60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Alicante
Fly:  6​h
1
Newquay
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Torquay
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Cardiff
— 6 nights
+4
train + shuttle + Fly + bus + train:  6​h
4
Aviemore
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Fort William
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Stirling
— 5 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
8
York
— 5 nights
9
Conwy
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Liverpool
— 6 nights
+4
train + Fly + train + bus + ferry:  4​h 45​min
11
East Cowes, Isle of Wight
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Eastbourne
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
13
Norwich
— 6 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
End: Alicante

5
nights
Newquay

Newquay ©
Known as the Surf Capital of the UK, Newquay is a vibrant city with youthful energy.
Get outdoors at Perranporth Beach and Porthmeor Beach. Visit Pendennis Castle and Tintagel Castle for their historical value. Explore Newquay's surroundings by going to Hardy Exotics (in Penzance), Padstow (Padstow Harbour & National Lobster Hatchery) and The Lost Gardens of Heligan (in Pentewan). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, step into the grandiose world of St. Michael's Mount, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fistral Beach Bar, and take in nature's colorful creations at Trebah Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Newquay online route planner .

Alicante, Spain to Newquay is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Newquay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

St Ives, Padstow, Falmouth, Hardy Exotics, Perranporth Beach
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Perranporth Beach ©
Perranporth Beach
Screech Owl Sanctuary ©
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Pendennis Castle ©
Pendennis Castle

6
nights
Torquay

Torquay ©
Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay. Discover out-of-the-way places like Cockington Court and Coleton Fishacre. Take a break from the city and head to Durlston Country Park and Woolacombe Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Corfe Castle (Model Village Gardens & Cafe, Corfe Castle, & more), Weymouth (Weymouth Beach & Weymouth Harbour) and Monkey World (in Wareham). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Portland Bill Lighthouse, admire the landmark architecture of A La Ronde, take in the dramatic natural features at Lulworth Cove, and identify plant and animal life at The Donkey Sanctuary.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Torquay trip builder .

Traveling by car from Newquay to Torquay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cardiff.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Corfe Castle, Weymouth, Coleton Fishacre, The Donkey Sanctuary, Lulworth Cove
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Coleton Fishacre ©
Coleton Fishacre
Durlston Country Park ©
Durlston Country Park
Portland Bill Lighthouse ©
Portland Bill Lighthouse

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Big Pit National Coal Museum and Pembroke Castle. Get outdoors at Gower Peninsula and Longleat. Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Narberth Castle (in Narberth), Bath Abbey (in Bath) and Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta (in Salisbury). Spend the 30th (Fri) in the animal kingdom at Folly Farm. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wells Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and contemplate the long history of Blenheim Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cardiff online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Cardiff takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Aviemore.

Things to do in Cardiff

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Pembroke Castle, Big Pit National Coal Museum, Gower Peninsula, Longleat
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Big Pit National Coal Museum ©
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Gower Peninsula ©
Gower Peninsula
Pembroke Castle ©
Pembroke Castle

3
nights
Aviemore

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Get some historical perspective at Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens and Drumin Castle. Escape the urban bustle at RZSS Highland Wildlife Park and Cairngorm Mountain. When in Aviemore, make a side trip to see Highland Folk Museum in Newtonmore, approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Loch an Eilein, identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, and take a peaceful walk through Rothiemurchus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Aviemore day trip planning website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Cardiff to Aviemore in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cardiff in September since evenings lows in Aviemore dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Aviemore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Highland Folk Museum, RZSS Highland Wildlife Park, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Drumin Castle
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Cairngorm Mountain ©
Cairngorm Mountain
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre ©
Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park ©
RZSS Highland Wildlife Park

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the dramatic natural features at Neist Point, then make a trip to Fairy Glen, and then explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Kilt Rock, explore the striking landscape at The Old Man of Storr, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Portree Harbour.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Aviemore to Isle of Skye in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature
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Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr
Kilt Rock ©
Kilt Rock

3
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Your inner history buff will appreciate Glenfinnan Viaduct and Eilean Donan Castle. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ben Nevis and Fort Augustus Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Oban (Oban Distillery & McCaig's Tower). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, appreciate the history behind Commando Monument, appreciate the views at Glen Coe, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Fort William tour planning tool .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Fort William takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Stirling.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oban, Glen Coe, Commando Monument, Eilean Donan Castle, Fort Augustus Abbey
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Ben Nevis ©
Ben Nevis
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Nevis Range Mountain Resort ©
Nevis Range Mountain Resort

5
nights
Stirling

Stirling ©
Stirling is a city in central Scotland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Doune Castle and Glamis Castle. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Andrews Cathedral and Dunnottar Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Stirling: Muthill Old Church (in Muthill), Perth (Scone Palace & Greyfriars Burial Ground) and Steeple Church (in Dundee). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Scottish Crannog Centre, stroll the grounds of Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms, admire the striking features of Falkirk Wheel, and play a few rounds at St Andrews Links.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Stirling road trip planning website .

