31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Manchester
train:  1​h 30​min
1
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
London
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Rhos-on-Sea
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Portinscale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Ullapool
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Dornoch
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Inverness
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Manchester

2
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.
York is known for museums, historic sites, fun & games, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, explore and take pictures at York Motorsports Village, find something for the whole family at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our York holiday planner .

Manchester to York is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums Fun & Games Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 10:
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National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster
Room Escape Games

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our London trip maker site .

Take a train from York to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cirencester: Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley) and St Eadburgha’s Church (in Chipping Campden). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Corinium Museum, view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery, make a trip to Malmesbury Market Cross, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cirencester trip planning tool .

You can drive from London to Cirencester in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rhos-on-Sea.

Things to do in Cirencester

Fun & Games Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Malmesbury Market Cross, Cotswold Clay Club, St Eadburgha’s Church, Church of St Peter & St Paul, Art Couture Painswick Gallery
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd ©
Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd
Cotswold Clay Club ©
Cotswold Clay Club
Corinium Museum ©
Corinium Museum

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 18th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Trillo's Parish Church and then go sightseeing with Vicky's Coach Trips.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rhos-on-Sea trip planner .

Getting from Cirencester to Rhos-on-Sea by car takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Rhos-on-Sea are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Portinscale.

Things to do in Rhos-on-Sea

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vicky's Coach Trips
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:
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St. Trillo's Parish Church ©
St. Trillo's Parish Church

3
nights
Portinscale

Portinscale ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Portinscale: St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot), Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale) and Bowfell (in Seascale).

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Portinscale tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rhos-on-Sea to Portinscale in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Portinscale

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Castle Crag, St Catherine's Chruch, Angle Tarn, Bowfell
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Buttermere ©
Buttermere
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and steep yourself in history at Real Mary King's Close.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Portinscale to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Tulloch Ringing Centre (in Roybridge), Woodland Pottery (in Strontian) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Andrew's Church, make a trip to Lime Tree An Ealdhain Gallery, and get your game on at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fort William trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Edinburgh to Fort William in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe, Tulloch Ringing Centre, Woodland Pottery, Crombie Clay Shooting, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing ©
3 Wise Monkeys Climbing
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting

3
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ullapool: Clachtoll Broch (in Lochinver), Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe) and Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, step into the grandiose world of Ardvreck Castle, take in the views from Kylesku Bridge, and stop by The Captain's Cabin.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ullapool trip maker .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Ullapool takes 3 hours. December in Ullapool sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Clachtoll Broch, Ben Stack, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Stac Pollaidh Mountain ©
Stac Pollaidh Mountain
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition

3
nights
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dornoch: Brora (Brora Beach & Pandora's Emporium), Cromarty (Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, Cromarty Courthouse, & more) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dornoch Beach, enjoy the sea views from Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, see the interesting displays at Tain Through Time, and take an in-depth tour of Tarbat Discovery Centre.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dornoch tour planning site .

You can drive from Ullapool to Dornoch in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cromarty, Tain, Brora, Portmahomack, Nigg Old Church
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Nigg Old Church ©
Nigg Old Church
Cromarty Courthouse ©
Cromarty Courthouse

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery), Aviemore Kart Raceway (in Aviemore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre, look for gifts at Campbell's of Beauly, have some family-friendly fun at Inverness Kart Raceway, and view the masterpieces at Castle Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planner .

Getting from Dornoch to Inverness by car takes about an hour. In January in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Beauly, Aviemore, Nairn, Fortrose Cathedral, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Bowhunter Archery ©
Bowhunter Archery
Highland Archive Centre ©
Highland Archive Centre

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