40 days in United Kingdom & Madeira Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom & Madeira Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Durham, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom — 5 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London driving holiday planner.

Morelia, Mexico to London is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 6 hours. While traveling from Morelia, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Liverpool.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Liverpool, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Explore Liverpool's surroundings by going to Great Orme (in Llandudno), Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Windermere (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, Holehird Gardens, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, and contemplate the long history of Mendips - John Lennon Home.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Liverpool using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Liverpool takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manchester.
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Manchester, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Get out of town with these interesting Manchester side-trips: Room Escape Games (in Warrington), Tarn Hows (in Coniston) and Bowness-on-Windermere (The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction & Boat Tours & Water Sports). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Kinder Scout, identify plant and animal life at Stockley Farm Birds of Prey Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, and view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manchester online trip maker.

You can drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheffield side-trips: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Sidecar Safari Peak District- Day Tours (in Tideswell) and Ladybower Reservoir (in Bamford). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Stanage Edge, identify plant and animal life at Holly Hagg Community Farm, take some stellar pictures from Curbar Edge, and hike along Ridge Walk Mam Tor to Losehill.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sheffield journey planner.

Traveling by car from Manchester to Sheffield takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle (in Tadcaster), Museum of Victorian Science (in Whitby) and National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Breezy Knees Gardens, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at National Railway Museum, and sample some tasty brews at Brewtown Tours.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the York trip planner.

You can drive from Sheffield to York in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daily temperatures in York can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Durham.
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Durham, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): stroll through Teesdale Alpacas (Open by Appointment Only) and then cast your line with The Durham Fly Fishing Company. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Durham Cathedral, then stop by Fury Events, and then don't miss a visit to Tommy World War One Soldier Sculpture - Eleven 'O' One.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Durham attractions planner.

You can take a train from York to Durham in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Durham, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Newcastle upon Tyne.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom — 5 nights

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Get out of town with these interesting Newcastle upon Tyne side-trips: Penrith (Penrith Castle, Center Parcs - Whinfell Forest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk, look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Falconry, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Newcastle upon Tyne holiday planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne is just a stone's throw from Durham. In August, daytime highs in Newcastle upon Tyne are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Change things up with a short trip to Isle of May National Nature Reserve in Anstruther (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, get great views at Calton Hill, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh attractions planner.

You can take a train from Newcastle upon Tyne to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Pico Ruivo and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Safari Madeira Island and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Funchal attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Funchal takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Funchal, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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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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Madeira travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira, the largest island of the eponymous archipelago, serves as one of Portugal's top year-round holiday destinations. Although it draws a growing number of visitors, the island retains much of its relaxed atmosphere and provides an alternative vacation idea for travelers seeking a tropical paradise still relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. The capital city of Funchal, settled in the 15th century, attracts the biggest crowds and serves as a convenient stopover for trans-Atlantic cruise ships sailing from the Caribbean. When you get tired of exploring Fuchal's lively streets and beaches, hop on a boat tour of the archipelago for some whale watching or big game fishing.
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