30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  28​h
1
Newquay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Portsmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
St. Helier, Jersey
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Caernarfon
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
York
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
6
Alnwick
— 2 nights
7
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
9
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
10
Fort William
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Lochinver
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
13
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
14
Inverness
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Brisbane

1
night
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): step off the mainland to explore St. Michael's Mount, then get engrossed in the history at Marazion Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Godrevy Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Pendennis Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): stroll through Fistral Beach Bar, then stroll through The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and then explore the historical opulence of Tintagel Castle.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Newquay itinerary builder website .

Brisbane, Australia to Newquay is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Newquay, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Marazion, The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Godrevy Beach, Pendennis Castle, Tintagel Castle
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Godrevy Beach ©
Godrevy Beach
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle
Marazion Museum ©
Marazion Museum

1
night
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. On the 4th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum, examine the collection at HMS Victory, then examine the collection at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, then get engrossed in the history at HMS Warrior 1860, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Spinnaker Tower.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Portsmouth tour builder website .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Portsmouth takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Portchester Castle
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Portchester Castle ©
Portchester Castle
HMS Warrior 1860 ©
HMS Warrior 1860
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

2
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): contemplate the long history of La Hougue Bie, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Jersey Zoo, and then see the interesting displays at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Mont Orgueil Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grouville Parish Church, then explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere).

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helier online holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Portsmouth to St. Helier in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Portsmouth in November since evenings lows in St. Helier dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks

Side Trips

Grouville, Mont Orgueil Castle, Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere), Jersey Zoo, Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital
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La Hougue Bie ©
La Hougue Bie
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Mont Orgueil Castle ©
Mont Orgueil Castle

1
night
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Caernarfon Castle, stroll through Great Orme, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Beaumaris Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Keep things going the next day: trek along Promenade and then make a trip to Portmeirion Village.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from St. Helier to Caernarfon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Llandudno, Conwy Castle, Beaumaris Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Portmeirion Village
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Portmeirion Village ©
Portmeirion Village
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, then get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum, then explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and finally explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Rievaulx Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard, then learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Beverley Minster.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our York trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Caernarfon in November, York is slightly colder at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Rievaulx Abbey, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Beverley Minster, Fountains Abbey
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Rievaulx Abbey ©
Rievaulx Abbey
Beverley Minster ©
Beverley Minster
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum ©

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at The Alnwick Garden, explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Cragside House and Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle, then contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, and finally explore the historical opulence of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick trip planner.

Getting from York to Alnwick by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Lindisfarne Priory, Cragside House and Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
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Embleton Bay ©
Embleton Bay
National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle ©
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

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nights
Glasgow

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): head outdoors with The Kelpies & The Helix, then explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, and finally explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, then explore the different monuments and memorials at The Necropolis, and finally shop like a local with Buchanan Street.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Glasgow attractions site .

You can drive from Alnwick to Glasgow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, The Kelpies & The Helix
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument

2
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, head outdoors with Islands of Adventure, then delve into the distant past at Callanish Stones, then delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones, and finally explore the world behind art at An Lanntair Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Moluag's Episcopal Church, then enjoy the sea views from Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve, and finally stroll through Dalmore Beach.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Stornoway trip builder site .

Explore your travel options from Glasgow to Stornoway with the Route module. In November, daytime highs in Stornoway are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House, Loch Stiapabhat Local Nature Reserve
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Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse ©
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
An Lanntair Gallery ©
An Lanntair Gallery

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): steep yourself in history at St. Columba's Isle, then take in nature's colorful creations at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk). Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church, take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, then contemplate the long history of Dun Beag Broch, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bearreraig Bay.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye road trip planning website .

Explore your travel options from Stornoway to Isle of Skye with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church
Dun Beag Broch ©
Dun Beag Broch

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, then admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, and finally trek along Lost Valley Trail. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct, pause for some serene contemplation at Glenfinnan Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

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You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Lost Valley Trail, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Glen Coe
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Glenfinnan Viaduct ©
Glenfinnan Viaduct

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Gairloch

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): trek along Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail and then stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): choose your vessel at Glendale Self Drive Boat Hire, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Point Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry, and finally play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Gairloch trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Gairloch takes 3.5 hours. November in Gairloch sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kinlochewe, Red Point Beach
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Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail ©
Beinn Eighe Mountain Trail
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club

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nights
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, then enjoy the sand and surf at Scourie Bay, then identify plant and animal life at Handa Island Wildlife Reserve, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ardvreck Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Culag Woods, contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay, and then explore the activities along Achnahaird Bay.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lochinver planning tool .

Drive from Gairloch to Lochinver in 2.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Lochinver can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Scourie Bay, Achnahaird Bay, Ardvreck Castle, Handa Island Wildlife Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Scourie Bay ©
Scourie Bay

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Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 25th (Sun), stroll through Oldshoremore Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Polin Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Dun Dornaigil Broch. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the activities along Balnakeil Bay, then explore the activities along Sango Bay, then take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and finally don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Durness day trip tool .

You can drive from Lochinver to Durness in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 26:
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Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Dun Dornaigil Broch ©
Dun Dornaigil Broch
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

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Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn, then get to know the fascinating history of Glen Strathfarrar, then explore the activities along River Foyers, and finally step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Caley Cruises, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nigg Old Church, then explore the historical opulence of Fort George, and finally get advice or help at Culloden Battlefield.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Inverness route maker tool .

Drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daytime highs in Inverness are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Urquhart Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Nigg Old Church, River Foyers, Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

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