29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

29 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train
3
Alnwick
— 3 nights
Train
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Fly
6
St. Helier, Jersey
— 4 nights
Fly to London Gatwick, Ferry to Newport
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Newport, Isle of Wight
— 2 nights
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Drive to Yarmouth, Ferry to Lymington, Drive to Wareham
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Wareham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Inverness

— 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Culloden Battlefield and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Get some cultural insight at Fort George and Fort Augustus Abbey. There's lots more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel planner.

Denver, USA to Inverness is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Denver, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Inverness, ranging from highs of 58°F to lows of 41°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 30:

Edinburgh

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosslyn Chapel and Surgeons' Hall Museums. Head to The Glasgow School of Art and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburghfor some retail therapy. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow), The Scottish Crannog Centre (in Kenmore) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Georgian House, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh visit planning tool.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 3:

Alnwick

— 3 nights
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Do some cultural sightseeing at Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens. Get some historical perspective at Lindisfarne Priory and The Alnwick Garden. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of National Trust - Dunstanburgh Castle and take in the exciting artwork at The Alnwick Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Alnwick itinerary builder.

Getting from Edinburgh to Alnwick by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Alnwick, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:

York

— 4 nights

City of Festivals

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Fountains Abbey and Rievaulx Abbey. Get some cultural insight at The Quayside and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Cathedral), Whitby Abbey (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). The adventure continues: examine the collection at York Castle Museum and go for a walk through York City Walls.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the York day trip site.

You can take a train from Alnwick to York in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in York can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 10:

Caernarfon

— 3 nights
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Conwy Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Caernarfon Castle and Beaumaris Castle. Step out of Caernarfon to go to Llandudno and see Great Orme, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's more to do: get engrossed in the history at National Slate Museum and cast your line with Starida Puffin Island Cruises & Sea Fishing Trips.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Caernarfon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from York to Caernarfon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to St. Helier.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

St. Helier, Jersey

— 4 nights
Discover out-of-the-way places like Elizabeth Castle and Mont Orgueil Castle. Let the collections at Maritime Museum and Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from St. Helier: Coach House Gallery (in St. Pierre du Bois) and The Little Chapel (in Les Vauxbelets).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read St. Helier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Caernarfon to St. Helier takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. June in St. Helier sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 53°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Newport.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

Newport, Isle of Wight

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Quarr Abbey and then steep yourself in history at Osborne House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, then shop like a local with The Garlic Farm, and then explore the historical opulence of Carisbrooke Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Newport trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from St. Helier to Newport takes 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Newport can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Wareham.

Things to do in Newport

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Wareham

— 2 nights
Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle and then make a splash at Dorset Adventure Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): view the masterpieces at Sculpture by the Lakes and then take an in-depth tour of The Tank Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Wareham day trip planning website.

Getting from Newport to Wareham by combination of car and ferry takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. June in Wareham sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Wareham

Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Portsmouth

— 3 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. HMS Victory and Chichester Cathedral will appeal to museum buffs. Arundel Castle and Gardens and Old Sarum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at The Mary Rose and learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Portsmouth itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Wareham to Portsmouth takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 21 — 24:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
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.