56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

56 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 3 nights
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Fort Augustus
— 4 nights
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Windermere
— 4 nights
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Ulverston
— 3 nights
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
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Llandudno
— 5 nights
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 4 nights
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Oxford
— 3 nights
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Bath
— 4 nights
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Cardiff
— 3 nights
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St Ives
— 3 nights
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Dartmouth
— 2 nights
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Salisbury
— 2 nights
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Winchester
— 3 nights
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Windsor
— 7 nights
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Glasgow

— 3 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Change things up with a short trip to Stirling Castle in Stirling (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, contemplate the long history of Glasgow Cathedral, walk around Pollok Country Park, and have fun and explore at Glasgow Science Centre.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Glasgow trip maker website.

Windsor to Glasgow is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Windsor in August, expect Glasgow to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort Augustus.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fort Augustus

— 4 nights
Fort Augustus is a settlement in the parish of Boleskine and Abertarff, at the south west end of Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands. Explore Fort Augustus' surroundings by going to Morar Beach (in Morar), Arisaig (Maelrubha's Chapel & Camusdarach Beach) and River Foyers (in Foyers). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, tee off at Fort Augustus Golf Club, explore the galleries of The Clansman Centre, and make a trip to Bealach na Ba Viewpoint.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort Augustus day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Fort Augustus takes 3.5 hours. In August in Fort Augustus, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Windermere.

Things to do in Fort Augustus

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Windermere

— 4 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Take a break from Windermere with a short trip to Alpacaly Ever After in Portinscale, about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy some diversion at Michael Coates Clay Shooting, tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, examine the collection at Ruskin Museum, and explore the activities along Derwentwater.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Fort Augustus to Windermere takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Ulverston.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Ulverston

— 3 nights
Ulverston is a market town in the South Lakeland district of Cumbria in North West England. Venture out of the city with trips to Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and Piel Island (in Barrow-in-Furness). There's lots more to do: get outside with Gummer's How, examine the collection at Laurel and Hardy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Conishead Priory, and identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ulverston online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Windermere to Ulverston takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Ulverston

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Liverpool

— 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Liverpool side-trips: Chester Zoo (in Chester) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, stroll the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral, and examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Liverpool planning site.

You can drive from Ulverston to Liverpool in 2 hours. In August in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Llandudno.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Llandudno

— 5 nights
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Explore Llandudno's surroundings by going to Dragon Raiders Activity Park (in Criccieth), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Caernarfon (Caernarfon Castle & Beacon Climbing Centre). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, play a few rounds at Great Orme Family Golf, explore the striking landscape at Great Orme, and get in on the family fun at Great Orme Cable Cars.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Llandudno vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Liverpool to Llandudno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Llandudno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Stratford-upon-Avon

— 4 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Venture out of the city with trips to Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre & Cotswold Archery), Bourton House Garden (in Bourton-on-the-Hill) and Bourton-on-the-Water (The Cotswold Brewing Company & Bourton on the Water). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, and experience rural life at Mary Arden's Farm.

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You can drive from Llandudno to Stratford-upon-Avon in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. September in Stratford-upon-Avon sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Oxford.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Oxford

— 3 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: Warwick Castle (in Warwick), St. Nicholas' Church (in Gloucester) and Stratford-upon-Avon (Shakespeare's Birthplace, The Shakespeare Heritage Trail, &more). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Stonehenge, step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, kick your exploration up a notch at Head 4 Heights Waterpark, and learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Oxford trip planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oxford, with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Bath

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Head 4 Heights Waterpark (in Cirencester), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and Tetbury (Chavenage House & The Royal Gardens at Highgrove). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip maker.

Take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Bath

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Cardiff

— 3 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Rhossili Bay (in Rhossili), Yarak Bird of Prey (in Cullompton) and Gower Peninsula (in Swansea). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at St Fagans National Museum of History, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Cardiff Castle, and take in the waterfront at Cardiff Bay Wales.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Cardiff takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Cardiff sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Cardiff

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

St Ives

— 3 nights
St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Venture out of the city with trips to Eden Project (in Bodelva), The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan) and Cornwall Football Golf (in St Austell). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of St. Michael's Mount, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get outside with Kernow Coasteering, and take in the pleasant sights at St Ives Bay.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our St Ives sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in St Ives sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dartmouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Dartmouth

— 2 nights
Dartmouth is a town and civil parish in the English county of Devon. Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Coleton Fishacre, and then deepen your understanding at Britannia Royal Naval College. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Salcombe to Bolt Head Walk.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Dartmouth day trip planning app.

Getting from St Ives to Dartmouth by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Salisbury.

Things to do in Dartmouth

Parks · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Salisbury

— 2 nights
Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. On the 28th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Wilton House, admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, contemplate the long history of Mompesson House, then don't miss a visit to Stonehenge, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Sarum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at New Forest National Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Salisbury trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Dartmouth to Salisbury in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. September in Salisbury sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Winchester.

Things to do in Salisbury

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Winchester

— 3 nights
Winchester is a city and the county town of Hampshire, England. When in Winchester, make a side trip to see Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in Portsmouth, approximately Portsmouth away. Pack the 2nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Winchester Cathedral, get to know the resident critters at Hawk Conservancy Trust, get outside with The Tank Driving Company, and contemplate the long history of Hospital of St Cross.

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Drive from Salisbury to Winchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Winchester can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Windsor.

Things to do in Winchester

Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Windsor

— 7 nights
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Reading (Room Escape Games & Reload Laser Clay Shooting Range), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (in Kew) and Hampton Court Palace (in East Molesey). Pack the 4th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Thorpe Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Windsor Castle, appreciate the history behind Irish Guardsman Statue, experience rural life at Willow Court Farm & Poultry, and take in the pleasant sights at Eton Walkway.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Windsor online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Winchester to Windsor in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Windsor sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Windsor

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.