35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  33​h 30​min
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Cardiff
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Liverpool
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
Harrogate
— 10 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
London
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

4
days
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.
Shakespeare's Globe has been added to your itinerary. It doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in April, with highs in London at 15°C and lows at 5°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you're off toCardiff.

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Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum
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Shakespeare's Globe

5
days
Cardiff

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Big Pit: National Coal Museum, Chepstow Castle and Walking tours. Explore hidden gems such as Haynes International Motor Museum and Tredegar House. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle Combe Village and Raglan Castle. Step out of Cardiff to go to Penderyn and see Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre, which is approximately 1 hour away.

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Getting from London to Cardiff by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre, Castle Combe Village, Raglan Castle, Haynes International Motor Museum, Tredegar House
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Big Pit: National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Chepstow Castle
Chepstow Castle

3
days
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Merseyside Maritime Museum, The Beatles Story and Albert Dock. Get some historical perspective at National Trust - Chirk Castle and Llangollen Bridge. Mostyn Street and Erddig are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Liverpool with a short trip to Smallest House in Britain in Conwy, about 1h 15 min away. It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Mathew Street.

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You can drive from Cardiff to Liverpool in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May in Liverpool, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to York.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Mostyn Street, Erddig, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Llangollen Bridge, Smallest House in Britain
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National Trust - Chirk Castle ©
National Trust - Chirk Castle
Merseyside Maritime Museum ©
Merseyside Maritime Museum
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

3
days
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate York City Walls and Church of Saint Mary, Whitby. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at York Castle Museum and Helmsley Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to Rievaulx Abbey (in Helmsley), Sandsend Beach (in Sandsend) and 199 Steps (in Whitby). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, steep yourself in history at Treasurer's House, admire the landmark architecture of York Minster, 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. May in York sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Whitby, Helmsley, Sandsend Beach
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
National Railway Museum ©
National Railway Museum

11
days
Harrogate

Harrogate ©
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durham Cathedral and Sizergh Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Durham Heritage Coast and Fountains Abbey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harrogate: Chatsworth House (in Bakewell), Malham Cove (in Malham) and Kendal Castle (in Kendal). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael and All Angels Church, step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Loughrigg Fell, and admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens.

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Traveling by car from York to Harrogate takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Harrogate sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Harrogate

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Durham, Ripon, Kendal, Easby, Masham
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Sizergh Castle ©
Sizergh Castle
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House

5
days
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bamburgh Castle and Rosslyn Chapel. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and National Museum of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and St. Andrews (St Andrews Cathedral & St Andrews Links). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Royal Mile, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh vacation builder site .

Traveling by train from Harrogate to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In May, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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hours
London

London ©
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Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums
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Saatchi Gallery ©
Saatchi Gallery

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