36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  25​h
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Cardiff
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
Liverpool
— Few hours
train:  2​h
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Harrogate
— 14 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 5 nights
train + bus + Fly:  26​h
Melbourne

4
days
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.
Appreciate the collections at Churchill War Rooms and Natural History Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Town Hastings and Westminster. Change things up with a short trip to North Laine in Brighton (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds London, admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, and make a trip to Big Ben.

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Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in London can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Cardiff.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

North Laine, Old Town Hastings
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British Museum
Natural History Museum
National Gallery

5
days
Cardiff

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Get some historical perspective at Valley of the Rocks and Tredegar House. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rhossili Bay and Hele Corn Mill & Tea Room. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cardiff: Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum (in Barnstaple), Lynton Cinema (in Lynton) and Raglan Castle (in Raglan). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Knightshayes court, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre, see the interesting displays at The Museum of Somerset, and learn about winemaking at Oatley Vineyard.

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You can take a train from London to Cardiff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Lynton Cinema, Knightshayes court, Arlington Court and the National Trust Carriage Museum, Raglan Castle, Saunton Beach
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Valley of the Rocks
Rhossili Bay
Knightshayes court

1
day
Liverpool

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, take in the waterfront at Albert Dock, and then wander the streets of Mathew Street.

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Traveling by car from Cardiff to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Merseyside Maritime Museum
Albert Dock

4
days
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 Rievaulx Abbey and Sandsend Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and Flamborough Lighthouse. Venture out of the city with trips to Beverley Minster (in Beverley), Ampleforth Abbey (in Ampleforth) and Whitby (Church of Saint Mary, Whitby & Whitby Abbey). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, get engrossed in the history at York Castle Museum, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, and wander the streets of York Shambles.

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You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Harrogate.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Whitby, Sandsend Beach, Flamborough Lighthouse, Beverley Minster, Ampleforth Abbey
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York City Walls
National Railway Museum
Rievaulx Abbey

14
days
Harrogate

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Let the collections at Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and Dove Cottage capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fountains Abbey and Durham Cathedral. Explore Harrogate's surroundings by going to Kendal (Kendal Castle & Sizergh Castle), Rydal Mount & Gardens (in Rydal) and Eyam (Eyam Plague Village Museum & Eyam Hall & Craft Centre). Spend the 28th (Mon) exploring nature at Hardcastle Crags. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Tarn Hows, examine the collection at The World Of James Herriot, step into the grandiose world of Bolton Castle, and get to know the fascinating history of Durham Heritage Coast.

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You can drive from York to Harrogate in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Harrogate are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Harrogate

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Durham, Ripon, Eyam, Masham, Kendal
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Sizergh Castle
Fountains Abbey
Chatsworth House

5
days
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Museum of Scotland and Edinburgh Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: St Andrews Links (in St. Andrews), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, sample the fine beverages at The Scotch Whisky Experience, steep yourself in history at Georgian House, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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Take a train from Harrogate to Edinburgh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St Andrews Links, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel
Royal Yacht Britannia

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