40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte
+2
Bus + Fly + Train:  18​h 30​min
1
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Penrith
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Fort William, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Inverness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
7
Newquay
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Weymouth
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
10
London
— 5 nights
Fly + Bus:  17​h 15​min
End: Belo Horizonte

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Popular historic sites such as Conwy Castle and South Stack Lighthouse are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Great Orme and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Benllech Beach, and don't miss a visit to Beaumaris Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Caernarfon trip maker app .

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Caernarfon is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, Caernarfon is a bit cooler than Belo Horizonte - with highs of 21°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Penrhyn Castle (National Trust), Conwy Castle, South Stack Lighthouse, Benllech Beach, Great Orme
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Beaumaris Castle ©
Beaumaris Castle

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lincoln Cathedral and Fountains Abbey. Step out of the city life by going to Filey Beach and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Whitby (Whitby Abbey & 199 Steps), Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton) and Steep Hill (in Lincoln). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at The York Dungeon, contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our York trip app .

You can drive from Caernarfon to York in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Caernarfon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in York, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Whitby, Lincoln, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Filey Beach, Peasholm Park
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:
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Filey Beach ©
Filey Beach
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Steep Hill ©
Steep Hill

4
nights
Penrith

Penrith ©
Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durham Cathedral and Alnwick Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to The Alnwick Garden and Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall. Get out of town with these interesting Penrith side-trips: Vindolanda (in Hexham), Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle) and Windermere (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Cookhouse Gallery). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Aira Force Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Lawrences Church, and step into the grandiose world of Muncaster Castle.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Penrith trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from York to Penrith takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from York in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Windermere, Hexham, Alnwick, St Lawrences Church, Carlisle Cathedral
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
The Alnwick Garden ©
The Alnwick Garden

3
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Giles' Cathedral and Rosslyn Chapel. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Calton Hill.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Penrith to Edinburgh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Penrith in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

4
nights
Fort William, Scotland

Fort William ©
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. Inveraray Jail and The Commando Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Eilean Donan Castle and Inveraray Castle will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, and admire the sheer force of Steall Waterfall.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fort William trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Inveraray, Morar Beach, Camusdarach Beach, Eilean Donan Castle
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Inveraray Jail ©
Inveraray Jail

4
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 Cairngorm Mountain. Get in touch with nature at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Glenfiddich Distillery (in Dufftown), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, witness the site of a historic battle at Culloden Battlefield, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Isle Brewery, and make a trip to Clava Cairns.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Inverness itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Inverness, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Urquhart Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens ©
Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get in touch with nature at St. Michael's Mount and Porthminster Beach. Popular historic sites such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Tintagel Castle are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Newquay: Lanhydrock House and Garden (in Bodmin), National Lobster Hatchery (in Padstow) and The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (in Boscastle). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fistral Beach Bar, take an in-depth tour of The Shipwreck Centre at Charlestown, and explore the world behind art at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Newquay road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Inverness to Newquay takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

St Ives, St Austell, Lanhydrock House and Garden, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, National Lobster Hatchery
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 1:
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Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden
Charlestown Shipwreck Museum ©
Charlestown Shipwreck Museum

4
nights
Weymouth

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Roman Baths and Brunel's SS Great Britain. Get outdoors at Monkey World and Weymouth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle), Lulworth Cove (in West Lulworth) and Bath (The Jane Austen Centre & Bath Abbey). There's more to do: enjoy the sea views from Portland Bill Lighthouse.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Weymouth itinerary builder .

You can drive from Newquay to Weymouth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Portland Bill Lighthouse, Lulworth Cove, Monkey World, Brunel's SS Great Britain
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Corfe Castle ©
Corfe Castle
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse

4
nights
Portsmouth

Portsmouth ©
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Stonehenge and Osborne House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Discover out-of-the-way places like Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta and Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Venture out of the city with trips to Carisbrooke Castle (in Newport), Beachy Head (in Eastbourne) and Beaulieu National Motor Museum (in Beaulieu). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Portsmouth trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chichester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta, Osborne House, Beachy Head, Stonehenge
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Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
Beachy Head ©
Beachy Head
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Blenheim Palace and IWM Duxford. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum and National Gallery. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament, and don't miss a visit to Tower of London.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to London takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

IWM Duxford, Blenheim Palace
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St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

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