28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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28 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly + bus:  17​h 45​min
1
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Grasmere
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Rhos-on-Sea
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Beaumaris, Anglesey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Barmouth
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Moreton-in-Marsh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bath
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
9
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: San Francisco


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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. Get some cultural insight at Clan Macpherson Museum and The Commando Museum. Visit Eilean Donan Castle and Inveraray Jail for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Highland Folk Museum (in Newtonmore), Land Sea and Islands Centre (in Arisaig) and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Lochaber Archive Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Shiel, admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall, and examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Fort William route planner .

San Francisco, USA to Fort William is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from San Francisco to Fort William. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Fort William

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Newtonmore, Eilean Donan Castle, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Inveraray Jail
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West Highland Museum ©
West Highland Museum
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Folk Museum ©
Highland Folk Museum

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Real Mary King's Close and Advocate's Close. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum). There's much more to do: get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Do some cultural sightseeing at Castle Crag and St. Oswald's Church. Let the collections at Merz Barn and Heaton Cooper Studio capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Castlerigg Stone Circle, examine the collection at The Puzzling Place, admire the natural beauty at Wordsworth Daffodil Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Grasmere trip builder site .

Drive from Edinburgh to Grasmere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rhos-on-Sea.

Things to do in Grasmere

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Keswick, Merz Barn, Castle Crag
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Castlerigg Stone Circle ©
Castlerigg Stone Circle
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Merz Barn ©
Merz Barn

1
night
Rhos-on-Sea

Rhos-on-Sea ©
Rhos-on-Sea, also known as Rhos or Llandrillo, is a seaside resort, community and electoral ward in Conwy County Borough, Wales. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, pause for some serene contemplation at Rhos-on-Sea Methodist Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Holy Well and Chapel of St Trillo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Trillo's Parish Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhos-on-Sea day trip app .

Getting from Grasmere to Rhos-on-Sea by car takes about 3 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Beaumaris.

Things to do in Rhos-on-Sea

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Smallest House in Britain
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St. Trillo's Parish Church ©
St. Trillo's Parish Church
Rhos-on-Sea Methodist Church ©
Rhos-on-Sea Methodist Church

2
nights
Beaumaris, Anglesey

Beaumaris ©
Beaumaris is a former royal borough, a community, and the former county town of Anglesey, Wales. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Baron Hill Estate, take in the exciting artwork at Janet Bell Gallery, make a trip to Beaumaris Castle, then admire the natural beauty at Castle Gardens Beaumaris, and finally appreciate the history behind Din Lligwy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at H'artworks, and finally browse the exhibits of The Steven Jones Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Beaumaris online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Rhos-on-Sea to Beaumaris takes an hour. April in Beaumaris sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 41°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Barmouth.

Things to do in Beaumaris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

National Slate Museum, Din Lligwy, Caernarfon Castle
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Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Baron Hill Estate ©
Baron Hill Estate

2
nights
Barmouth

Barmouth ©
Barmouth is a town in the county of Gwynedd, north-western Wales, lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Byd Mary Jones World, explore the galleries of Yr Ysgwrn, and then don't miss a visit to Portmeirion Village. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Barmouth Beach, then explore the historical opulence of Harlech Castle, and finally take in the views from Barmouth Bridge.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Barmouth journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Beaumaris to Barmouth takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 52°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Moreton-in-Marsh.

Things to do in Barmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Harlech Castle, Yr Ysgwrn, Byd Mary Jones World, Portmeirion Village
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Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Byd Mary Jones World ©
Byd Mary Jones World
Yr Ysgwrn ©
Yr Ysgwrn

3
nights
Moreton-in-Marsh

Moreton-in-Marsh ©
Moreton-in-Marsh is a town civil parish in northeastern Gloucestershire, England. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's Church and Warwick Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Parish Church of St. Mary and Wellington Aviation Museum. And it doesn't end there: get your game on at Cotswold Archery, meet the residents at Cotswold Falconry Centre, steep yourself in history at Chastleton House and Garden, and wander the streets of Moreton in Marsh.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Moreton-in-Marsh trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Barmouth to Moreton-in-Marsh in 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Moreton-in-Marsh

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Parish Church of St. Mary, Holy Trinity Church, St Mary's Church, Warwick Castle
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Chastleton House and Garden ©
Chastleton House and Garden
Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
St Mary's Church ©
St Mary's Church

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some cultural insight at The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Let the collections at The Jane Austen Centre and Emma Rose Art Works capture your imagination. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, take an in-depth tour of No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, pause for some serene contemplation at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bath day trip planner.

You can drive from Moreton-in-Marsh to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Castle Combe Village, Wells Cathedral, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Stonehenge, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

4
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 some cultural insight at The British Museum and Westminster Abbey. Popular historic sites such as Tower of London and Buckingham Palace are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, brush up on your military savvy at Imperial War Museums, and steep yourself in history at Churchill War Rooms.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read London online vacation builder .

Getting from Bath to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. April in London sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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