34 days in England, Scotland & Wales Itinerary

34 days in England, Scotland & Wales Itinerary

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London
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Oxford
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York
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
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St. Andrews
— 1 night
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Inverness
— 2 nights
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Kyle of Lochalsh
— 2 nights
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Glasgow
— 2 nights
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Conwy
— 3 nights
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Cardiff
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Bath
— 3 nights
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Portsmouth
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Dover
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London
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London — 1 night

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 31st (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Hampton Court Palace.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker site.

Edmonton, Canada to London is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Edmonton to London. August in London sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel to Oxford.
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Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 1:
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Oxford — 2 nights

A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, City of Caves, Shakespeare's Birthplace, and other attractions you added. Bodleian Library and Christ Church Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Magdalen College and Exeter College. Take a break from Oxford with a short trip to Warwick Castle in Warwick, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of History of Science Museum and gain insight at Balliol College.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Oxford trip builder app.

Traveling by car from London to Oxford takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Oxford, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to York.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 3:

York — 2 nights

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.
You've added York Shambles, Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Jorvik Viking Centre, get a taste of the local shopping with York Shambles, and then delve into the distant past at York City Walls. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of York Minster, then explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, and then explore the ancient world of Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our York attractions site.

Drive from Oxford to York in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Edinburgh — 3 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Scotch Whisky Experience as well as Gladstone's Land. Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, make a trip to The Royal Mile, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, then contemplate the long history of Gladstone's Land, and finally sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh tour itinerary website.

Take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to St. Andrews.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

St. Andrews — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): examine the collection at The R&A World Golf Museum.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Andrews online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Edinburgh to St. Andrews in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. September in St. Andrews sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Inverness.
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Inverness — 2 nights

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Clava Cairns, Inverness Castle, Inverness Cathedral, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of The Scottish Crannog Centre, examine the collection at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition, and then contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Clava Cairns, then contemplate the long history of Fort George, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Inverness Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Inverness Castle.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Inverness online visit planner.

Drive from St. Andrews to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kyle of Lochalsh.
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Kyle of Lochalsh — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kyle of Lochalsh route planning app.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You'll set off for Glasgow on the 13th (Tue).
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Glasgow — 2 nights

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Battle of Bannockburn Experience as well as Tennents Wellpark Brewery. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, get all the information you need at The Battle of Bannockburn Experience, then explore the galleries of Provand's Lordship, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Tennents Wellpark Brewery.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kyle of Lochalsh to Glasgow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. You will leave for Conwy on the 15th (Thu).
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Conwy — 3 nights

Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Your list of things to see and do now includes St Tysilio's Church, Caernarfon Castle, Caernarfon Town Walls, and other attractions. Do some cultural sightseeing at Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr. Step off the beaten path and head to Aberconwy House and Drew Pritchard Antiques. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at The Grape to Glass Wine Shop and Tasting Room and don't miss a visit to Llywelyn The Great Statue.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Conwy attractions planner.

You can drive from Glasgow to Conwy in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Conwy are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cardiff.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Cardiff — 1 night

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Your day by day itinerary now includes St Fagans National Museum of History as well as Cardiff Castle.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Conwy to Cardiff takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Cardiff sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Bath.
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Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Bath — 3 nights

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 No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, The Circus, Pulteney Bridge, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at The Roman Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then take in the views from Pulteney Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Sally Lunn's Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Bath Street.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Portsmouth.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Portsmouth — 2 nights

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 has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Stonehenge and then step into the grandiose world of Hurst Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of The D-Day Story, explore the historical opulence of Southsea Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Portchester Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth tour planner.

You can drive from Bath to Portsmouth in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dover.
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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Dover — 2 nights

Dover is a town and major ferry port in the home county of Kent, in South East England. Your day by day itinerary now includes Leeds Castle, Dover Castle, Secret Wartime Tunnels, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Arundel Castle and Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Dover Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Secret Wartime Tunnels. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at The White Cliffs of Dover and then explore the historical opulence of Leeds Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dover online attractions planner.

You can drive from Portsmouth to Dover in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Portsmouth in September since evenings lows in Dover dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to London.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

London — 6 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes The Monument to the Great Fire of London, Royal Observatory Greenwich, Bond Street, and other attractions you added. Explore hidden gems such as St. Paul's Cathedral and Museum of London Docklands. Your inner history buff will appreciate Buckingham Palace and Houses of Parliament. See some other sides of London: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, walk around Hyde Park, make a trip to Big Ben, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London day trip tool.

You can take a train from Dover to London in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a train back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — Oct 2:

England travel guide

4.4
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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