40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Caernarfon
— 2 nights
2
York
— 4 nights
3
Penrith
— 4 nights
4
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
5
Fort William
— 4 nights
6
Inverness
— 4 nights
7
Newquay
— 3 nights
8
Weymouth
— 4 nights
9
Portsmouth
— 4 nights
10
London
— 5 nights

2
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Explore hidden gems such as Great Orme and Penrhyn Castle (National Trust). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Conwy Castle and South Stack Lighthouse. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Beaumaris Castle, kick back and relax at Benllech Beach, and contemplate the long history of Caernarfon Castle.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Caernarfon online tour itinerary planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Caernarfon is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in July: high temperatures in Caernarfon hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to York.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Great Orme, Conwy Castle, South Stack Lighthouse, Benllech Beach, Penrhyn Castle (National Trust)
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Lincoln Cathedral and Whitby Abbey. Take a break from the city and head to Filey Beach and Peasholm Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around York: Fountains Abbey (in Ripon), 199 Steps (in Whitby) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's lots more to do: get your game on at The York Dungeon, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Church, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Bempton Cliffs, and get to know the fascinating history of Steep Hill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our York tour itinerary website.

Getting from Caernarfon to York by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Caernarfon, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in York, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Penrith.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Whitby, Lincoln, Peasholm Park, Fountains Abbey, Filey Beach
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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. Visiting Aira Force Waterfall and Muncaster Castle will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durham Cathedral and The Alnwick Garden. Explore Penrith's surroundings by going to Vindolanda (in Hexham), Carlisle Cathedral (in Carlisle) and Alnwick Castle (in Alnwick). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, browse the exhibits of Cookhouse Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Lawrences Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Penrith trip app.

Drive from York to Penrith in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from York in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Penrith: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Penrith

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Hexham, Windermere, Alnwick, St Lawrences Church, Muncaster Castle
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Aira Force Waterfall ©
Aira Force Waterfall
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall ©
Housesteads Roman Fort - Hadrian's Wall

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Scottish National Gallery and Royal Yacht Britannia. Take a break from the city and head to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Roslin and see Rosslyn Chapel, which is approximately 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Penrith to Edinburgh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Edinburgh when traveling from Penrith in July, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Scottish National Gallery
Scottish National Gallery
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle

4
nights
Fort William

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. Step out of the city life by going to Ben Nevis and Steall Waterfall. Popular historic sites such as Eilean Donan Castle and Inveraray Castle are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fort William: Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Viaduct & Glenfinnan Church). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, get engrossed in the history at Inveraray Jail, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and learn about all things military at The Commando Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fort William trip tool.

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

Inveraray, Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Eilean Donan Castle, Morar Beach
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

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Urquhart Castle and Dunrobin Castle and Gardens. Explore hidden gems such as Culloden Battlefield and Cairngorm Mountain. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie), Loch Garten Nature Reserve (in Boat of Garten) and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens (in Blair Atholl). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle, sample the fine beverages at Glenfiddich Distillery, explore the ancient world of Clava Cairns, and sample the tasty concoctions at Black Isle Brewery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Inverness travel route tool.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Inverness takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Newquay.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Aviemore, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Cawdor Castle, Clava Cairns
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Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

3
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Appreciate the collections at Shipwreck Treasure Museum and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fistral Beach Bar. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Newquay: Tintagel Castle (in Tintagel), The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic (in Boscastle) and St. Michael's Mount (in Marazion). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Porthminster Beach, admire the natural beauty at Lanhydrock House and Garden, and look for all kinds of wild species at National Lobster Hatchery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Newquay visit planning site.

Getting from Inverness to Newquay by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Weymouth.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

St Austell, St Ives, Tintagel Castle, Lanhydrock House and Garden, National Lobster Hatchery
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The Lost Gardens of Heligan ©
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
St. Michael's Mount ©
St. Michael's Mount
Lanhydrock House and Garden ©
Lanhydrock House and Garden

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. The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Monkey World and Weymouth Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to The Jane Austen Centre (in Bath), Corfe Castle (in Corfe Castle) and Brunel's SS Great Britain (in Bristol). It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Lulworth Cove and visit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Weymouth trip planner.

Traveling by car from Newquay to Weymouth takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.

Things to do in Weymouth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Bath, Corfe Castle, Lulworth Cove, Brunel's SS Great Britain, Monkey World
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Weymouth Beach ©
Weymouth Beach
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. Museum-lovers will appreciate Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Beaulieu National Motor Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Osborne House and The Mary Rose. Venture out of the city with trips to Carisbrooke Castle (in Newport), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Beachy Head and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chichester Cathedral.

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You can drive from Weymouth to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Portsmouth, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Carisbrooke Castle, Stonehenge, Beachy Head, Chichester Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta
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Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Osborne House ©
Osborne House
The Mary Rose ©
The Mary Rose

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.
National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Blenheim Palace and Westminster Abbey are in your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to IWM Duxford in Duxford (about 1h 10 min away). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Buckingham Palace, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our London trip planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in London sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, IWM Duxford
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National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
IWM Duxford ©
IWM Duxford

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