29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  24​h
London
— 5 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
+3
train + foot + train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Inverness
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
York
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

5
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.
Head to Harrods and Camden Marketfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Churchill War Rooms and St. Paul's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, buy something for everyone on your list at Old Spitalfields Market, and stop by Moroccan Original Carpet.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read London journey planner .

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. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

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#Museums, #Shopping, #Historic Sites
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Harrods
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Natural History Museum
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British Museum

3
days
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Visiting Somerset Crafts and The Cotswold Range will get you outdoors. Head to Emma Rose Art Works and Bath Aqua Glass shop/stained glass studiofor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Cirencester (Pick a Pot & Cirencester Antiques & Collectables Market). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, look for gifts at The Makery, and take in the awesome beauty at Little Solisbury Hill.

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You can take a train from London to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Bath

#Shopping, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trips

Cirencester, Stonehenge, The Cotswold Range, Somerset Crafts
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

3
days
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Head to Alain Rouveure Galleries and Waterside Food and Craft Marketfor some retail therapy. Step out of the city life by going to Cotswold Archery and S&D Falconry. The adventure continues: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Barn, tour the water at your own pace with Kate Boats, head outdoors with The Knights of Middle England, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Welcombe Hills.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Stratford-upon-Avon trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Stratford-upon-Avon can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Warwick, Cotswold Archery, Alain Rouveure Galleries
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Kate Boats ©
Kate Boats
Alain Rouveure Galleries ©
Alain Rouveure Galleries
The Barn ©
The Barn

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 22nd (Mon): stop by Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop, then stop by Cheese Pantry@ Connage, and then get all the information you need at Culloden Battlefield. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, then look for gifts at Campbell's of Beauly, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Stratford-upon-Avon to Inverness in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 2°C in Inverness. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Inverness

#Shopping, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Campbell's of Beauly, Culloden Battlefield
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Campbell's of Beauly ©
Campbell's of Beauly
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
River Ness ©
River Ness

2
days
Llandudno

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 (Wed), kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, then stop by The Gift Shop, then take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at National Trust Penrhyn Castle.

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Getting from Inverness to Llandudno by combination of flight, bus, and train takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Inverness in April since evenings lows in Llandudno dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Llandudno

#Adventure, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

National Trust Penrhyn Castle, Caernarfon Castle, State of Distress, Zipline, The Gift Shop
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Zipline
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
National Trust Penrhyn Castle ©
National Trust Penrhyn Castle

2
days
Llandudno

Llandudno ©
On the 26th (Fri), stop by Maisie's Chocolate Shop and then hike along Promenade. On the next day, stop by Baravelli's, browse the exhibits of Conwy Castle, then stop by Porth Llwyd Pottery, then look for gifts at Sparkle, and finally explore the striking landscape at Great Orme.

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You'll set off for Portinscale on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Llandudno

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Porth Llwyd Pottery, Sparkle
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Promenade ©
Promenade
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Great Orme ©
Great Orme

3
days
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Get in touch with nature at Buttermere and Derwentwater. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SpindleCraft and Kennedys Fine Chocolates. Go for a jaunt from Portinscale to Hawkshead to see Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House about 50 minutes away.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Portinscale day trip planner .

You can drive from Llandudno to Portinscale in 3.5 hours. In April in Portinscale, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Portinscale

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, SpindleCraft, Buttermere, Kennedys Fine Chocolates, Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House
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Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

3
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Urbane Art Gallery. Head to Jenners and Miss Katie Cupcakefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, stop by Celtic Craft Centre, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Portinscale to Edinburgh by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Portinscale in May, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can take a train to York.

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

2
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.
On the 5th (Sun), see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at York Bird of Prey Centre, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of York Minster, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of York Shambles, stop by The Cat Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum, and finally stop by Pylones.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our York trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Edinburgh to York by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in York

#Shopping, #Museums, #Historic Sites

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

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