60 days in United Kingdom & British Columbia Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom & British Columbia Itinerary

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Vancouver, Canada
— 5 nights
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Victoria, Canada
— 5 nights
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Fly to Calgary, Bus to Lake Louise Lakeshore, Taxi to Yoho National Park
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Yoho National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
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Kootenay National Park, Canada
— 2 nights
Drive to Calgary International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Fort William, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Durness, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Oxford, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Winchester, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Vancouver, Canada

— 5 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 2nd (Sat), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Granville Island, explore the striking landscape at Vancouver Seawall, enjoy the sand and surf at Kitsilano Beach, and take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Vancouver online travel planner.

Perth, Australia to Vancouver is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST), which is usually a -16 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in July; daily highs in Vancouver reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Victoria.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

Victoria, Canada

— 5 nights

Garden City

Many urban centers call themselves "Garden City," but thanks to its many manicured parks filled with native and exotic plants, Victoria probably deserves than moniker more than most.
Change things up with these side-trips from Victoria: BC Aviation Museum (in Sidney) and Cheers Cowichan Tours (in Cowichan Bay). There's much more to do: take in the pleasant sights at The Butchart Gardens, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Abkhazi Garden, and get to know the resident critters at Victoria Bug Zoo.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Victoria online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Vancouver to Victoria in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or ride a ferry. When traveling from Vancouver in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Victoria: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Yoho National Park.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks · Museums · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

Yoho National Park, Canada

— 4 nights
Named after the Cree word used to express awe, Yoho National Park encompasses awe-inspiring natural wonders, including tall waterfalls, soaking peaks, and vertical rock walls attracting adrenaline junkies from around the globe.
Yoho National Park is known for nature, trails, and wildlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Wapta Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Kicking Horse River, admire the sheer force of Takakkaw Falls, and stroll through Paget Peak.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yoho National Park route planner.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi from Victoria to Yoho National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, subway, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, shuttle, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Mountain Standard Time (MST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yoho National Park when traveling from Victoria in July, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kootenay National Park.

Things to do in Yoho National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 15:

Kootenay National Park, Canada

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Sat), make a trip to Paint Pots and then admire the sheer force of Numa Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): trek along Stanley Glacier and then explore the striking landscape at Marble Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kootenay National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yoho National Park to Kootenay National Park in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Kootenay National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 17:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Glentress Forest (in Peebles), St Aiden Beach (in Bamburgh) and Isle of May National Nature Reserve (in Anstruther). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Edinburgh vacation planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kootenay National Park to Edinburgh. The time zone difference when traveling from Kootenay National Park to Edinburgh is 7 hours. Traveling from Kootenay National Park in July, expect nights in Edinburgh to be a bit warmer, around 12°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 24:

Glasgow, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience (in Cumnock) and A D Rattray Whisky Shop (in Kirkoswald). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, walk around Pollok Country Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Strathblane Falconry, and steep yourself in history at Glasgow Cathedral.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Glasgow sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Glasgow

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Fort William, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
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. Step out of Fort William to go to Duror and see Highland Titles Nature Reserve, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Fort William journey maker site.

Getting from Glasgow to Fort William by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Durness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Durness, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Handa Island Wildlife Reserve (in Handa Island) and Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach & Oldshoremore Beach). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Sango Bay, contemplate the waterfront views at Balnakeil Bay, don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Durness trip site.

Drive from Fort William to Durness in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 3:

Inverness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kincraig), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie). There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, explore the activities along River Ness, step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Inverness day trip planning website.

Getting from Durness to Inverness by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Inverness are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Oxford.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:

Oxford, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

City of Dreaming Spires

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Get out of town with these interesting Oxford side-trips: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), Arctic Quest Sled Dog Adventures (in Tewkesbury) and Chipping Campden (Kiftsgate Court Gardens & Hidcote Manor Garden). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cotswold Falconry Centre, sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cotswold Way, and see the interesting displays at Cotswold Motoring Museum.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oxford trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Inverness to Oxford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Inverness in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Oxford, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Oxford

Parks · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 14:

Winchester, United Kingdom

— 8 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Winchester: Wilton House (in Wilton), Forest Falconry (in Landford) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, and explore the striking landscape at Glastonbury Tor.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Winchester trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Oxford to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Winchester sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Winchester

Parks · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 14 — 22:

London, United Kingdom

— 6 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.
Step out of London to go to Dover and see Dover Castle, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our London journey builder app.

Drive from Winchester to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in London

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 28:

British Columbia travel guide

4.3
Approximately four times as large as Great Britain, the westernmost Canadian province of British Columbia remains a sparsely populated land of soaring mountains, picture-perfect coastlines, and dense forests filled with a diverse wildlife. Ideal for active and adventurous vacationers, British Columbia holidays usually include a blend of wilderness experiences and tours of urban attractions. Most visitors come here to kayak, whale watch, ski, snowboard, golf, fish, surf, and hike through 4 national parks and 140 ecological reserves. For a comprehensive British Columbia tour, make sure your visit includes stops in Vancouver and Victoria, two big cities packed with modern attractions and perfectly positioned for exploring this part of North America.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.