60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 5 nights
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Aviemore
— 3 nights
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Ambleside
— 4 nights
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Llandudno
— 4 nights
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Bakewell
— 3 nights
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York
— 5 nights
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Norwich
— 4 nights
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London
— 6 nights
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Bath
— 5 nights
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St Ives
— 6 nights
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Weymouth
— 5 nights
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Brighton and Hove
— 4 nights
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Rye
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Edinburgh

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Abbotsford House and Buchanan Street. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Stirling Castle (in Stirling), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (in Seahouses). Next up on the itinerary: sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Edinburgh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in December, expect Edinburgh to be a bit warmer, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aviemore.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 1 — 6:

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Aviemore

Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Explore hidden gems such as Cairngorm Mountain and Blair Athol Distillery. Take a break from the city and head to Highland Wildlife & Birdwatch Safaris and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park. Change things up with a short trip to Dalwhinnie Distillery in Dalwhinnie (about 44 minutes away). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Aviemore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Aviemore are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

4
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Ambleside

Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Get some cultural insight at Aira Force Waterfall and Helvellyn. Escape the urban bustle at Predator Experience and Derwentwater. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ambleside: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Lakeland Motor Museum (in Backbarrow) and Lake Windermere (in Windermere). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Catbells Lakeland Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Helm Crag, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and look for gifts at The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ambleside trip maker website.

You can drive from Aviemore to Ambleside in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.

Things to do in Ambleside

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

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Llandudno

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Great Orme and Falconry Experience Wales. Get some historical perspective at Chester Cathedral and Conwy Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Llandudno side-trips: The British Ironwork Centre (in Oswestry), Zipline (in Blaenau Ffestiniog) and Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Angel Bay.

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Drive from Ambleside to Llandudno in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December in Llandudno, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bakewell.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:

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Bakewell

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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chatsworth House and Steep Hill. Head to Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop and White Peakhouse Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Bakewell to Lincoln to see Lincoln Castle about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Tissington Hall, don't miss a visit to Holy Trinity Parish Church, surround yourself with nature on Peak Mountaineering, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bakewell travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Llandudno to Bakewell in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Bakewell

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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York

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.
Get in touch with nature at York Bird of Prey Centre and Donna Nook Nature Reserve. You'll discover tucked-away gems like York City Walls and York Castle Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near York: Spirit of Harrogate Ltd (in Harrogate), Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Fountains Abbey, visit York Shambles, enjoy the sand and surf at Scarborough Beach, and contemplate the long history of Castle Howard.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the York road trip site.

Getting from Bakewell to York by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in York can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 25:

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Norwich

Cultural Capital of East Anglia

Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
Get some historical perspective at Ely Cathedral and Holkham Hall. Discover out-of-the-way places like Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Horsey Beach. Explore Norwich's surroundings by going to Wells Next The Sea Beach (in Wells-next-the-Sea), Gorleston-on-Sea Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and The Animal Experience (in Stretham). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Norwich Cathedral, indulge your senses at Norfolk Wine School, and make a trip to Thursford.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Norwich trip planner.

You can drive from York to Norwich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

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London

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.
Blenheim Palace and Houses of Parliament will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Saatchi Gallery and National Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey) and Collegiate Church of St Mary's (in Warwick). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, brush up on your military savvy at Churchill War Rooms, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the London trip maker.

Drive from Norwich to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in London can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:

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Bath

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Longleat and Castle Combe Village. Head to A2 Gallery and Barnburyfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Winchester (Hospital of St Cross & Winchester Cathedral), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Wells (Wells Cathedral & Wells Market Place). The adventure continues: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, see the interesting displays at The Jane Austen Centre, admire the natural beauty at Westonbirt Arboretum, and browse the exhibits of The Roman Baths.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath itinerary site.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to St Ives.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 4 — 9:

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St Ives

St Ives is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Porthminster Beach and Carbis Bay Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Porthmeor Beach and Lydford Gorge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St Ives: Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), St Protus and St Hyacinth’s Church (in Blisland) and Newquay (Fistral Beach Bar & Spas). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Barbican, tour the pleasant surroundings at Porthcurno Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, and head off the coast to St. Michael's Mount.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the St Ives trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bath to St Ives in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in St Ives are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in St Ives

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 15:

5
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Weymouth

Weymouth is a seaside town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. Get some cultural insight at The Tank Museum and Dunster Castle. Discover out-of-the-way places like Durlston Country Park and Weymouth Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Weymouth side-trips: Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), StudlandBeachandNatureReserve (in Studland) and Crackshot (in Newton Abbot). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Exmouth Beach, identify plant and animal life at Monkey World, admire the landmark architecture of Exeter Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from St Ives to Weymouth takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 20:

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Brighton and Hove

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Get outdoors at Beachy Head and Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters. Shop till you drop at Gustamps and North Laine. Venture out of the city with trips to Petworth House and Park (in Petworth), Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching) and Portsmouth (The Mary Rose, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Lanes, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, and relax and rejuvenate at Natural Balance Therapies.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton and Hove vacation planning website.

You can drive from Weymouth to Brighton and Hove in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Brighton and Hove, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rye.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 24:

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Rye

Rye is a small town in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, England, which stands approximately two miles from the open sea and is at the confluence of three rivers: the Rother, the Tillingham and the Brede. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Camber Sands and Old Town Hastings. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Bodiam Castle and Folkestone Harbour Arm. Explore Rye's surroundings by going to Kent Owl Academy (in Maidstone), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and The Hawking Centre (in Doddington). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Canterbury Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Ramsgate Tunnels, identify plant and animal life at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, and see the interesting displays at Hastings Fishermen's Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rye trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brighton and Hove to Rye takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Rye are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rye

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

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Find places to stay Jan 24 — 29:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
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.