54 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

54 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 7 nights
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
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Fort William
— 6 nights
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Bowness-on-Windermere
— 6 nights
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York
— 6 nights
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St. Brelade, Jersey
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 7 nights
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St Ives
— 5 nights
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Wareham
— 2 nights
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Portsmouth
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh — 7 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Museum-lovers will appreciate Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Falkirk (Falkirk Wheel & The Kelpies & The Helix), Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Buchanan Street) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Seahouses). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Scottish Crannog Centre, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Calton Hill, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip tool.

Detroit, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is 5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Detroit in October, with highs in Edinburgh at 56°F and lows at 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aviemore.
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Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Aviemore — 3 nights

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Step out of the city life by going to RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Mountain. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and Highland Folk Museum. Step out of Aviemore to go to Dalwhinnie and see Dalwhinnie Distillery, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rothiemurchus.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore tour planning site.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Aviemore sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Isle of Skye — 3 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get in touch with nature at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye and The Old Man of Storr. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Quiraing and Portree Harbour. Step out of Isle of Skye to go to Kyle of Lochalsh and see Eilean Donan Castle, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, sample the fine beverages at Talisker Distillery, stroll through Neist Point, and stop by Cuillin Crafts.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Isle of Skye driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Aviemore to Isle of Skye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 54°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Fort William.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries
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Fort William — 6 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. Visiting Ben Nevis and Nevis Range Mountain Resort will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Steall Waterfall and Falls of Dochart. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Inveraray (Inveraray Castle & Inveraray Jail), Seafari Adventures (in Ellenabeich) and Oban (Oban Distillery & McCaig's Tower). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at West Highland Museum, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and take in the views from Glenfinnan Viaduct.

To find out how to plan a trip to Fort William, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bowness-on-Windermere.
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Bowness-on-Windermere — 6 nights

Bowness-on-Windermere is a town in South Lakeland, Cumbria, England. Step off the beaten path and head to Boat Tours & Water Sports and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. Take a break from the city and head to Alpacaly Ever After and White Scar Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Bowness-on-Windermere: Aira Force Waterfall (in Penrith), Lake Windermere (in Windermere) and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House (in Hawkshead). And it doesn't end there: explore the landscape on two wheels at Grizedale Forest, appreciate the extensive heritage of Tarn Hows, see the interesting displays at The Puzzling Place, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bowness-on-Windermere holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Bowness-on-Windermere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to York.
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York — 6 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.
Step out of the city life by going to York Bird of Prey Centre and Scarborough Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to The York Dungeon and Streetlife Museum of Transport. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Eden Camp Modern History Museum (in Malton), Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend) and Whitby Beach (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Filey Beach, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Museum Gardens, and step into the grandiose world of Scarborough Castle.

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

Drive from Bowness-on-Windermere to York in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, daytime highs in York are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to St. Brelade.
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St. Brelade, Jersey — 2 nights

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On the 2nd (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Jersey Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Liberation Square, then examine the collection at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital, and finally stroll through St. Brelade's Bay Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Maritime Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Elizabeth Castle, and then explore the historical opulence of Mont Orgueil Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the St. Brelade trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from York to St. Brelade takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from York in November, St. Brelade is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Torquay.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Torquay — 7 nights

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Visit Woolacombe Beach and Saunton Beach for some beach relaxation. Let the collections at Fleet Air Arm Museum and Haynes Motor Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary (in Buckfastleigh), Davidstow Airfield & Cornwall At War Museum (in Camelford) and The Donkey Sanctuary (in Sidmouth). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Kents Cavern, stroll through Dawlish Warren Beach, kick back and relax at Westward Ho Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Berry Head National Nature Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Torquay trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from St. Brelade to Torquay takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, train, and bus. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from St. Brelade in November, with highs in Torquay at 75°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to St Ives.
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St Ives — 5 nights

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Let the collections at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Shipwreck Treasure Museum capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fistral Beach Bar and Porthminster Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near St Ives: National Maritime Museum Cornwall (in Falmouth), Spas (in Newquay) and Perranporth Beach (in Perranporth). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Carbis Bay Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at St. Michael's Mount, look for all kinds of wild species at Screech Owl Sanctuary, and take an unorthodox tour of Tintagel Castle.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Ives driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Torquay to St Ives in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Torquay in November, expect St Ives to be cooler, temps between 53°F and 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Wareham.
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Wareham — 2 nights

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. On the 16th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, learn about all things military at The Tank Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Monkey World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Corfe Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Studland beach and Nature Reserve.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Wareham online trip builder.

Drive from St Ives to Wareham in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from St Ives in November, Wareham is slightly colder at night with lows of 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Portsmouth.
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Portsmouth — 6 nights

Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Let the collections at HMS Victory and Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology capture your imagination. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monkey Haven - Primate Rescue Centre and Weymouth Harbour. Get out of town with these interesting Portsmouth side-trips: Winchester Cathedral (in Winchester), Bournemouth (Bournemouth Beach & Hengistbury Head Beach) and Weymouth Beach (in Weymouth). And it doesn't end there: learn more about the world around you at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, steep yourself in history at Blenheim Palace, get in on the family fun at Paultons Park, and examine the collection at The Mary Rose.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth journey maker website.

Getting from Wareham to Portsmouth by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 51°F and lows of 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to fly back home.
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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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