60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  28​h
1
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ullapool
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
5
Stromness, Mainland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  1​h
7
Alnwick
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Swansea
— 4 nights
10
Newquay
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
11
Bath
— 3 nights
12
London
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
13
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
St. Helier, Jersey
— 11 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Visit Nairn Beach and Dornoch Beach for some beach relaxation. Culloden Battlefield and Urquhart Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy), Corrimony Chambered Cairn (in Drumnadrochit) and Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, contemplate the long history of Fort George, browse the fresh offerings at Ferintosh Community Market, and step into the grandiose world of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Inverness, use our trip itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 28-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in October: highs in Inverness hover around 15°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Kingussie, Culloden Battlefield, Glen Strathfarrar, Black Water Falls
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 5:
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

4
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Eilean Donan Castle and Castle Stalker. Get outdoors at Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glen Etive. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands) (in Gorteneorn), Glencoe & Dalness (in Glencoe) and Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig). There's more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis and look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Fort William visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Camas an Lighe (Singing Sands), Glencoe & Dalness, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 9:
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach

4
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
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 Trotternish Art Gallery and Quiraing (Hill Walk). Trumpan Church and St. Columba's Isle will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, make a trip to Dun Beag Broch, stroll through Sound of Sleat Beach, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in October, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

4
nights
Ullapool

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Let the collections at RhueArt and Lotte Glob capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ardvreck Castle and Dun Dornaigil Broch. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ullapool: Durness Beach (in Durness), Kinlochbervie (Sandwood Bay Beach, Polin Beach, & more) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ullapool vacation builder website .

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Ullapool in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Stromness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Durness, Achmelvich Beach, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Ardvreck Castle
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

3
nights
Stromness, Mainland

Stromness ©
Stromness is the second-most populated town in Orkney, Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to Brough Of Birsay and Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve. Museum-lovers will appreciate Broch of Gurness and Pier Arts Centre. When in Stromness, make a side trip to see Fursbreck Pottery in Harray, approximately 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Skara Brae, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Viking Centre, delve into the distant past at Ring of Brodgar, and don't miss a visit to Ness of Brodgar.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Stromness online sightseeing planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ullapool to Stromness. October in Stromness sees daily highs of 14°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Stromness

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Birsay, Stenness, Fursbreck Pottery, Marwick Head RSPB Nature Reserve, Orkneyinga Saga Centre
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Skara Brae ©
Skara Brae
Ring of Brodgar ©
Ring of Brodgar
Broch of Gurness ©
Broch of Gurness

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Calton Hill. Edinburgh Castle and Stirling Castle will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Edinburgh with a short trip to Rosslyn Chapel in Roslin, about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step aboard Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Stromness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and flight. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Stirling Castle
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Calton Hill ©
Calton Hill
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

4
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Appreciate the collections at Grace Darling Museum and Lady Waterford Hall. Get a sense of the local culture at Lindisfarne Priory and Alnwick Castle. Explore Alnwick's surroundings by going to Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard (in Berwick upon Tweed), Beadnell Bay Beach (in Beadnell) and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh (in Bamburgh). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Bamburgh Castle, stop by Barter Books, steep yourself in history at Cragside House and Gardens, and look for all kinds of wild species at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Alnwick trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Alnwick takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Alnwick are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Berwick upon Tweed, Lindisfarne Priory, Beadnell Bay Beach, Cragside House and Gardens
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:
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Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Head to Plas Glyn y Weddw and Castle Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Caernarfon: Harlech Castle (in Harlech), Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon and get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon attractions planner .

You can drive from Alnwick to Caernarfon in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Caernarfon can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Swansea.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Zipline, National Slate Museum, Beaumaris Castle, Plas Glyn y Weddw, Castle Gallery
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

4
nights
Swansea

Swansea ©
Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Step off the beaten path and head to St. Davids Cathedral and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Get outdoors at Woolacombe Beach and Folly Farm. Get out of town with these interesting Swansea side-trips: Walk - Morte Point Trail (in Mortehoe), Pembroke Castle (in Pembroke) and Lamphey Bishop's Palace (in Lamphey). There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Solva.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Swansea trip simple and quick.

Drive from Caernarfon to Swansea in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Swansea sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Newquay.

Things to do in Swansea

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St. Davids, Woolacombe, Lamphey Bishop's Palace, Pembroke Castle, Folly Farm
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
Highlights from your plan
Woolacombe Beach ©
Woolacombe Beach
St. Davids Cathedral ©
St. Davids Cathedral
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle

4
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
St. Michael's Mount and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Fistral Beach Bar and Porthminster Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: The Cowhouse Gallery (in Perranuthnoe), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Perranporth Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and kick back and relax at Godrevy Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Newquay online tour planner .

You can drive from Swansea to Newquay in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tintagel Castle, The Cowhouse Gallery, Perranporth Beach, Godrevy Beach, Lanhydrock House and Garden
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Fistral Beach Bar ©
Fistral Beach Bar
Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Porthminster Beach ©
Porthminster Beach

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get some historical perspective at Longleat and The Roman Baths. Museum-lovers will get to explore Brunel's SS Great Britain and Mechanical Music Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Malmesbury Abbey (in Malmesbury). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, browse the eclectic array of goods at Pulteney Bridge, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath vacation planner .

You can drive from Newquay to Bath in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Malmesbury Abbey, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Longleat, Mechanical Music Museum, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral
Longleat ©
Longleat

3
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.
Let the collections at Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Buckingham Palace and St. Paul's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, admire the landmark architecture of Banqueting House, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our London online attractions planner .

You can take a train from Bath to London in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in London can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

3
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
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. Appreciate the collections at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HMS Warrior 1860. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Lanes and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Portsmouth: Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu) and Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at The Mary Rose Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from London to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Lanes, Arundel Castle and Gardens, Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Bournemouth Beach
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Bournemouth Beach ©
Bournemouth Beach
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

11
nights
St. Helier, Jersey

St. Helier ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Mont Orgueil Castle and Castle Cornet. Head to Maritime Museum and Occupation Tapestry Gallery and Jane James Handmade Ceramicsfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helier: Fort Grey (in St. Pierre du Bois), The Little Chapel (in Les Vauxbelets) and German Occupation Museum (in Forest).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read St. Helier trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Portsmouth to St. Helier takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portsmouth in November since evenings lows in St. Helier dip to 9°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in St. Helier

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St. Brelade, St. Ouen, St Peter Port, St. Saviour Parish Church, Mont Orgueil Castle
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere) ©
Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere)
St. Brelade's Bay Beach ©
St. Brelade's Bay Beach

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