31 days in England, Edinburgh & Aberystwyth Itinerary

31 days in England, Edinburgh & Aberystwyth Itinerary

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London
— 4 nights
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Wickford
— 1 night
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Colchester
— 1 night
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Cambridge
— 1 night
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Nottingham
— 2 nights
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Ambleside
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
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Aberystwyth
— 2 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 2 nights
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Plymouth
— 2 nights
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Bath
— 1 night
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Brighton and Hove
— 1 night
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Margate, Isle of Thanet
— 1 night
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London
— 1 night
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London — 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore London's surroundings by going to Windsor (LEGOLAND Windsor Resort & Windsor Castle). The adventure continues: grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, admire the landmark architecture of The View from The Shard, and walk around St. James's Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read London driving holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Sydney to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in London hover around 15°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Wickford.
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Wickford — 1 night

Wickford is a town in the south of the English county of Essex, with a population of more than 33,000. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hanningfield Nature Discovery Centre, look for all kinds of wild species at Imperial Bird of Prey Academy, and then stroll around Wickford Memorial Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Wickford vacation planning website.

Traveling by car from London to Wickford takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Wickford are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Colchester.
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Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

Colchester — 1 night

Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Colchester Zoo, then look for gifts at Rocks & Rubies, then take in nature's colorful creations at Beth Chatto's Plants & Gardens, and finally stroll around Castle Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Colchester online holiday planner.

Getting from Wickford to Colchester by car takes about an hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cambridge.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Cambridge — 1 night

City of Perspiring Dreams

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cambridge trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Colchester to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April in Cambridge, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. You will leave for Nottingham on the 29th (Sat).
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 29:

Nottingham — 2 nights

Queen of the Midlands

With its historic connection to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a vibrant blend of medieval and modern.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nottingham: Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, &more). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, look for gifts at Dukki Ltd, examine the collection at Nottingham Industrial Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at City of Caves.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Nottingham journey maker site.

You can drive from Cambridge to Nottingham in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daily temperatures in Nottingham can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to York.
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York — 2 nights

City of Festivals

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 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at York's Chocolate Story, then wander the streets of York Shambles, then pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, and finally explore the ancient world of York City Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, then examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our York day trip planning website.

You can drive from Nottingham to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Edinburgh — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh tour planner.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.
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Find places to stay May 3 — 5:

Ambleside — 3 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step out of Ambleside with an excursion to Lake Windermere in Windermere--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Loughrigg Fell, have fun and explore at The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, and get great views at Orrest Head.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ambleside fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Ambleside takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Liverpool.
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Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Liverpool — 2 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
On the 8th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, head outdoors with The Romans, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, then take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, and finally get thoroughly spooked out with a ghost and vampire tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool holiday maker.

You can drive from Ambleside to Liverpool in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Aberystwyth.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 10:

Aberystwyth — 2 nights

Aberystwyth is a historic market town, administrative centre, and holiday resort within Ceredigion, West Wales, often colloquially known as Aber. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Dyfi Osprey Project, then take in the pleasant sights at Ceredigion Coast Path, then take an in-depth tour of Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Castell Aberystwyth Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Devil's Bridge Falls, go deep underground at Silver Mountain Experience, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Aberystwyth sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Liverpool to Aberystwyth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Find places to stay May 10 — 12:

Stratford-upon-Avon — 2 nights

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. On the 12th (Fri), learn insider's secrets on Shakespeare Distillery, then admire the natural beauty at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Shakespeare's Birthplace, and finally snap pictures at Tramway Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at The Tower @ RSC, contemplate the long history of Holy Trinity Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Hidcote Manor Garden, and finally experience rural life at Stratford Butterfly Farm.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon road trip site.

Getting from Aberystwyth to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Plymouth.
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Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Plymouth — 2 nights

Spirit of Discovery

Once an important departure point for immigrants sailing for the New World, Plymouth is now mostly known for being one of the world’s most impressive natural harbors.
On the 14th (Sun), meet the residents at National Marine Aquarium, walk around Hoe Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Plymouth Synagogue. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Babbacombe Model Village, meet the residents at Paignton Zoo Environmental Park, and then take a stroll through The Barbican.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Plymouth tour planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Plymouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Bath — 1 night

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at The Jane Austen Centre, stop by The Silver Shop of Bath, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip itinerary app.

Getting from Plymouth to Bath by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brighton and Hove.
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Find places to stay May 16 — 17:

Brighton and Hove — 1 night

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Brighton Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, then stop by Gustamps, and finally take in the waterfront at Brighton Palace Pier.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Brighton and Hove trip tool.

You can drive from Bath to Brighton and Hove in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Margate.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

Margate, Isle of Thanet — 1 night

Margate is a seaside town in the district of Thanet in Kent, England. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Turner Contemporary, steep yourself in history at Ramsgate Tunnels, then Head underground at The Shell Grotto, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Wingham Wildlife Park, then explore the historical opulence of Dover Castle, and then see the interesting displays at PWRR & Queen's Regimental Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Margate journey planning app.

Getting from Brighton and Hove to Margate by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, daytime highs in Margate are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to London.
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Find places to stay May 18 — 19:

London — 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 20th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, then enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye.

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Drive from Margate to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

England travel guide

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A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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