59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

59 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Saffron Walden
— 1 night
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Hatfield
— 1 night
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London
— 7 nights
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Portsmouth
— 5 nights
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Malmesbury
— 4 nights
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Lapworth
— 1 night
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Hay-on-Wye
— 3 nights
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Wrexham
— 4 nights
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Chester
— 4 nights
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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Belfast International Airport, Drive to Ballymoney
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Ballymoney
— 2 nights
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Drive to Belfast International Airport, Fly to Kirkwall Airport, Drive to Stromness
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Stromness, Mainland
— 1 night
Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Alnwick
— 4 nights
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Jervaulx
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Dent
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Bolton Abbey
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Bradford
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Leeds
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Saffron Walden

— 1 night
Saffron Walden is a market town in the Uttlesford district of Essex, England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Audley End House and Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Saffron Walden trip itinerary app.

Birmingham to Saffron Walden is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hatfield.

Things to do in Saffron Walden

Parks · Historic Sites
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Hatfield

— 1 night
Hatfield is a town and civil parish in Hertfordshire, England, in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hatfield House. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): make a trip to Hatfield House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Hatfield road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Saffron Walden to Hatfield takes an hour. In September, daytime highs in Hatfield are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to London.
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London

— 7 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.
Popular historic sites such as Buckingham Palace and Hampton Court Palace are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Windsor Castle and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Magdalen College (in Oxford), Hughenden Manor (in High Wycombe) and Chartwell (in Westerham). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre, get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Windsor & Eton Brewery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the London attractions site.

Traveling by car from Hatfield to London takes an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Portsmouth.

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Portsmouth

— 5 nights
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. Your day by day itinerary now includes Corfe Castle, No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and St Mary's Church. Popular historic sites such as Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Portsdown Hill are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Corfe Castle (Model Village Gardens & Cafe & Dorset Mud Trail). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of The Round Tower, take an in-depth tour of Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery, step aboard HMS M.33, and admire the natural beauty at The Porter's Garden.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Portsmouth road trip website.

Getting from London to Portsmouth by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. October in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Malmesbury.

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Side Trips

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Malmesbury

— 4 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Avebury Stone Circle, Malmesbury Abbey and Abbey House Gardens. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castle Combe Village and St Mary's Church. Explore hidden gems such as Longleat House and The Yelde Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Malmesbury: St. Mary's Church (in Fairford), Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (in Minster Lovell) and West Kennet Long Barrow (in Avebury).

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Malmesbury vacation planner.

Drive from Portsmouth to Malmesbury in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Lapworth.

Things to do in Malmesbury

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Lapworth

— 1 night
Your day by day itinerary now includes Baddesley Clinton as well as Packwood House. On the 13th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Michael, then admire the landmark architecture of Packwood House, then take in the pleasant sights at Baddesley Clinton, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tunnel Barn Farm.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lapworth itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Malmesbury to Lapworth in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Hay-on-Wye.

Things to do in Lapworth

Historic Sites · Parks

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Hay-on-Wye

— 3 nights
Hay-on-Wye, often abbreviated to just "Hay", is a small market town and community in the historic county of Brecknockshire in Wales, currently administered as part of the unitary authority of Powys. Your day by day itinerary now includes Hay Castle. Visit Hereford Cathedral and Aberfan Disaster Memorial Garden for their historical value. Explore hidden gems such as Skenfrith Castle and Church of St Mary and St David. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hay-on-Wye: The Black and White House Museum (in Hereford), Dore Abbey (in Abbey Dore) and Grosmont Castle (in Grosmont). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at The Warren, look for gifts at Booth's Bookshop, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hay-on-Wye Thursday Market Day.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Hay-on-Wye trip planner.

You can drive from Lapworth to Hay-on-Wye in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Hay-on-Wye are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Wrexham.

Things to do in Hay-on-Wye

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Wrexham

— 4 nights
Wrexham is the largest town in the north of Wales and an administrative, commercial, retail and educational centre. Pontcysyllte Aqueduct has been added to your itinerary. Visit Erddig and Portmeirion Village for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Minera Lead Mines and St Giles Parish Church. Get out of town with these interesting Wrexham side-trips: Llanymynech Heritage Area (in Llanymynech) and Castell-y-bere (in Llanfihangel-y-pennant). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. James' Church, stroll around Alyn Waters, stroll through Plas Newydd Historic House and Gardens, and admire the striking features of Chirk Railway Viaduct.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Wrexham online trip maker.

