27 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

27 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

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27 days in England & Scotland Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
London
— 4 nights
2
Stratford-upon-Avon
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Gloucester
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Bristol
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Isaac
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Bath
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Inverness
— 4 nights
8
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
9
York
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Liverpool
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Boston

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beachy Head and St Andrew Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Tower of London and National Gallery. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at British Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, and explore the historical opulence of Buckingham Palace.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the London travel itinerary creator.

Boston, USA to London is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Boston to London is 5 hours. When traveling from Boston in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 62°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

St Andrew's Church, Beachy Head
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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night
Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon ©
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. On the 5th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of St Peter, appreciate the extensive heritage of Stratford Town Walk, then admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and finally explore the historical opulence of Warwick Castle.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Stratford-upon-Avon travel itinerary planner.

Getting from London to Stratford-upon-Avon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Stratford-upon-Avon are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gloucester.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Warwick Castle
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Warwick Castle ©
Warwick Castle
Shakespeare's Birthplace ©
Shakespeare's Birthplace
The Church of St Peter ©
The Church of St Peter

2
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Gloucester is a city and district in southwest England, the county city of Gloucestershire. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Brockhampton Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Worcester Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Tewkesbury Abbey, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Gloucester Docks. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gloucester Cathedral and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sudeley Castle.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gloucester custom trip planner.

Traveling by car from Stratford-upon-Avon to Gloucester takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gloucester are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bristol.

Things to do in Gloucester

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tewkesbury Abbey, Sudeley Castle, National Trust - Brockhampton Estate, Worcester Cathedral
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Worcester Cathedral ©
Worcester Cathedral
Tewkesbury Abbey ©
Tewkesbury Abbey
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

3
nights
Bristol

Bristol ©
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
On the 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Brunel's SS Great Britain, then step into the grandiose world of Caerphilly Castle, and then see the interesting displays at St. Fagans: National History Museum. On your second day here, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust, take a leisurely stroll along Cardiff Bay Wales, then explore the historical opulence of Cardiff Castle, and finally explore and take pictures at Principality Stadium.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bristol holiday planner.

Getting from Gloucester to Bristol by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Gloucester in June; daily highs in Bristol reach 63°F and lows reach 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Isaac.

Things to do in Bristol

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cardiff, Caerphilly Castle
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Brunel's SS Great Britain ©
Brunel's SS Great Britain
Caerphilly Castle ©
Caerphilly Castle
Cardiff Castle ©
Cardiff Castle

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hours
Port Isaac

Port Isaac ©
Port Isaac is a small and picturesque fishing village on the Atlantic coast of north Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. On the 10th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Tintagel Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Port Isaac trip generator.

Drive from Bristol to Port Isaac in 3 hours. In June in Port Isaac, expect temperatures between 62°F during the day and 52°F at night. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bath.

Things to do in Port Isaac

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tintagel Castle
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Tintagel Castle ©
Tintagel Castle

3
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Avebury Stone Circle and Royal Crescent. Get some historical perspective at The Roman Baths and West Kennet Long Barrow. Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses (in Glastonbury), Castle Combe Village (in Castle Combe) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey and contemplate the long history of Assembly Rooms.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bath trip builder.

You can drive from Port Isaac to Bath in 3.5 hours. In June in Bath, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 51°F at night. On the 13th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Avebury, St. Margaret's Chapel & Magdalene Almshouses, Stonehenge, Castle Combe Village
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Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
Avebury Stone Circle ©
Avebury Stone Circle
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

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nights
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Explore hidden gems such as Culloden Battlefield and Fort George. Get some cultural insight at Urquhart Castle and Fort Augustus. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Nigg Old Church (in Nigg). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at River Ness, pause for some serene contemplation at Old High Church, Inverness, and shop like a local with Castle Gallery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Inverness tour planner.

Fly from Bath to Inverness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 62°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Augustus Abbey, Nigg Old Church, Urquhart Castle, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Nairn Beach
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Nairn Beach ©
Nairn Beach

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit The Royal Mile and St Giles' Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel, ponder the world of politics at The Scottish Parliament, tour the pleasant surroundings at Holyrood Park, and browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh itinerary planner.

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to York.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Giles' Cathedral ©
St Giles' Cathedral

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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.
On the 21st (Wed), get engrossed in the history at North Yorkshire Moors Railway and then explore the historical opulence of Castle Howard. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at National Railway Museum, explore the ancient world of York City Walls, and then explore the ancient world of Fountains Abbey.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the York holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to York takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Liverpool.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Fountains Abbey
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Castle Howard ©
Castle Howard
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
York City Walls ©
York City Walls

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Liverpool

Liverpool
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Caernarfon Castle and Walls of Chester. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Portmeirion Village and The Beatles Story. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Liverpool: Bodnant Garden (in Tal-y-Cafn), Marble Church (in Bodelwyddan) and Conwy (Plas Mawr & Conwy Castle). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The cavern club.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Liverpool online itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from York to Liverpool takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 53°F. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Conwy, Marble Church, Bodnant Garden, Portmeirion Village, Caernarfon Castle
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Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr

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