21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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21 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  24​h
London
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
York
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Portinscale
— 1 night
Portinscale
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
Bath
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
Sydney

3
days
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Tooting Common and One Tree Hill. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Camden Market, get engrossed in the history at Churchill War Rooms, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in London hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Churchill War Rooms ©
Churchill War Rooms

3
days
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Cat Gallery and Rafi's Spicebox Ltd. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York Minster and Holy Trinity Church. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, stop by The Imaginarium, take in the exciting artwork at Pyramid Gallery, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the York visit planning site .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

York Bird of Prey Centre
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

1
day
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
On the 8th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, stop by George Fisher Ltd, then step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag, and finally explore the activities along Buttermere.

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

Traveling by car from York to Portinscale takes 2.5 hours. May in Portinscale sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Portinscale

#Outdoors, #Trails, #Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere, Castle Crag
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
George Fisher Ltd ©
George Fisher Ltd

2
days
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with Thornthwaite Galleries, then see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, then browse the exhibits of Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, and finally explore the activities along Tarn Hows. On your second day here, look for gifts at Alternative, stop by Alexandra's of Keswick, stop by Ye Olde Friars, then stop by The Soap Co Cic, and finally trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

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Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Portinscale

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trips

Keswick, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House, Tarn Hows
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Tarn Hows ©
Tarn Hows
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Thornthwaite Galleries ©
Thornthwaite Galleries

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. For shopping fun, head to Urbane Art Gallery or Kinloch Anderson. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, look for gifts at Celtic Craft Centre, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and browse the range of quality goods at Jenners.

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Traveling by car from Portinscale to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Traveling from Portinscale in May, Edinburgh is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

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

2
days
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the activities along River Ness, get answers to all your questions at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Ness. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, and finally take in the history at Culloden Battlefield.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Inverness takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Inverness

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Culloden Battlefield, The Potting Shed Tearoom Inshriach, Loch Ness
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RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness

3
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The Roman Baths and Somerset Crafts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Stonehenge and Longleat. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Glastonbury Tor (in Glastonbury). There's much more to do: look for gifts at Emma Rose Art Works, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, and take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Bath trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Inverness to Bath takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

#Parks, #Shopping, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Longleat, Stonehenge, The Cotswold Range, Somerset Crafts, Glastonbury Tor
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

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