11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

11 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom travel planner

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Drive
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Wigan
— 1 night
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Barmouth
— 2 nights
Drive
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Swansea
— 1 night
Drive
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Paignton
— 2 nights
Drive
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Newquay
— 2 nights
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Wigan

— 1 night
Wigan is a town in Greater Manchester, England, on the River Douglas, 7.9mi south-west of Bolton, 10mi north of Warrington and 16mi west-northwest of Manchester. On the 22nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Wigan Life, then stroll around Mesnes Park, and then steep yourself in history at Trencherfield Mill. On your second day here, examine the collection at Bolton Steam Museum, see the interesting displays at Smithills Hall Museum, then appreciate the history behind George Formby Statue, then delve into the lush surroundings at Fairy Glen, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Wilfrid.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Wigan online visit planner.

Manchester to Wigan is an approximately 1-hour car ride. In August, daily temperatures in Wigan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Wigan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Llandudno

— 2 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Little Orme, kick back and relax at Angel Bay, then get to know the resident critters at The Owls Trust, and finally take a memorable drive along Marine Drive. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, and then kick back and relax at Rhos-on-Sea Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Llandudno road trip app.

You can drive from Wigan to Llandudno in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Barmouth.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

Barmouth

— 2 nights
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Your day by day itinerary now includes Barmouth Beach. On the 26th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Barmouth Beach, explore the activities along Barmouth Harbour, and then steep yourself in history at Ty Crwn (Round House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then trek along Barmouth Heritage Trail, then let the kids burn off some steam at Bendi-gedig, and finally stroll through Taith Ardudwy Way.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Barmouth online visit planner.

Drive from Llandudno to Barmouth in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Swansea.

Things to do in Barmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

Swansea

— 1 night
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Limeslade Bay, then examine the collection at Egypt Centre, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whiteford National Nature Reserve.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Swansea vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Barmouth to Swansea takes 3.5 hours. In August in Swansea, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Paignton.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks · Beaches · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Paignton

— 2 nights
Paignton is a seaside town on the coast of Tor Bay in Devon, England. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Paignton Harbour, stop by Lollipops and Roses, then get engrossed in the history at Teign Heritage -Teignmouth & Shaldon Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Teignmouth Town Beach, and finally play a few rounds at Teignmouth Adventure Golf. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Roundham Head, then head outdoors with Torbay Velopark, and then kick back and relax at Preston Sands.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Paignton online travel route builder.

Drive from Swansea to Paignton in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Paignton

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Newquay

— 2 nights

Surf Capital of the UK

Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): play a few rounds at Trevose Golf and Country Club, examine the collection at Padstow Museum, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Newquay Beach, find something for the whole family at Asylum Entertainment, and then kick back and relax at Great Western Beach.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Newquay trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Paignton to Newquay in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Newquay

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.

North Wales travel guide

4.3
Passionate about being Welsh, residents of North Wales fiercely preserve their language, music, and history. The region’s dramatic landscapes, which notably include the highest peaks in Wales and England, attract tourism from hikers, cyclists, and adventure-seekers of every description. Your trip may also include a ride on some of the country’s most scenic heritage railways here. Despite its relatively small size, North Wales has many historical attractions to fill your travel itinerary. It is home to two World Heritage sites, which include a series of well-preserved Edwardian castles dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The Welsh spirit is strong here and most residents use their mother tongue, but don’t be afraid to ask for directions: Everyone also speaks fluent English and will be more than happy to converse in it.

South Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Piers & Boardwalks
Southern Wales is one of the country’s most mixed areas, featuring a rare blend of stunning pastoral scenery, remains of medieval castles, rugged coastlines, modern surfing hotspots, and sleepy villages seemingly frozen in time. The region’s lively towns offer a wide selection of things to do, with itineraries full of many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. You don’t have to go far away from these thriving urban centers for a variety of outdoor vacation ideas, including fishing, canoeing, cycling, and extreme rock climbing. With its pervading spirit of laid-back living, the region has become a popular holiday destination known for its counterculture set, evidenced by the numerous communes and organic farms here.

Devon travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Theme Parks · Zoos
One of England’s favorite summer vacation destinations, Devon features two very different coastlines, both of which are packed with white sandy beaches known for their turquoise waters and near-perfect surfing conditions. Numerous resort towns and sheltered harbors provide lots of holiday options, many of which have retained their old-world appeal in the face of modernization and attract tourism from all over the country and across the globe. Get away from the tourist crowds by venturing deeper into the region’s countryside, which is dotted with sleepy villages and sweeping green pastures. Devon’s country inns and traditional pubs are well known for offering holidays full of hearty regional cuisine, as well as charming their guests with quintessential Devonian hospitality and good humor.

Cornwall travel guide

3.9
Cornwall, or Kernow as the locals often call it, features the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. No longer just a series of idyllic beaches and imposing cliffs, this rugged region has recently experienced a cultural and culinary revival that has turned it into one of the most vibrant parts of the country. Considered home of the legendary King Arthur, Cornwall is one of the more distinct parts of the UK, providing a vacation that will immerse you in its diverse Celtic heritage and an enormous wealth of archaeology. During your trip you will experience the many locals, fiercely protective of their Celtic roots, considering themselves more Cornish than British. Regardless of how they see themselves, the world regards the land of the proud Cornish as a captivating blend of ancient and new, where modern attractions stand right alongside historical mines and picturesque market towns.