36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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36 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Train:  4 h 15 min
1
London
— 6 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Portsmouth
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
3
Reading
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
4
Oxford
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
5
Birmingham
— 3 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
6
Manchester
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
7
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Train:  1 h
8
Glasgow, Scotland
— 4 nights
Train:  3 h 15 min
9
Inverness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Amsterdam

6
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Somerset House and Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Natural History Museum at Tring and Charles Dickens Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Standen (in East Grinstead), Rochester Cathedral (in Rochester) and The CM Booth Collection (in Rolvenden). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museum of Brands, steep yourself in history at Royal Mews, admire the masterpieces at Wellcome Collection, and see where the action happens at Lord's Cricket Ground.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read London road trip planner.

Amsterdam, Holland to London is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in London are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can take a train to Portsmouth.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Rochester Cathedral, Natural History Museum at Tring, The CM Booth Collection, The Musical Museum, Standen
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 21:
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The Musical Museum ©
The Musical Museum
Rochester Cathedral ©
Rochester Cathedral
Lord's Cricket Ground ©
Lord's Cricket Ground

3
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. Appreciate the collections at The D-Day Story and Trafalgar Experience. Do some cultural sightseeing at Jane Austen's House Museum and Arundel Cathedral. When in Portsmouth, make a side trip to see Winchester City Mill in Winchester, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Southsea Castle, get engrossed in the history at Portsmouth Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of the Royal Navy, and steep yourself in history at The Round Tower.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Portsmouth vacation builder website .

Getting from London to Portsmouth by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. January in Portsmouth sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Reading.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Winchester City Mill, Arundel Cathedral, Jane Austen's House Museum
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:
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Portsmouth Museum ©
Portsmouth Museum
Jane Austen's House Museum ©
Jane Austen's House Museum
The D-Day Story ©
The D-Day Story

3
nights
Reading

Reading ©
Reading is a large, historically important town in Berkshire, England, of which it is the county town. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Berkshire Aviation and The Cole Museum of Zoology. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Combe Gibbet and St Nicolas Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Reading: Church of St. James (in Avebury) and St Cyriac's Church (in Lacock). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary's Church, see the interesting displays at The Royal Berkshire Medical Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Harris Garden, and do a tasting at Stanlake Park Wine Estate.

To find maps and more tourist information, go to the Reading online route builder .

Traveling by train from Portsmouth to Reading takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Oxford.

Things to do in Reading

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Church of St. James, St Cyriac's Church, Combe Gibbet, St Nicolas Church
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 27:
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Stanlake Park Wine Estate ©
Stanlake Park Wine Estate
Combe Gibbet ©
Combe Gibbet
St Cyriac's Church ©
St Cyriac's Church

4
nights
Oxford

Oxford ©
A busy, cosmopolitan city, Oxford is perhaps best known for its ancient university.
You'll explore and learn at Vale & Downland Museum and Dorchester Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St Mary's C Of E Church and Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oxford: The Witney Blanket Hall (in Witney) and Rollright Stones (in Rollright). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Church, walk around Port Meadow, enjoy breathtaking views from Carfax Tower, and take in the architecture and design of Merton College.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oxford online trip planner .

Oxford is just a stone's throw from Reading. In January, daytime highs in Oxford are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Birmingham.

Things to do in Oxford

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Witney, Vale & Downland Museum, St Mary's C Of E Church, St. Martin's Church, Rollright Stones
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St Mary's C Of E Church ©
St Mary's C Of E Church
Dorchester Abbey ©
Dorchester Abbey
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote ©
Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote

3
nights
Birmingham

Birmingham ©
Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Steelhouse Lane Lock-up and St. Martin in the Bull Ring. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pen Museum and Aston Hall. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Haden Hill House Museum and Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Birmingham Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Grand Central, and have some family-friendly fun at Matrix Virtual Reality.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Birmingham trip planner.

You can take a train from Oxford to Birmingham in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in Birmingham

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Haden Hill House Museum and Park
Find places to stay Jan 31 — Feb 3:
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Birmingham Cathedral ©
Birmingham Cathedral
Haden Hill House Museum and Park ©
Haden Hill House Museum and Park
Pen Museum ©
Pen Museum

4
nights
Manchester

Manchester ©
Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Nantclwyd y Dre and Towton Battlefield. Church of St Mary & All Saints and Clayton Hall Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Helmsley All Saints Church (in Helmsley), St. Michael's Old Church (in Betws-y-Coed) and Apedale Heritage Centre (in Chesterton). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Museum of Transport Greater Manchester, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Mary's the Hidden Gem, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Ann's Church, and browse the exhibits of Chorlton Art Market.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manchester online road trip planner .

Traveling by train from Birmingham to Manchester takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. February in Manchester sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Manchester

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Towton Battlefield, Nantclwyd y Dre, Church of St Mary & All Saints, Helmsley All Saints Church, Apedale Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 3 — 7:
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Helmsley All Saints Church ©
Helmsley All Saints Church
Nantclwyd y Dre ©
Nantclwyd y Dre
Apedale Heritage Centre ©
Apedale Heritage Centre

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Modern Two and Gladstone's Land. Hailes Castle and St Margaret's Catholic Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Jim Clark Motorsport Museum (in Duns), Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill (in East Linton) and St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk (in Whitekirk). The adventure continues: get your game on at The Realm VR, wander the streets of New Town, admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One), and see the interesting displays at Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation builder site .

Getting from Manchester to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

East Linton, St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk, Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, Church of Saint Aidan Bamburgh, Town Hall and Town Gaol Berwick upon Tweed
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 12:
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Preston Mill & Phantassie Doocot Mill ©
Jim Clark Motorsport Museum ©
Jim Clark Motorsport Museum
St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk ©
St Mary's Parish Church, Whitekirk

4
nights
Glasgow, Scotland

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Visit Chatelherault and Provand's Lordship for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Fairfield Heritage and St. Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art. Take a break from Glasgow with a short trip to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre in Greenock, about 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Scottish Football Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, get engrossed in the history at Scotland Street School Museum, and take in the exciting artwork at Hunterian Art Gallery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow day trip tool .

Getting from Edinburgh to Glasgow by train takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In February in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Chatelherault, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Museum and Heritage Centre
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 16:
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Provand's Lordship ©
Provand's Lordship
Chatelherault ©
Chatelherault

3
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Findhorn Heritage and Icehouse and Inverness Railway Station. Get a sense of the local culture at Nairn Museum and Cromarty Courthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Inverness: The Nelson Tower (in Forres) and St Regulus (in Cromarty). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at The Scottish Kiltmaker Visitor Centre, stop by Highland House of Fraser, take in the exciting artwork at Castle Gallery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's Catholic Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Inverness driving holiday site .

Drive from Glasgow to Inverness in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Inverness, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Forres, Cromarty, Nairn Museum
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
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Highland Archive Centre ©
Highland Archive Centre
Nairn Museum ©
Nairn Museum
ShipSpace ©
ShipSpace

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