60 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

60 days in England & Edinburgh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner
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Portsmouth
— 3 nights
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Wareham
— 4 nights
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Gloucester
— 2 nights
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Exeter
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Alnwick
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 5 nights
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Grange-over-Sands
— 2 nights
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Whitby
— 4 nights
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York
— 3 nights
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Lincoln
— 4 nights
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Leicester
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Norwich
— 3 nights
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Cambridge
— 5 nights
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London
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Portsmouth — 3 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. Popular historic sites such as Royal Armouries - Fort Nelson and Wolvesey Castle are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Weald & Downland Living Museum and The D-Day Story. Explore Portsmouth's surroundings by going to Fishbourne Roman Palace (in Chichester) and Winchester City Mill (in Winchester). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Chichester Cathedral, learn about all things military at Royal Navy Submarine Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Portsdown Hill, and examine the collection at National Museum of the Royal Navy.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Portsmouth tour itinerary planner.

Sydney, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Portsmouth. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get a bit cooler in Portsmouth: highs are around 17°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wareham.
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Wareham — 4 nights

Wareham is an historic market town and, under the name Wareham Town, a civil parish, in the English county of Dorset. You'll explore and learn at The Tank Museum and Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum. Purbeck Mineral and Mining Museum and The Etches Collection, Museum of Jurassic Marine Life are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Wareham to go to Longburton and see Twisted Cider Barn & Shop, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, examine the collection at Wareham Town Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The Keep Military Museum, and don't miss a visit to Saint Nicholas Church.

To plan Wareham vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Portsmouth to Wareham by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Roman Baths and Castle Combe Village. Let the collections at Holburne Museum and The Museum of Bath at Work capture your imagination. Step out of Bath to go to Lacock and see Lacock Abbey, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, engage your brain at Herschel Museum of Astronomy, steep yourself in history at Bath Street, and explore the world behind art at Victoria Art Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bath trip planner.

Drive from Wareham to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gloucester.
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Gloucester — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral and then steep yourself in history at Belas Knap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Nature in Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, and then examine the collection at John Moore Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gloucester trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Gloucester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Exeter.
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Exeter — 3 nights

Exeter is a cathedral city in Devon England with a population of. Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Stone Lane Gardens will appeal to museum buffs. Visit Exeter Cathedral and Haldon Belvedere (Lawrence Castle) for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Exeter: Moretonhampstead Motor Museum (in Moretonhampstead) and Exmouth Museum (in Exmouth). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Pebblebed Vineyard, identify plant and animal life at RSPB Bowling Green Marsh, and don't miss a visit to Underground Passages.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Exeter attractions planner.

You can drive from Gloucester to Exeter in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.
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Torquay — 2 nights

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Devon Sea Safari, see the interesting displays at Bygones, and then kick back and relax at Meadfoot Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): go for a charming ride with a horse-drawn carriage tour, take an in-depth tour of Brixham Heritage Museum, and then take a stroll through Cockington.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Torquay day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Exeter to Torquay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Greyfriars Kirk will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Scottish National Portrait Gallery and Surgeons' Hall Museums. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, take an in-depth tour of National War Museum of Scotland, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and see the interesting displays at The Museum of Edinburgh.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh road trip planning site.

You can fly from Torquay to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Alnwick.
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Alnwick — 3 nights

Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Alnwick Castle and Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cragside House and Gardens and Belford Museum. The adventure continues: stroll through Bamburgh Beach, explore the galleries of The Alnwick Gallery, view the masterpieces at The Old School Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick trip planner.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Alnwick can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.
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Ambleside — 5 nights

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Step off the beaten path and head to Loughrigg Fell and The Armitt: Museum, Gallery, Library. Visit Rydal Mount & Gardens and St. Andrew's Church for their historical value. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Hawkshead Grammar School Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Easedale Tarn, admire the natural beauty at Rydal Hall Gardens, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Alcock Tarn.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ambleside trip builder site.

You can drive from Alnwick to Ambleside in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Grange-over-Sands.
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Grange-over-Sands — 2 nights

Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
On the 30th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Hampsfell Hospice and then walk around The Promenade. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Hales of Cartmel, sample the tasty concoctions at Unsworth’s Yard Brewery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cartmel Priory.

