30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Created using Inspirock United Kingdom vacation maker
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Fly
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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive
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Lanark
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gretna Green
— 1 night
Drive
4
Braithwaite
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Nant Peris
— 1 night
Drive
6
Llanbedr
— 1 night
Drive
7
Builth Wells
— 1 night
Drive
8
Bath
— 4 nights
Drive
9
Salisbury
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Canterbury
— 2 nights
Drive
11
Ashford
— 1 night
Fly
12
Inverness
— 3 nights
Drive
13
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive
14
Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Invergarry
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and get curious at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 10 hours. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Lanark.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Lanark — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Netherfield Alpacas, then steep yourself in history at New Lanark World Heritage Site, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lanark Loch.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lanark trip itinerary website.

Getting from Edinburgh to Lanark by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September in Lanark, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gretna Green.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Gretna Green — 1 night

Gretna Green is a village in the south of Scotland famous for runaway weddings. To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gretna Green trip planner.

Traveling by car from Lanark to Gretna Green takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Gretna Green are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. You will leave for Braithwaite on the 2nd (Sun).
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Braithwaite — 2 nights

Braithwaite is a village in the northern Lake District, in Cumbria, England. On the 3rd (Mon), trek along Catbells Lakeland Walk and then identify plant and animal life at Alpacaly Ever After. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Derwent Pencil Museum, explore the activities along Derwentwater, and then hike along Central Fells.

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Drive from Gretna Green to Braithwaite in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Braithwaite, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nant Peris.
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Nant Peris — 1 night

On the 5th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Snowdon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nant Peris online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Braithwaite to Nant Peris in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Llanbedr.
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Llanbedr — 1 night

Llanbedr is a village and community in the Ardudwy area, formerly Meirionnydd, of Gwynedd, Wales.The village originally grew around the slate quarrying industry. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Harlech Castle and then steep yourself in history at Portmeirion Village.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Llanbedr trip planner.

Traveling by car from Nant Peris to Llanbedr takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Builth Wells.
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Builth Wells — 1 night

Builth Wells is a town and electoral ward in the county of Powys, within the historic boundaries of Brecknockshire, mid Wales, lying at the confluence of the River Wye and the River Irfon, in the Welsh (or Upper) section of the Wye Valley. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tee off at Builth Wells Golf Club and then get a dose of the wild on Welsh Overland Safari.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Builth Wells trip planner.

Traveling by car from Llanbedr to Builth Wells takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bath.
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Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Bath — 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Tetbury (Chavenage House & Highgrove Gardens), The Cotswold Range (in Somerford Keynes) and St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, admire the natural beauty at Batsford Arboretum, explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St John The Evangelist Church.

To find reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planner.

You can drive from Builth Wells to Bath in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Salisbury.
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Salisbury — 2 nights

Salisbury is a cathedral city in Wiltshire, England, and the only city within the county. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, then delve into the mystery of Stonehenge, and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ringwood Brewery. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Paultons Park, then steep yourself in history at Hospital of St Cross, and then get in on the family fun at Insight Activities Dorset.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Salisbury route planner.

Traveling by car from Bath to Salisbury takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Salisbury, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Canterbury.
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Canterbury — 2 nights

Canterbury is a historic English cathedral city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, which lies at the heart of the City of Canterbury, a local government district of Kent, England. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Canterbury Cathedral, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then admire the landmark architecture of The Grange. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, contemplate the long history of Roman Painted House, and then step into the grandiose world of Dover Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Canterbury holiday tool.

You can drive from Salisbury to Canterbury in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ashford.
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Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Ashford — 1 night

Ashford is a town in the county of Kent, England. On the 16th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at The Hawking Centre.

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You can drive from Canterbury to Ashford in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Inverness.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:
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Inverness — 3 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Step out of Inverness to go to Aviemore and see Cairngorm Mountain, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, make a trip to Culloden Battlefield, awaken your taste buds at Highland Malt Whisky Experience, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Inverness road trip planner.

You can fly from Ashford to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ashford in October since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.
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Isle of Skye — 1 night

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get a dose of the wild on Spindrift Boat Cruises and then learn insider's secrets on Skye Luxury Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye journey planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Isle of Skye in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Eilean Donan Castle, surround yourself with nature on Calum's Seal Trips, and then appreciate the history behind The Morar Cross. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens and then gain some tasty knowledge on See The Highlands.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kyle of Lochalsh attractions website.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Kyle of Lochalsh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Invergarry.
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Invergarry — 2 nights

On the 23rd (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Glen Roy National Nature Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Bridge of Oich.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Invergarry online journey maker.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Invergarry takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Invergarry can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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Keswick travel guide

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World heritage site · Bodies of Water · Specialty Museums
Keswick is an English market town and civil parish, historically in Cumberland, and since 1974 in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria. The town, in the Lake District National Park, just north of Derwentwater, and 4mi from Bassenthwaite, had a population of 4,821 at the time of the 2011 census.There is considerable evidence of prehistoric occupation of the Keswick area, but the first recorded mention of the town dates from the 13th century, when Edward I of England granted a charter for Keswick's market, which has maintained a continuous 700-year existence. In Tudor times the town was an important mining area, and from the 18th century onwards it has increasingly been known as a holiday centre; tourism has been its principal industry for more than 150 years. Its features include the Moot Hall; a modern theatre, the Theatre by the Lake; one of Britain's oldest surviving cinemas, the Alhambra; and the Keswick Museum and Art Gallery in the town's largest open space, Fitz Park. Among the town's annual events is the Keswick Convention, an Evangelical gathering attracting visitors from many countries.

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Gwynedd travel guide

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Castles · Historic Sites · Beaches
Named after an ancient kingdom that existed at the end of the Roman period, Gwynedd is a sparsely populated area mostly known for containing Snowdonia National Park. The rugged landscape attracts adventurous walkers and rock climbers, who come here to explore some of the highest peaks in the region. Proud of their heritage, most natives of this area, which is known as the heartland of Welsh nationalism, use their mother tongue. Travelers unfamiliar with Welsh may struggle reading place names, especially in remote areas without English signposts. Don’t be afraid to ask for directions, as most locals, though they may be ardent Welsh-speakers at home, also speak excellent English.
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