19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

19 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom planner
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Alnwick
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Durham
— 1 night
Train
3
York
— 1 night
Train
4
London
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Winchester
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
7
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 1 night
Drive
9
Kilmartin
— 1 night
Drive
10
Stirling
— 1 night
Drive
11
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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Alnwick — 2 nights

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. On the 21st (Sat), step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden and then step into the grandiose world of Alnwick Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lindisfarne Priory, step into the grandiose world of Bamburgh Castle, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Alnwick journey planner.

Chicago, USA to Alnwick is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Alnwick, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in May, things will get a bit cooler in Alnwick: highs are around 56°F and lows about 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Durham.
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Find places to stay May 20 — 22:

Durham — 1 night

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Museum of Archaeology, then admire the striking features of Durham Castle, then steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Nicholas Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Durham online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alnwick to Durham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, daytime highs in Durham are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to York.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:

York — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of York Railway Station, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and then take in the pleasant sights at York City Walls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the York holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Durham to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can take a train to London.
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Find places to stay May 23 — 24:

London — 2 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.
On the 25th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Wallace Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Old Royal Naval College, then admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally do sightseeing your way with BrakeAway Bike Tours.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our London online trip maker.

Getting from York to London by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May in London, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Winchester.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

Winchester — 2 nights

Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of The Great Hall, delve into the distant past at Stonehenge, then admire the landmark architecture of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Sarum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): make a trip to Winchester Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, then learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Winchester holiday maker site.

You can drive from London to Winchester in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May in Winchester, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to fly to Aberdeen.
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Find places to stay May 26 — 28:

Aberdeen — 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Aberdeen Maritime Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Aberdeen vacation planner.

You can fly from Winchester to Aberdeen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Find places to stay May 28 — 29:

Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Take a break from the city and head to The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and Neist Point. Explore hidden gems such as Eilean Donan Castle and The Quiraing. Change things up with a short trip to Calum's Seal Trips in Plockton (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip maker app.

You can drive from Aberdeen to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tobermory.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 1:

Tobermory, Isle of Mull — 1 night

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. On the 2nd (Thu), get up close to creatures of the deep with Sea Life Surveys and then head off the coast to Inspire Wild.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tobermory trip planner.

You can travel from Isle of Skye to Tobermory in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Tobermory are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kilmartin.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 2:
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Kilmartin — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Nether Largie South Cairn, admire the verdant scenery at Kilmartin Glen, and then make a trip to Kilmartin Church and Graveyard.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kilmartin itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tobermory to Kilmartin in 2.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Kilmartin can reach 63°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Stirling.
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Stirling — 1 night

Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, and then stroll around Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stirling online holiday maker.

Drive from Kilmartin to Stirling in 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Stirling are 64°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:

Edinburgh — 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Discover out-of-the-way places like St Giles' Cathedral and Holyrood Abbey. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Grassmarket, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and take in the dramatic natural features at Calton Hill.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh journey app.

Traveling by car from Stirling to Edinburgh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 63°F, while nighttime lows are 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

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.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Isle of Mull travel guide

4.2
Distilleries · Beaches · Specialty Museums