39 days in Romania & United Kingdom Itinerary

39 days in Romania & United Kingdom Itinerary

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39 days in Romania & United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Adelaide, Australia
Fly:  25​h
1
Bucharest, Romania
— 1 day
2
Brasov, Romania
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
5
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
6
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
York, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
train + Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide, Australia

1
day
Bucharest, Romania

Bucharest ©
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the striking features of Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti" and then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest online trip maker .

Adelaide, Australia to Bucharest is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Adelaide to Bucharest is minus 7 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Bucharest hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Brasov.
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Palace of Parliament ©
Palace of Parliament

1
night
Brasov, Romania

Brasov ©
With the dramatic Carpathian Mountains as backdrop, Brasov is the largest city in a region of mountain resorts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): hit the slopes at Valtour Ski School and then grab your bike and head to Season Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brasov trip planner .

You can take a train from Bucharest to Brasov in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Brasov

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Poiana Brasov
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Season Hill ©
Season Hill
Valtour Ski School ©
Valtour Ski School

6
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Harrods and Piccadilly Circusfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the London trip maker app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Brasov to London in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Brasov to London due to the time zone difference. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in London

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

7
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Escape the urban bustle at Fishing Charters & Tours and Farigaig Forest. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Ferintosh Community Market and RhueArt. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: Aviemore (Glenmore Forest Park, Speyside Way Long Distance Trail, & more), Royal Dornoch Golf Club (in Dornoch) and Seaweed n Stuff (in Rockfield). And it doesn't end there: trek along Hillside Path, take in the exciting artwork at Inchmore Gallery, stroll through The Bone Caves, and get a taste of the local shopping with Castle Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Inverness driving holiday app .

You can fly from London to Inverness in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in August, expect Inverness to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Ullapool, Aviemore, Beauly, Picaresque Books, Ferintosh Community Market
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Royal Dornoch Golf Club ©
Royal Dornoch Golf Club
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park
River Rafting & Tubing

7
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jupiter Artland and Urbane Art Gallery. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, view the masterpieces at Dovecot Studios, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online route builder .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Liverpool.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

6
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Porth Llwyd Pottery and Walker Art Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve and Snowdonia National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Criccieth (Castle Gallery & Dragon Raiders Activity Park), Alison Bradley Gallery (in Betws-y-Coed) and Conwy (Royal Cambrian Academy of Art & Plas Mawr). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cader Idris, stroll through Nercwys Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Aber Falls, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Old Auction Rooms.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Liverpool trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Liverpool in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September, daytime highs in Liverpool are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, Criccieth, Nercwys Forest, Aber Falls
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Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve ©
Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve
Snowdonia National Park ©
Snowdonia National Park
Cader Idris ©
Cader Idris

8
nights
York, United Kingdom

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 Shambles and Pyramid Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Riverside Golf Club and York Bird of Prey Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Courtyard Gallery (in Appleby-in-Westmorland), Orton (Kennedys Fine Chocolates & Orton Farmers' Market) and Kendal (K Village, the Lakes Outlet, Quaker Tapestry, & more). Pack the 17th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at York Maze. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, delve into the distant past at York City Walls, browse the different shops at Stonegate, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at The Red House Antiques Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our York attractions planning app .

Getting from Liverpool to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. September in York sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in York

Museums Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Kendal, Orton, Listening Gallery, Courtyard Gallery, Riverside Golf Club
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Orton Farmers' Market ©
Orton Farmers' Market
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

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