38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

38 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 6 nights
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Cambridge
— 6 nights
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Wells-next-the-Sea
— 5 nights
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Goathland
— 1 night
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Rothbury
— 3 nights
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Bamburgh
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Pitlochry
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London — 6 nights

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Royal Naval College and Lord's Cricket Ground. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum and Temple Church. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kenwood House, admire the striking features of Freemasons' Hall, grab your bike and head to BrakeAway Bike Tours, and steep yourself in history at Abbey Road Studios.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the London travel route planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, things will get a bit warmer in London: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can take a train to Cambridge.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Cambridge — 6 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Time and Tide Museum and RAF Air Defence Radar Museum. Get some historical perspective at Burghley House and Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial. Venture out of the city with trips to Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral & Steep Hill), Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Ely Cathedral (in Ely). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Wimpole Estate, admire the natural beauty at East Ruston Old Vicarage Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King's College Chapel, and admire the landmark architecture of Norwich Cathedral.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cambridge trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by train from London to Cambridge takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cambridge are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Wells-next-the-Sea.
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Wells-next-the-Sea — 5 nights

Visit Blickling Estate and Holkham Hall for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bircham Windmill and Cromer Museum. Explore Wells-next-the-Sea's surroundings by going to Cromer (Cromer Pier & Cromer Beach) and Bacton Beach (in Bacton).

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Wells-next-the-Sea tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cambridge to Wells-next-the-Sea in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Goathland.
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Goathland — 1 night

On the 13th (Sat), explore the galleries of The Geall Gallery, then make a trip to Goathland Station, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Church.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Goathland trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Wells-next-the-Sea to Goathland in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Goathland, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rothbury.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rothbury — 3 nights

Cragend Farm and Tosson Lime Kiln will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Kielder Observatory and The Congregational. Change things up with a short trip to Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre in Kielder (about 58 minutes away).

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Traveling by car from Goathland to Rothbury takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Rothbury sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bamburgh.
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Bamburgh — 5 nights

Bamburgh is a village and civil parish on the coast of Northumberland, England. Popular historic sites such as Lindisfarne Castle and The Parish Church of Saint Mary the Virgin are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Grace Darling Museum and Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh. Venture out of the city with trips to Flodden (in Cornhill on Tweed), Etal Castle (in Etal) and Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve (in Holy Island). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ross Back Sands Beach, kick back and relax at Bamburgh Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Aidans RC Church, and examine the collection at Lindisfarne Centre.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Bamburgh vacation tool.

You can drive from Rothbury to Bamburgh in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 2 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, and then admire the natural beauty at Princes Street Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Scottish National Gallery, then view the masterpieces at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and finally take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh road trip app.

You can drive from Bamburgh to Edinburgh in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Glasgow.
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, then stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, and then take a stroll through Buchanan Street. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle, step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle, and then make a trip to National Wallace Monument.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Glasgow trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 2 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, then relax in the rural setting at The Oyster Shed, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, then explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip maker.

You can drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can drive to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
On the 28th (Sun), witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, then expand your understanding of the military at Fort George, and then explore the historical opulence of Cawdor Castle. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Urquhart Castle, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Inverness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pitlochry.
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Pitlochry — 2 nights

Pitlochry is a burgh in the county of Perthshire in Scotland, lying on the River Tummel. Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Blair Castle & Gardens, don't miss a visit to Queen's View Visitor Centre, and then take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Crannog Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pitlochry online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Pitlochry takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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

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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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