33 days in United Kingdom & Slovenia Itinerary

33 days in United Kingdom & Slovenia Itinerary

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33 days in United Kingdom & Slovenia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  24​h
1
London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
York, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Belfast, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Bovec, Slovenia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
7
Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne, Australia


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5
nights
London, United Kingdom

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.
Get some cultural insight at The British Museum and Tower of London. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blenheim Palace and Houses of Parliament. Explore London's surroundings by going to The Great Hall (in Winchester), Bournemouth Beach (in Bournemouth) and Dover Castle (in Dover). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take in the waterfront at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, steep yourself in history at Royal Mews, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Melbourne to London, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. May in London sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to York.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Blenheim Palace, Bournemouth Beach, Dover Castle, The Great Hall, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Find places to stay May 25 — 31:
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Tower of London ©
Tower of London
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

5
nights
York, United Kingdom

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Beamish Museum and Lincoln Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and Lincoln Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to RSPB Bempton Cliffs (in Bempton), Fountains Abbey (in Ripon) and Whitby Abbey (in Whitby). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at York Bird of Prey Centre, take a stroll through York Shambles, examine the collection at York Castle Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Durham Cathedral.

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Traveling by train from London to York takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in York can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in York

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Lincoln, Durham Cathedral, Beamish Museum, Fountains Abbey, Whitby Abbey
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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York Bird of Prey Centre ©
York Bird of Prey Centre
RSPB Bempton Cliffs ©
RSPB Bempton Cliffs
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey

5
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Get some historical perspective at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Alnwick (The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle), Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Lindisfarne Priory (in Holy Island). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel, visit a coastal fixture at Calton Hill, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh journey planner.

Traveling by train from York to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Belfast.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Alnwick, Stirling Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens, Bamburgh Castle
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Lindisfarne Priory ©
Lindisfarne Priory

4
nights
Belfast, United Kingdom

Belfast ©
A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Crumlin Road Gaol and Dunluce Castle. Popular historic sites such as Ulster American Folk Park and City Walls are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Belfast side-trips: Bushmills (Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway, & more). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Ulster Museum, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, and examine the collection at SS Nomadic.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Belfast trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Belfast in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Liverpool.

Things to do in Belfast

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Bushmills, Ulster American Folk Park, Dunluce Castle, City Walls
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:
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Ulster American Folk Park ©
Ulster American Folk Park
Causeway Coastal Route ©
Causeway Coastal Route
City Walls ©
City Walls

5
nights
Liverpool, United Kingdom

Liverpool ©
Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Visit Liverpool Cathedral and Conwy Castle for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Great Orme and Nercwys Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to South Stack Lighthouse (in Holyhead), Caernarfon Castle (in Caernarfon) and Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Powis Castle and Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Mary & All Saints, take in the pleasant sights at Llandudno Promenade, and identify plant and animal life at Cwm Idwal National Nature Reserve.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Liverpool trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Belfast to Liverpool takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. June in Liverpool sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Bovec.

Things to do in Liverpool

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Conwy, Llandudno, South Stack Lighthouse, Beaumaris Castle, Caernarfon Castle
Find places to stay Jun 14 — 19:
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South Stack Lighthouse ©
South Stack Lighthouse
Powis Castle and Garden ©
Powis Castle and Garden
Conwy Castle ©
Conwy Castle

1
day
Bovec, Slovenia

In the north-west part of Slovenia, Bovec sits in an area known for its rich and colorful culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bovec online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Liverpool to Bovec with the Route module. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Liverpool, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bovec, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Bovec

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Log Pod Mangartom Military Cemetery ©

5
nights
Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ljubljana ©
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get in touch with nature at Parasailing & Paragliding and Postojna Cave. Get some historical perspective at Predjama Castle and Franciscan Church (Franciskanska cerkev). Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (Vintgar Gorge & Lake Bled). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, contemplate the waterfront views at River Ljubljanica Kanal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas (Stolnica Sv. Nikolaja), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Michael.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bovec to Ljubljana takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Bled, Postojna
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 25:
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Predjama Castle ©
Predjama Castle
Ljubljana Old Town ©
Ljubljana Old Town
Vintgar Gorge ©
Vintgar Gorge

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