You can plan Grange-over-Sands trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Ambleside to Grange-over-Sands in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Whitby.
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Whitby — 4 nights

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Church of Saint Mary, Whitby and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens. Get a sense of the local culture at Robin Hood's Bay and Fylingdales Museum and Whitby Lighthouse. Change things up with a short trip to National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool in Hartlepool (about 1h 10 min away).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Whitby online trip builder.

You can drive from Grange-over-Sands to Whitby in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Whitby can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to York.
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York — 3 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 off the beaten path and head to York Castle Museum and York Cold War Bunker. Get some cultural insight at Yorkshire Air Museum and Selby Abbey. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the striking features of Merchant Adventurers' Hall.

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

Traveling by car from Whitby to York takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in York can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Lincoln.
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Lincoln — 4 nights

Lincoln is a cathedral city and the county town of Lincolnshire, within the East Midlands of England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lincoln Cathedral and International Bomber Command Centre. Lincoln Castle and Doddington Hall & Gardens will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Lincoln side-trips: St Nicholas Church (in Tuxford), Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre (in Laxton) and Rufford Abbey Country Park (in Ollerton). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Botolph's Church (Boston Stump), get engrossed in the history at The Collection, step into the grandiose world of Newark Castle, and steep yourself in history at Woolsthorpe Manor.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Lincoln day trip site.

Traveling by car from York to Lincoln takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Leicester.
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Leicester — 1 night

On the 12th (Fri), sample the fine beverages at 45 Gin School - The Distillers Kitchen, then steep yourself in history at Leicester Cathedral, and then see the interesting displays at St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Leicester travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Lincoln to Leicester by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Norwich.
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Norwich — 3 nights

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Cathedral and Catholic Cathedral of St John the Baptist. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Norwich: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (in Flixton) and RNLI Henry Blogg Museum (in Cromer). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Strangers' Hall Museum, indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, don't miss a visit to Elm Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St Peter Mancroft.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Norwich trip planner.

You can drive from Leicester to Norwich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Norwich sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cambridge.
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Cambridge — 5 nights

Steeped in history and tradition, Cambridge is renowned for its ancient colleges and sprawling green gardens.
Fitzwilliam Museum and Sedgwick Museum of Geology will appeal to museum buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Ely Cathedral and The Animal Experience. Change things up with these side-trips from Cambridge: The Manor (in Hemingford Grey) and Edible Ornamentals (in Chawston). The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at American Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The Centre for Computing History, steep yourself in history at St. John's College, and gain insight at Jesus College.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cambridge trip app.

Drive from Norwich to Cambridge in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Cambridge are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.
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London — 7 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Wallace Collection. Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and HMS Belfast. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Brooklands Museum (in Weybridge), Polesden Lacey (in Great Bookham) and Waddesdon Manor (in Waddesdon). There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Cutty Sark, catch a live event at Emirates Stadium Tour and Museum, learn about all things military at Imperial War Museum London, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our London trip planning site.

Getting from Cambridge to London by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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England travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Cotswolds travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Zoos
Lush rolling hills and picture-perfect villages make Cotswolds one of the most popular leisure spots for locals and passing visitors alike. During the height of the season, the area gets packed with tourists exploring the region’s numerous stately homes, thatched cottages, historic churches, and attractive stone-built villages. The wood trade brought wealth and prosperity to this area centuries ago, and the region still proudly boasts hundreds of notable buildings constructed during the Middle Ages. Within easy striking distance of London and several other urban centers, this wealthy area supports a thriving artisan scene, as well as a strong food culture centered around farmer's markets and numerous organic producers.
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Lake District travel guide

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World heritage site · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
A paradise for all lovers of the great outdoors, UNESCO World Heritage-listed Lake District is widely regarded as one of the most stunning areas of natural beauty in the UK. This mountainous region famously served as inspiration for some of the finest works of artists William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Containing the country’s largest national park, the Lake District is England’s top vacation destination for hikers and rock climbers. Nature lovers from around the world linger in this area for days and even weeks, sightseeing in the sweeping landscape of rugged hilltops, glistening lakes, dense forests, and hazy mountaintops. The region abounds in numerous hidden pubs, inns, and hotels, offering not only shelter from the weather, but also first-class dining and drinking options.
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