30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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30 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: London
1
London
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
2
York
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Aberdeen
— 1 night
train:  45​min
5
Inverness
— 3 nights
6
Perth
— 2 nights
7
Ambleside
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Bath
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Brighton
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
11
London
— 1 night
End: London

6
nights
London

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hogarth's House, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, Westminster Abbey, and other attractions. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Tate Modern. It doesn't end there: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chapel Street Market.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London travel route planning tool .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airports are London Heathrow Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Stansted Airport, London City Airport, London Luton Airport and Southend Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in London

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London - The Making of Harry Potter, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

2
nights
York

York ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes York City Walls, York Minster and York's Chocolate Story. Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): admire the striking features of York Minster, then delve into the distant past at York City Walls, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, and finally see the interesting displays at York's Chocolate Story.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the York online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In October in York, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums
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York's Chocolate Story ©
York's Chocolate Story
York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Minster ©
York Minster

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You've added Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur's Seat, and other attractions to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In October in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Aberdeen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh ©
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

1
night
Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dunnottar Castle as well as Brechin Cathedral. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at City Beach, then admire the masterpieces at Aberdeen Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Brechin Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Aberdeen vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Aberdeen in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. October in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Inverness.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dunnottar Castle, Brechin Cathedral
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Brechin Cathedral ©
Brechin Cathedral
Aberdeen Art Gallery ©
Aberdeen Art Gallery

3
nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Balvenie Castle as well as Glenfiddich Distillery. Do your shopping at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Leakey's Second-hand Bookshop. When in Inverness, make a side trip to see Nairn Beach in Nairn, approximately 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at ShipSpace.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Aberdeen to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You will leave for Perth on the 21st (Fri).

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dufftown, Nairn Beach, Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition
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Glenfiddich Distillery ©
Glenfiddich Distillery
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition ©
Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition

2
nights
Perth

Perth
Perth is a city in central Scotland, located on the banks of the River Tay. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Stirling Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Stirling Castle.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth route builder .

You can drive from Inverness to Perth in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ambleside.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Stirling Castle
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Stirling Castle
Stirling Castle

2
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Museum-lovers will get to explore Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction. For shopping fun, head to Sam Read Book Shop or RockShop. There's more to do: sample the tasty concoctions at Hawkshead Brewery.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside trip maker website .

Getting from Perth to Ambleside by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Ambleside

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bowness-on-Windermere, Hawkshead Brewery
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The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House ©
Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
Hawkshead Brewery ©
Hawkshead Brewery

1
night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Shakespeare's Birthplace.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Stratford-upon-Avon route planner.

Traveling by car from Ambleside to Stratford-upon-Avon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Stratford-upon-Avon, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 10°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Bath.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites
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Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta as well as Herschel Museum of Astronomy. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths and indulge in some personalized pampering at Thermae Bath Spa.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bath trip planner .

You can drive from Stratford-upon-Avon to Bath in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brighton.

Things to do in Bath

Spas Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta ©
Thermae Bath Spa ©
Thermae Bath Spa

3
nights
Brighton

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and then go for a stroll along the water at Brighton Marina. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cocoa and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Brighton trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bath to Brighton takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brighton

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 1:
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Sissinghurst Castle Garden ©
Sissinghurst Castle Garden
Cocoa ©
Cocoa

1
night
London

London
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our London trip app .

Traveling by train from Brighton to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 2nd (Wed).

Things to do in London

Nightlife Fun & Games Parks
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