castle Tioram
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Castle Tioram ©
Castle Tioram

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Highlanders' Museum (Queen's Own Highlanders Collection) and Inverness Museum and Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dornoch Cathedral (in Dornoch), RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie) and Newtonmore (Highland Folk Museum & Ruthven Barracks). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, deepen your knowledge of military history at Fort George, steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, and step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Inverness sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Wick.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Beauly, Newtonmore, Cawdor Castle, Dornoch Cathedral
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

4
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Wick, United Kingdom

Wick ©
Stretching along both sides of the bay and divided by the eponymous river, Wick remains a good base for exploring the rugged northern coast of the Scottish mainland.
Get some historical perspective at Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust and Grey Cairns of Camster. Museum-lovers will get to explore Wick Heritage Museum and Strathnaver Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Wick: Duncansby Head (in John O'Groats), Strathy Point Lighthouse (in Strathy) and Timespan Museum and Arts Centre (in Helmsdale). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castle Varrich, visit a coastal fixture at Holburn Head Lighthouse, get engrossed in the history at Caithness Horizons Museumand Art Gallery, and get a sense of history and politics at Nucleus: The Nuclear and Caithness Archives.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Wick trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Inverness to Wick in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Wick

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Thurso, Dunbeath, Grey Cairns of Camster, Duncansby Head, Strathnaver Museum
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Wick Heritage Museum ©
Wick Heritage Museum
Holburn Head Lighthouse ©
Holburn Head Lighthouse
Castlehill Heritage Centre ©
Castlehill Heritage Centre

4
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Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen ©
Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Frederiksborg Castle (in Hillerod). Next up on the itinerary: try out the rides at Tivoli Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg, wander the streets of Stroeget, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen itinerary planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Wick to Copenhagen with the Route module. Traveling from Wick to Copenhagen, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Wick in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Copenhagen: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kronborg, Frederiksborg Castle
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Nyhavn ©
Nyhavn
Rosenborg Castle ©
Rosenborg Castle
National Museum of Denmark ©
National Museum of Denmark

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Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Get some cultural insight at Skansen and Royal Palace. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Stockholm Old Town, explore the engaging exhibits at Nordiska Museet, visit Sandhamn, and stroll around Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Stockholm day trip planner.

Fly from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Skansen ©
Skansen
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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