40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 3 nights
Train
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Cambridge
— 2 nights
Drive
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Stratford-upon-Avon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oxford
— 2 nights
Train
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Bath
— 3 nights
Fly to Anglesey, Taxi to Caernarfon
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Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 2 nights
Drive
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Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manchester
— 2 nights
Drive
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York
— 2 nights
Train
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Durham
— 2 nights
Drive
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Keswick
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Fort William
— 2 nights
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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London — 3 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the London day trip planner.

Queenstown, New Zealand to London is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 12 hours. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 2 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of King's College Chapel, deepen your understanding at King's College, University of Cambridge, then admire the masterpieces at Fitzwilliam Museum, then engage your brain at Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and finally gain insight at Gonville and Caius College. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Cambridgeshire Wine School, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at IWM Duxford, and finally admire the natural beauty at Cambridge University Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cambridge trip planner.

Take a train from London to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cambridge are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Stratford-upon-Avon — 3 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. Stratford-upon-Avon is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Anne Hathaway's Cottage & Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Shakespeare's Birthplace, grab your bike and head to The River Avon Trail, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stratford-upon-Avon travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cambridge to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oxford.
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Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Model Village, examine the collection at Cotswold Motoring Museum, then examine the collection at Pitt Rivers Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): deepen your understanding at University of Oxford, explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Lord Leycester Hospital, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalen College.

For maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Oxford online trip planner.

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Stratford-upon-Avon in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Oxford, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Bath.
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Bath — 3 nights

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bath: Wells (Vicar's Close, Wells Cathedral, &more), Longleat (in Warminster) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Roman Baths, explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermae Bath Spa, and get behind the scenes at Bath Aqua Glass Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bath trip itinerary site.

You can take a train from Oxford to Bath in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Caernarfon.
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Caernarfon — 2 nights

Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of National Slate Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and then don't miss a visit to Conwy Town Walls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Caernarfon Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, and then find something for the whole family at GreenWood Forest Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Caernarfon trip itinerary app.

Getting from Bath to Caernarfon by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, daytime highs in Caernarfon are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Llandudno.
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Llandudno — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, steep yourself in history at Plas Mawr, go for a walk through Llandudno Promenade, then get interesting insight from The Great Orme Tramway, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Beaumaris Gaol, then contemplate the long history of Portmeirion Village, and then take a memorable tour with Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Llandudno road trip app.

You can drive from Caernarfon to Llandudno in an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Llandudno sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Liverpool.
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Liverpool — 2 nights

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool, don't miss a visit to Antony Gormley's Another Place, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Liverpool, then examine the collection at The Beatles Story, and finally take in the waterfront at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, learn more about the world around you at World Museum, then don't miss a visit to St. George's Hall, and finally view the masterpieces at Walker Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Liverpool trip planner.

Traveling by car from Llandudno to Liverpool takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manchester.
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Manchester — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): get lost in a book at Manchester Central Library, examine the collection at People's History Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Imperial War Museum North, and finally examine the collection at The Runway Visitor Park. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at National Football Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, then ponder the world of politics at Manchester Town Hall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manchester online trip builder.

Drive from Liverpool to Manchester in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Manchester, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to York.
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York — 2 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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the exciting artwork at Chatsworth House and then take a stroll through York Shambles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Fri): delve into the distant past at York City Walls, admire the striking features of York Minster, then see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read York holiday planner.

Getting from Manchester to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Durham.
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Durham — 2 nights

Durham is a historic city and the county town of County Durham in North East England. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Beamish Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Crook Hall & Gardens, steep yourself in history at Durham Cathedral, and then hunt for treasures at Durham Market Hall.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Durham trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from York to Durham by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Keswick.
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Keswick — 2 nights

Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. On the 29th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, then get outside with Honister Slate Mine, then join in the after-dark buzz at Hawkshead Brewery, and finally get your game on at RockShop. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Castlerigg Stone Circle, then paddle through the water with Keswick Canoe and Bushcraft, then skim along the rocks with Mobile Adventure - Day Adventures, and finally examine the collection at The Puzzling Place.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Keswick journey maker tool.

Drive from Durham to Keswick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Durham in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Keswick, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, don't miss a visit to Calton Hill, and contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel route planner.

You can drive from Keswick to Edinburgh in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Keswick in June since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens, then tour the pleasant surroundings at West Highland Way, then walk around Pollok Country Park, and finally browse the exhibits of The Glasgow School of Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): gain insight at University of Glasgow, then stroll around Kelvingrove Park, and then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip builder site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Fort William — 2 nights

Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at West Highland Museum and then stop by Highland Soaps. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, then see the interesting displays at Treasures of the Earth, then steep yourself in history at Glenfinnan Monument, and finally take a memorable tour with Jacobite Steam Train.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Fort William route maker app.

Drive from Glasgow to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) 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 9th (Thu), explore the activities along River Ness, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, then see the interesting displays at ShipSpace, and finally don't miss a visit to Chanonry Point. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Rogie Falls and then contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Inverness trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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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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