31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom sightseeing planner

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Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive
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Braemar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
Drive
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Glasgow
— 4 nights
Fly
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Belfast
— 4 nights
Fly
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Liverpool
— 3 nights
Drive
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York
— 5 nights
Train
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London
— 6 nights
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Aberdeen

— 1 night

Flower of Scotland

The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Peterhead Prison Museum, tee off at Cruden Bay Golf Club, and then kick back and relax at Balmedie Beach. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Teasel & Tweed, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glen Garioch Distillery, and then pause for some photo ops at Battle of Harlaw Monument.

Make your Aberdeen itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Aberdeen. In September, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Braemar.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Outdoors · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:

Braemar

— 2 nights
Braemar is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, around 58mi west of Aberdeen in the Highlands. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Craigendarroch and then don't miss a visit to The Braemar Gathering. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kentigern’s Church and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Muick.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Braemar road trip site.

Traveling by car from Aberdeen to Braemar takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Braemar

Parks · Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:

Edinburgh

— 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Braemar to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 23:

Glasgow

— 4 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Step out of Glasgow to go to Cumnock and see Blackstone Clydesdales & Dig-a-Day Experience, which is approximately 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, stroll around Kelvingrove Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Glasgow day trip planner.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Belfast.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Belfast

— 4 nights
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Coast Rd (in Larne), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum), see the interesting displays at The Abingdon Collection, steep yourself in history at Crumlin Road Gaol, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Belfast day trip website.

Fly from Glasgow to Belfast in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Liverpool.

Things to do in Belfast

Museums · Scenic Drive · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 27 — Oct 1:

Liverpool

— 3 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: Llandudno (Llandudno Promenade & Great Orme), Land Rover Experience (in Tarporley) and Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Williamson’s Tunnels – Friends of Williamson’s Tunnels, see the interesting displays at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Belfast to Liverpool in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. October in Liverpool sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

York

— 5 nights

City of Festivals

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: Spirit of Yorkshire Distillery (in Hunmanby), Fury Events (in Witton Gilbert) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Peak Mountaineering, see the interesting displays at York Castle Museum, wander the streets of York Shambles, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the York trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in York sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 9:

London

— 6 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Change things up with these side-trips from London: Winchester College (in Winchester) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the London travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from York to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. October in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 15:

United Kingdom travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.