Getting from Fort William to Stirling by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Stirling can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to York.

Things to do in Stirling

Historic Sites Golf Parks

Side Trips

St. Andrews, Stonehaven, Perth, Kenmore, Falkirk Wheel
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Scone Palace ©
Scone Palace
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle
The Scottish Crannog Centre ©
The Scottish Crannog Centre

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to York Bird of Prey Centre and RSPB Bempton Cliffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Fountains Abbey and Whitby Abbey. Get out of town with these interesting York side-trips: Peasholm Park (in Scarborough), Whitby Harbour (in Whitby) and Durham Cathedral (in Durham). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Steep Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read York trip maker site .

Getting from Stirling to York by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In September in York, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Conwy.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln, Whitby, Durham Cathedral, Peasholm Park, RSPB Bempton Cliffs
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RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

4
nights
Conwy

Conwy ©
Conwy is a walled market town and community in Conwy County Borough on the north coast of Wales. Step out of the city life by going to Barmouth Beach and Snowdon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Beaumaris Castle and Conwy Town Walls. Change things up with these side-trips from Conwy: Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon), Harlech Castle (in Harlech) and South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Zip World Fforest, contemplate the long history of Smallest House in Britain, explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, and see the interesting displays at Penrhyn Castle (National Trust).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Conwy online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from York to Conwy in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Liverpool.

Things to do in Conwy

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

South Stack Lighthouse, Barmouth Beach, Zip World Fforest, Beaumaris Castle, National Trust - Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:
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Zip World Fforest ©
Zip World Fforest
Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Harlech Castle ©
Harlech Castle

6
nights
Liverpool

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Ingleton Waterfalls Trail and National Trust - Chirk Castle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King Liverpool and Powis Castle and Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Chester (Chester Rows, Walls of Chester, & more), Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (in Wrexham) and Little Moreton Hall (in Congleton). There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of White Scar Cave, appreciate the history behind Beatles Statue, examine the collection at Merseyside Maritime Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Conwy to Liverpool in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to East Cowes.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Chester, Llandudno, Ingleton, Little Moreton Hall, Chatsworth House
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:
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Little Moreton Hall ©
Little Moreton Hall
Powis Castle and Garden ©
Powis Castle and Garden
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail ©
Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

3
nights
East Cowes, Isle of Wight

East Cowes ©
Carisbrooke Castle and Osborne House will appeal to history buffs. Visiting The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary and Shanklin Chine will get you outdoors. When in East Cowes, make a side trip to see The Needles Battery in Totland, approximately 36 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read East Cowes road trip planning website .

Do a combination of train, flight, and ferry from Liverpool to East Cowes in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, daily temperatures in East Cowes can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eastbourne.

Things to do in East Cowes

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Newport, Shanklin Chine, The Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary, The Garlic Farm, Quarr Abbey
Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 2:
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Carisbrooke Castle ©
Carisbrooke Castle
The Needles Battery ©
The Needles Battery
Quarr Abbey ©
Quarr Abbey

5
nights
Eastbourne

Eastbourne ©
Eastbourne is a town, seaside resort and borough in the non-metropolitan county of East Sussex on the south coast of England, 19mi east of Brighton. Step off the beaten path and head to Battle Abbey and Battlefield and Chichester Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters and The White Cliffs of Dover. Venture out of the city with trips to Eurotunnel Le Shuttle (in Folkestone), Portsmouth Historic Dockyard (in Portsmouth) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Old Town Hastings, make a trip to Royal Pavilion, get a taste of the local shopping with The Lanes, and appreciate the views at Beachy Head.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Eastbourne journey maker site .

Traveling by car from East Cowes to Eastbourne takes 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Norwich.

Things to do in Eastbourne

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Brighton and Hove, Dover, Chichester Cathedral, Old Town Hastings, Canterbury Cathedral
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 7:
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The White Cliffs of Dover ©
The White Cliffs of Dover
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters ©
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
Battle Abbey and Battlefield ©
Battle Abbey and Battlefield

6
nights
Norwich

Norwich ©
Boasting a nearly 1,000-year history, Norwich is a vibrant city known for its inclusive atmosphere, openness, and quirky charm.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natureland Seal Sanctuary and Wells Next The Sea Beach. Your inner history buff will appreciate Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery and Holkham Hall. Venture out of the city with trips to IWM Duxford (in Duxford), Gorleston Beach (in Gorleston-on-Sea) and Walpole Old Chapel (in Walpole). Spend the 13th (Sun) exploring nature at The Broads National Park. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Blickling Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ely Cathedral, walk around The Dell, and gain insight at King's College Chapel.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Norwich road trip website .

Traveling by car from Eastbourne to Norwich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Norwich can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Norwich

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Wells-next-the-Sea, Blickling Estate, King's College Chapel, Ely Cathedral, Walpole Old Chapel
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 13:
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Natureland Seal Sanctuary ©
Natureland Seal Sanctuary
The Broads National Park ©
The Broads National Park
Ely Cathedral ©
Ely Cathedral

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