35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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35 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  33​h 30​min
1
London
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Cardiff
— 5 nights
train:  4​h
3
Liverpool
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
York
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Harrogate
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 6 nights
train:  4​h
7
London
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne

4
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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our London trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -10 hour 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.

Things to do in London

Museums
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Victoria and Albert Museum ©
Victoria and Albert Museum

5
nights
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 Valley of the Rocks, Big Pit: National Coal Museum and Walking tours. Explore hidden gems such as Penderyn Distillery Visitor Centre and Raglan Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castle Combe Village and Tredegar House.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cardiff planner .

Traveling by train from London to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Liverpool.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Tredegar House, Penderyn Distillery, Castle Combe Village, Raglan Castle, Big Pit: National Coal Museum
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Big Pit: National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit: National Coal Museum
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Valley of the Rocks ©
Valley of the Rocks

2
nights
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 The Beatles Story as well as Albert Dock. Discover out-of-the-way places like Liverpool Cathedral and Mostyn Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Liverpool: National Trust - Chirk Castle (in Chirk) and Vale of Llangollen golf club (in Llangollen).

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Liverpool trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cardiff to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Liverpool sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 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

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vale of Llangollen golf club, National Trust - Chirk Castle, Mostyn Street
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Vale of Llangollen golf club ©
Vale of Llangollen golf club
Liverpool Cathedral ©
Liverpool Cathedral
The Beatles Story ©
The Beatles Story

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.
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 Rievaulx Abbey. Change things up with a short trip to Sandsend Beach in Sandsend (about 1h 20 min away). There's more to do: wander the streets of York Shambles and admire the landmark architecture of York Minster.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the York road trip site .

You can drive from Liverpool to York in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in York are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Harrogate.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Church of Saint Mary, Whitby, Rievaulx Abbey, Sandsend Beach
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York City Walls ©
York City Walls
York Castle Museum ©
York Castle Museum
York Minster ©
York Minster

10
nights
Harrogate

Harrogate ©
Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Durham Cathedral and St Agatha's Church. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Durham Heritage Coast and Blackwell Arts and Crafts House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Harrogate: Richmond Castle (in Richmond), Kendal Castle (in Kendal) and Chatsworth House (in Bakewell). The adventure continues: admire the architecture and history at Fountains Abbey, step into the grandiose world of Knaresborough Castle, admire the natural beauty at Crook Hall & Gardens, and delve into the distant past at Easby Abbey.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Harrogate journey maker app .

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 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Harrogate

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Ripon, Durham, Easby, Masham, Locomotion: The National Railway Museum at Shildon
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Chatsworth House ©
Chatsworth House
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

6
nights
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, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens, Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

1
night
London

London ©
For maps and tourist information, use the London itinerary planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to London by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites
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Royal Mews ©
Royal Mews

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