60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner
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Fly to Exeter International Airport, Drive to St Ives
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Bristol
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Salisbury
— 2 nights
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London
— 13 nights
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
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Norwich
— 2 nights
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Manchester
— 4 nights
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Liverpool
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 8 nights
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Glasgow
— 7 nights
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Glencoe
— 2 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
Train to Gogar, Edinburgh Gateway, Fly to Chicago

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St Ives — 3 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Porthminster Beach and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. There's much more to do: step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, stroll through Godrevy Beach, stroll around Morrab Gardens, and go for a walk through St Ives Bay.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read St Ives driving holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to St Ives is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to St Ives is 6 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chicago in June, with highs in St Ives at 62°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Bristol.
Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 5:

Bristol — 3 nights

Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Clifton Suspension Bridge and Cotswold Farm Park. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Chipping Campden (Kiftsgate Court Gardens & St. James' Church). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Brunel's SS Great Britain, enjoy breathtaking views from Cabot Tower, don't miss a visit to Queen Square, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Brandon Hill Nature Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bristol journey planner.

Getting from St Ives to Bristol by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bath.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 8:

Bath — 4 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Royal Victoria Park and Bath Abbey. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Tintinhull Garden (in Yeovil), Sherborne Abbey (in Sherborne) and Tetbury (Highgrove Gardens & Chavenage House). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, tour the pleasant surroundings at West of England Falconry, admire the masterpieces at Victoria Art Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Iford Manor: The Peto Garden.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

Drive from Bristol to Bath in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Salisbury.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 12:

Salisbury — 2 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of The Salisbury Museum, explore the galleries of Arundells, learn about all things military at Boscombe Down Aviation Collection, then explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Stonehenge Public Access Footpath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Forest Falconry, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Parish Church of St Thomas and St Edmund, and finally steep yourself in history at The Close.

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

You can drive from Bath to Salisbury in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to London.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

London — 13 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like BrakeAway Bike Tours and Up at The O2. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: St. George's Chapel (in Windsor), Canterbury (Canterbury Cathedral & Westgate Gardens) and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle, snap pictures at Tower Bridge, and stroll around Regent's Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Salisbury to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Cambridge.
Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 27:

Cambridge — 2 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): head outdoors with Classic Wings, brush up on your military savvy at American Air Museum, walk around The Backs, then deepen your understanding at Trinity College, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of St. John's College, explore the world behind art at Fitzwilliam Museum, then learn about winemaking at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then sample the fine beverages at The Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cambridge are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Norwich.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wineries
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Norwich — 2 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
On the 29th (Wed), learn about all things military at RAF Air Defence Radar Museum, then head outdoors with Ross' Wildlife Boat Trips, then kick back and relax at Caister-on-Sea Beach, and finally make a trip to St Benet's Abbey, Ludham. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Plantation Garden, explore the historical opulence of Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell, then awaken your taste buds at Norfolk Wine School, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwich Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Cambridge to Norwich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Norwich, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 51°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manchester.
Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

Manchester — 4 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Manchester Museum and Science and Industry Museum. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Gauntlet Birds of Prey (in Knutsford), Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre (in Northwich) and York (York Maze & Breezy Knees Gardens). There's still lots to do: get your game on at Parthian Climbing, walk around Heaton Park, see the interesting displays at National Football Museum, and stop by Affleck's, Manchester.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Manchester visit planner.

You can drive from Norwich to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. July in Manchester sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Liverpool.
Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 5:

Liverpool — 4 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Liverpool Cathedral and Great Orme. Venture out of the city with trips to Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips (in Beaumaris) and Plas Mawr (in Conwy). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Museum of Liverpool, appreciate the history behind Beatles Statue, get great views at St Johns Beacon, and learn about all things military at Western Approaches HQ Museum - The Battle of the Atlantic Experience.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Liverpool takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Liverpool are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 9:

Edinburgh — 8 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as Holyrood Park and Photography Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Tantallon Castle (in North Berwick), Berwick upon Tweed (Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre & The Elizabethan Town Walls) and The Dundee Law (in Dundee). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Pickering's Gin Distillery, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and contemplate the long history of Grassmarket.

To find out how to plan a trip to Edinburgh, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Liverpool to Edinburgh by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Liverpool in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 51°F in Edinburgh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glasgow.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 17:

Glasgow — 7 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Stuart and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel. Venture out of the city with trips to Puck's Glen (in Benmore), Cumnock (Blackstone Clydesdales & DIG-a-Day Experience & Dumfries House) and Stirling (Stirling Castle & The Old Town Jail). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral of St Andrew, walk around Kelvingrove Park, and cool off at Pinkston Watersports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Glasgow day trip planning site.

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 51°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glencoe.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 24:

Glencoe — 2 nights

Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the views at Glen Coe, then take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Buachaille Etive Mor, and finally take in the awesome beauty at The Three Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Mon): stroll through Highland Titles Nature Reserve, then tee off at The Golf Course @ Woodlands Glencoe, and then identify plant and animal life at Glen Coe Photography Safari.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glencoe road trip planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Glencoe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the pleasant sights at Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, snap pictures at Skye Bridge, and then see majestic marine mammals with Red Moon Cruises. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Glomach, and then learn insider's secrets on See The Highlands.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kyle of Lochalsh road trip site.

Getting from Glencoe to Kyle of Lochalsh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Inverness.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:

Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): stroll through Loch Garten Nature Reserve, then kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, then kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally get outside with Northern Meeting Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, then admire the natural beauty at Inverness Botanic Gardens, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally delve into the distant past at Clava Cairns.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Inverness online day trip planner.

You can drive from Kyle of Lochalsh to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 50°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Sat).
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Scottish Highlands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
The Scottish Highlands are the reason why Scotland looks like nowhere else in the world. The rugged landscapes of the Highlands are at once formidable and beautiful. Perhaps the best way to experience the awe-inspiring natural wonders of the region is by including a leisurely road trip in your itinerary. A journey through the Highlands is a journey through the history of our planet, as the ancient rocks were formed over a period of hundreds of millions of years. The region contains some of Europe’s most extensive wilderness areas, many of which have been designated as national parks and are essential places to visit for any nature lover. Dotted with small fishing villages, the region is also a foodie's paradise, offering arguably some of the finest fresh seafood and venison delicacies in the world.