31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

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 + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Fort William, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Ullapool, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Dornoch, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
10
Inverness, Scotland
— 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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, get in on the family fun at Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland, have some family-friendly fun at The Red Goat Climbing Wall, and take in panoramic vistas at Fishergate Postern Tower.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the York tour planner.

Manchester to York is an approximately 1.5- hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland ©
Yorkshire's Winter Wonderland
York Minster ©
York Minster

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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the London day trip planning tool.

Traveling by train from York to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 14:
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

3
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Get out of town with these interesting Cirencester side-trips: St Eadburgha’s Church (in Chipping Campden) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). There's still lots to do: enjoy some diversion at Cotswold Clay Club, steep yourself in history at Malmesbury Market Cross, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St Peter & St Paul, and view the masterpieces at Art Couture Painswick Gallery.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cirencester travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from London to Cirencester in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rhos-on-Sea.

Things to do in Cirencester

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Church of St Peter & St Paul, St Eadburgha’s Church, Malmesbury Market Cross, Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd, 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. Start 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.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rhos-on-Sea trip maker site.

You can drive from Cirencester to Rhos-on-Sea in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rhos-on-Sea can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 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 ©
Nestled on the western shore of Derwentwater, Portinscale serves as a perfect base for a walking holiday in the English Lake District.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bowfell (in Seascale), Angle Tarn (in Great Langdale) and St Catherine's Chruch (in Boot). And it doesn't end there: trek along Alpacaly Ever After, stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Crag.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Portinscale vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Rhos-on-Sea to Portinscale takes 3 hours. December in Portinscale sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. 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, Buttermere Lake, St Catherine's Chruch, Bowfell, Angle Tarn
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Portinscale to Edinburgh with the Route module. In December in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

3
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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 out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Woodland Pottery & Crafts (in Strontian) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). The adventure continues: have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting, examine the collection at Treasures of the Earth, make a trip to Tulloch Ringing Centre, and relax and rejuvenate at 3 Wise Monkeys Climbing.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Fort William online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ullapool.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Fun & Games Outdoors

Side Trips

Woodland Pottery & Crafts, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Glen Coe, Tulloch Ringing Centre, Crombie Clay Shooting
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Crombie Clay Shooting ©
Crombie Clay Shooting
Tulloch Ringing Centre ©
Tulloch Ringing Centre

3
nights
Ullapool, Scotland

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Explore Ullapool's surroundings by going to Clachtoll Broch (in Lochinver), Clachtoll Beach Campsite (in Clachtoll) and Mellon Udrigle Beach (in Poolewe). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, pick up some new knowledge with An Talla Solais, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Stac Pollaidh Mountain, and look for gifts at The Captain's Cabin.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ullapool sightseeing site.

You can drive from Fort William to Ullapool in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dornoch.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Ardvreck Castle, Clachtoll Broch, Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Scourie Bay
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Exhibition
Ben Stack ©
Ben Stack

3
nights
Dornoch, Scotland

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. Venture out of the city with trips to Cromarty (Hugh Miller Museum and Birthplace Cottage, Cromarty Courthouse, &more) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). And it doesn't end there: visit a coastal fixture at Tarbat Ness Lighthouse, look for gifts at Pandora's Emporium, kick back and relax at Dornoch Beach, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Balblair Distillery.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dornoch driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ullapool to Dornoch in 1.5 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 drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Nairn (Nairn Beach & Bowhunter Archery), Aviemore Kart Raceway (in Aviemore) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Old Kirk Yard, walk around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, take some stellar pictures from An Lochan Uaine (Green Loch), and take an in-depth tour of Highland Archive Centre.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness road trip website.

Getting from Dornoch to Inverness by car takes about an hour. In January, daytime highs in Inverness are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trips

Nairn, Aviemore, Beauly, Fortrose Cathedral, Culloden Battlefield
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Old Kirk Yard ©
Old Kirk Yard
Highland Archive Centre ©
Highland Archive Centre

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