You can drive from Hay-on-Wye to Wrexham in 2.5 hours. October in Wrexham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chester.

Things to do in Wrexham

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Chester

— 4 nights
Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. Your day by day itinerary now includes Chester Cathedral as well as Llandudno Pier. Step off the beaten path and head to Eastgate & Eastgate Clock and Chester Roman Gardens. Plas Mawr and St John the Baptist's Church will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Chester Canal, learn about all things military at Cheshire Military Museum, get a sense of history and politics at Chester Town Hall, and get to know the resident critters at Chester Zoo.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chester itinerary planner.

Chester is just a stone's throw from Wrexham. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Ballymoney.

Things to do in Chester

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trips

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Ballymoney

— 2 nights
Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. On the 25th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Bonamargie Friary, steep yourself in history at Torr Head, and then step into the grandiose world of Kinbane Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Dunluce Castle, contemplate the long history of Downhill Demesne & Hezlett House, and then cruise along Causeway Coastal Route.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ballymoney trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Chester to Ballymoney. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Ballymoney

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Stromness, Mainland

— 1 night
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Skara Brae has been added to your itinerary. On the 27th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Orkneyinga Saga Centre, steep yourself in history at Barnhouse Neolithic Settlement, then steep yourself in history at Standing Stones of Stenness, and finally explore the ancient world of Skara Brae.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Stromness trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballymoney to Stromness. In October in Stromness, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye

— 4 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Eilean Donan Castle and Dun Beag Broch. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Urquhart Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Strome Castle (in Lochcarron), Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain (in Fort Augustus). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan, go for a walk through Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, get outside with Waternish Point, and don't miss a visit to Cill Chriosd.

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Do a combination of flight and bus from Stromness to Isle of Skye in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Giles' Cathedral and Holyrood Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, step into the grandiose world of Craigmillar Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Margaret's Catholic Church, and take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town.

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Drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Isle of Skye in November, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
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Alnwick

— 4 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cragside House and Gardens as well as Alnwick Castle. Popular historic sites such as The Alnwick Garden and Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and Norham Castle. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin (in Holy Island), Kelso (Smailholm Tower & Kelso Abbey) and Berwick Upon Tweed Castle & Ramparts (in Berwick upon Tweed). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Old Bewick, contemplate the waterfront views at Embleton Bay, and steep yourself in history at The Ferryman's Hut Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Alnwick trip maker.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jervaulx.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Jervaulx

— 1 night
You've now added Jervaulx Abbey to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jervaulx Abbey.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jervaulx road trip site.

Traveling by car from Alnwick to Jervaulx takes 2 hours. In November in Jervaulx, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Dent.

Things to do in Jervaulx

Historic Sites
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Dent

— 1 night
Village of Dent has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Brigflatts Meeting House, take some stellar pictures from Ruskin's View, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Devil's Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Dent Village Museum and Heritage Centre, and finally contemplate the long history of Village of Dent.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dent trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Jervaulx to Dent takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bolton Abbey.

Things to do in Dent

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Bolton Abbey

— 1 night
For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bolton Abbey vacation planner.

Getting from Dent to Bolton Abbey by car takes about 1.5 hours. November in Bolton Abbey sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. You will leave for Bradford on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Bolton Abbey

Spas · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Bradford

— 3 nights
The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. Your day by day itinerary now includes Saltaire Village. Salts Mill and Bradford Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bronte Bell Chapel and National Science and Media Museum. Step out of Bradford with an excursion to Top Withens in Haworth--about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St James Church, stroll around Roberts Park, get outside with St Ives Estate, and get to know the fascinating history of Oxenhope station.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bradford journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bolton Abbey to Bradford takes an hour. November in Bradford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Leeds.

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Side Trips

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Leeds

— 6 nights

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Whitby Abbey as well as Harewood House. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 199 Steps and Captain Cook Statue. Popular historic sites such as Bolsover Castle and Abbey House Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Leeds to go to Whitby and see Whitby Harbour, which is approximately 1h 45 min away.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Leeds trip itinerary tool.

Leeds is just a short distance from Bradford. In November, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

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United Kingdom travel guide

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Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.