33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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33 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  29 h
1
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
3
Alnwick
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Penrith
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Caernarfon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Gloucester
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Bath
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
9
Oxford
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h
10
London
— 4 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Urquhart Castle and Invergarry Castle. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Nigg Old Church are in your itinerary. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Bridge of Oich (in Invergarry), Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan) and Strome Castle (in Lochcarron). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, browse the exhibits of Loch Ness Gallery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Wardlaw Mausoleum, and steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Inverness trip planning site.

Melbourne, Australia to Inverness is an approximately 29- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to Inverness. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Inverness hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Invergarry, Drumnadrochit, Culloden Battlefield, Fort Augustus Abbey, Strome Castle
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and St Giles' Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Gilmerton Cove and Greyfriars Kirk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Jedburgh Abbey, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Dean Village, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, appreciate the history behind Scottish National War Memorial, and take an in-depth tour of Surgeons' Hall Museums.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alnwick.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Jedburgh
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Craigmillar Castle ©
Craigmillar Castle
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

2
nights
Alnwick

Alnwick ©
Alnwick is a relatively large market town in north Northumberland, England, of which it is the county town. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Ferryman's Hut Museum, take in the exciting artwork at The Old School Gallery, step into the grandiose world of The Alnwick Garden, then get engrossed in the history at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of St Michael's Church. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Edlingham Castle and Edlingham Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Old Bewick, then explore the historical opulence of Alnwick Castle, and finally view the masterpieces at The Alnwick Gallery.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alnwick online route planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Alnwick in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in Alnwick

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Castle ©
Alnwick Castle
Holy Trinity Old Bewick ©
Holy Trinity Old Bewick

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): sample the tasty concoctions at York Brewery, admire the landmark architecture of Barley Hall, then examine the collection at Jorvik Viking Centre, then brush up on your military savvy at The York Army Museum, and finally examine the collection at Fairfax House. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Fishergate Postern Tower, admire the striking features of Merchant Adventurers' Hall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, then steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at York Minster, and finally visit York Shambles.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our York online vacation planner.

You can take a train from Alnwick to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Fairfax House ©
Fairfax House
Treasurer's House ©
Treasurer's House
Jorvik Viking Centre
Jorvik Viking Centre

3
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Visit Aira Force Waterfall and St Michael's Church Barton for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Keld Chapel and St Andrew's church. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Penrith Methodist Church, contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey, take in nature's colorful creations at Hutton in the Forest, and delve into the mystery of Long Meg and her Daughters.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Penrith trip maker app.

Getting from York to Penrith by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Penrith sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Caernarfon.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

St Anne's Hospital
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey
St Michael's Church Barton ©
St Michael's Church Barton

3
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Step off the beaten path and head to Caernarfon Castle and The Presbyterian Church of Wales, Castle Square. Segontium Roman Fort and Cae'r Gors are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglwys y Santes Fair, make a trip to Caernarfon Town Walls, learn about all things military at The Royal Welch Fusiliers Regimental Museum, and appreciate the history behind Gelert The Faithful Hound Statue.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Caernarfon online tour builder.

You can drive from Penrith to Caernarfon in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gloucester.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Segontium Roman Fort ©
Segontium Roman Fort

3
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gloucester Cathedral and Gloucester Docks. Get a sense of the local culture at St Mary de Crypt Church and Eastgate Viewing Chamber. Step out of Gloucester with an excursion to Purton Ships Graveyard in Berkeley--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at D7 Church, steep yourself in history at Ashleworth Tithe Barn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Oswald's Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Gloucester Life Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gloucester travel route planner.

Drive from Caernarfon to Gloucester in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Purton Ships Graveyard
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Eastgate Viewing Chamber ©
Eastgate Viewing Chamber
Gloucester Cathedral ©
Gloucester Cathedral
Gloucester Docks ©
Gloucester Docks

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Popular historic sites such as Castle Combe Village and Farleigh Hungerford Castle are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bath Street and The Roman Baths. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bath: Tintern Abbey (in Tintern) and Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths (in Caerleon). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Holburne Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bath Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, and take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Bath at Work.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Bath day trip planning website.

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Oxford.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths, Castle Combe Village, Tintern Abbey
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Tintern Abbey ©
Tintern Abbey
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village

3
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology and Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote. Winchester Cathedral and The Oxford Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: Winchester (Winchester City Museum, Hospital of St Cross, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Christ Church Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of University Church of St Mary the Virgin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Sheldonian Theatre.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Oxford trip planning site.

You can take a train from Bath to Oxford in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. March in Oxford sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to London.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Winchester, Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, St. Martin's Church
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University Church of St Mary the Virgin ©
Winchester Cathedral ©
Winchester Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Tower of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: Windsor (St. George's Chapel & Windsor Castle) and St Martins Church (in West Drayton). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, explore the world behind art at Wallace Collection, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and pause for some serene contemplation at Westminster Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Oxford to London takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. March in London sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Windsor, St Martins Church
Find places to stay Mar 28 — Apr 1:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
Windsor Castle ©
Windsor Castle
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey

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