31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

31 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Betws-y-Coed
— 5 nights
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Bakewell
— 6 nights
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Windermere
— 5 nights
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Penrith
— 5 nights
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Fort William
— 7 nights
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Port Ellen
— 2 nights
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Betws-y-Coed

— 5 nights
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Benllech Beach and Sappers Suspension Bridge. Explore Betws-y-Coed's surroundings by going to Foel Farm Park (in Brynsiencyn), Dinas Dinlle Beach (in Dinas Dinlle) and Anglesey Riding Centre (in Dwyran). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Llyn Elsi, admire the sheer force of Conwy Falls, take a peaceful walk through Gwydir Forest, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Mary's Church.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Betws-y-Coed road trip planning app.

Birlingham to Betws-y-Coed is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Traveling from Birlingham in August, you will find days in Betws-y-Coed are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bakewell.

Things to do in Betws-y-Coed

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 1 — 6:

Bakewell

— 6 nights
Bakewell is a small market town and civil parish in the Derbyshire Dales district of Derbyshire, England, well known for the local confection Bakewell pudding. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kinder Scout and Gawsworth Hall. Change things up with these side-trips from Bakewell: Blaze Farm (in Macclesfield), Rudyard Lake (in Rudyard) and Stafford (Gentleshaw Wildlife Centre & Victoria Park). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Tagg Lane Dairy LTD, stroll through Chesterfield Canal, admire the natural beauty at Bath Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Arbor Low Stone Circle and Gib Hill Barrow.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Bakewell trip builder tool.

Getting from Betws-y-Coed to Bakewell by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Bakewell, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Windermere.

Things to do in Bakewell

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 6 — 12:

Windermere

— 5 nights
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Holehird Gardens and High Street. Explore Windermere's surroundings by going to Wordsworth Daffodil Garden (in Grasmere), Blackwell - The Arts & Crafts house (in Bowness-on-Windermere) and Rydal (Rydal Mount & Gardens & Rydal Water). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakeland Pony Trek, take in the waterfront at Waterhead Pier, explore the landscape on two wheels at Sea to Sea (C2C), and explore the activities along Coniston Water.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Windermere trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Bakewell to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 12 — 17:

Penrith

— 5 nights
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hutton in the Forest and Chestnut House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Penrith: Scale Force (in Buttermere), Cockermouth (Jennings Brewery & J.B.Banks and Son Ltd) and Ennerdale Water (in Ennerdale Bridge). There's much more to do: trek along Hallin Fell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Keld Chapel, take in nature's colorful creations at Larch Cottage Nurseries, and admire the striking features of St Anne's Hospital.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Penrith online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Windermere to Penrith in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Penrith

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Fort William

— 7 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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Treasures of the Earth and Saint Andrew's Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Glencoe Mountain (in Ballachulish), Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Land Sea and Islands Centre) and Morar Beach (in Morar). And it doesn't end there: cruise along Road to the Isles, head outdoors with Vertical Fever - Day Adventures, trek along Glenfinnan Viaduct Trail, and appreciate the history behind Fort William War Memorial.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William trip planner.

Traveling by car from Penrith to Fort William takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Ellen.

Things to do in Fort William

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 29:

Port Ellen

— 2 nights
Port Ellen is a small town on the island of Islay, in Argyll, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): do sightseeing your way with Islay Sea Adventures, stop by The Blue Letterbox (Port Ellen), then grab your bike and head to Three Distilleries Pathway, and finally pause for some photo ops at American Monument.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Ellen online tour planner.

You can drive from Fort William to Port Ellen in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Port Ellen

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

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.

Lake District travel guide

4.3
World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
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.

Islay travel guide

4.3
Distilleries · Breweries · Historic Sites