60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
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Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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St Ives
— 6 nights
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Weymouth
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Rye
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Abbotsford House and Rosslyn Chapel. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses), Buchanan Street (in Glasgow) and Stirling Castle (in Stirling). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Edinburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Cairngorm Mountain and Blair Athol Distillery. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and Cairngorm Reindeer Centre. Change things up with a short trip to Dalwhinnie Distillery in Dalwhinnie (about 44 minutes away). There's still lots to do: stroll around RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Aviemore online road trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in December, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

4
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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Aira Force Waterfall and Lakeland Motor Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Predator Experience and Catbells Lakeland Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, sample the tasty concoctions at Keswick Brewing Company, explore the striking landscape at Helm Crag, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ambleside trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Aviemore to Ambleside by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

4
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Llandudno

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Orme and The British Ironwork Centre. Get some historical perspective at Chester Cathedral and Caernarfon Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: Falconry Experience Wales (in Machynlleth), Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve (in Bethesda) and Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Conwy Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay, and take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Llandudno vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Llandudno takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Bakewell

Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chatsworth House and Tissington Hall. Head to Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop and White Peakhouse Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: Lincoln (Steep Hill & Lincoln Castle). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, look for all kinds of wild species at Peak Mountaineering, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Parish Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bakewell sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Bakewell takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bakewell can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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York

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.
Get in touch with nature at York Bird of Prey Centre and Donna Nook Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like York City Walls and Sandsend Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). The adventure continues: examine the collection at York Castle Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Whitby Abbey, get to know the fascinating history of 199 Steps, and step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard.

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

Traveling by car from Bakewell to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in York, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Norwich

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Get some historical perspective at Ely Cathedral and Norwich Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Wells Next The Sea Beach. Explore Norwich's surroundings by going to Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea), Horsey Beach (in Horsey) and The Animal Experience (in Stretham). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Holkham Hall, indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, and make a trip to Thursford.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip planner.

You can drive from York to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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London

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.
Blenheim Palace and Westminster Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Saatchi Gallery and The British Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey) and Collegiate Church of St Mary's (in Warwick). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, and admire the striking features of Houses of Parliament.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our London online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Norwich to London by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December in London, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Longleat and Bath Abbey. Head to A2 Gallery and Barnburyfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth), Wells (Wells Cathedral & Wells Market Place) and Winchester (Hospital of St Cross & Winchester Cathedral). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath itinerary site.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Porthmeor Beach and Perranporth Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: St Protus and St Hyacinth’s Church (in Blisland), Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel) and Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Spas). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lydford Gorge, admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayle Towans Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Porthcurno Beach.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the St Ives online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to St Ives takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in St Ives can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Weymouth

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get some cultural insight at The Tank Museum and Exeter Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Dunster Castle and Weymouth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland) and Durlston Country Park (in Swanage). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Exmouth Beach, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, practice your aim at Crackshot, and see the interesting displays at Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Weymouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Brighton and Hove

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Get outdoors at Beachy Head and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Shop till you drop at Gustamps and Petworth House and Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching) and Portsmouth (The Mary Rose, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through North Laine, get a taste of the local shopping with The Lanes, indulge in some personalized pampering at Natural Balance Therapies, and steep yourself in history at Royal Pavilion.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Weymouth to Brighton and Hove takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Brighton and Hove sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rye.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

5
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Rye

Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camber Sands and Old Town Hastings. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodiam Castle and Folkestone Harbour Arm. Explore Rye's surroundings by going to The Hawking Centre (in Doddington), Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone) and East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rye trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Rye takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rye are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.