43 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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London
— 13 nights
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Cardiff
— 6 nights
Train to Chirk, Taxi to Llangollen
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Llangollen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Porthmadog
— 2 nights
Drive
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Llandudno
— 3 nights
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Birmingham
— 2 nights
Fly
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Glasgow
— 5 nights
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Edenbridge
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London — 13 nights

The Square Mile

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 London's surroundings by going to Stonehenge (in Salisbury), The Oxford Artisan Distillery (in Oxford) and Coda Falconry (in Hounslow). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London online trip itinerary planner.

Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Cardiff.
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Find places to stay Oct 25 — Nov 7:

Cardiff — 6 nights

City of Castles

The capital of Wales, Cardiff is a very green city indeed, boasting more green space per person than any other place in the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cardiff: Bath (Spas, The Roman Baths, &more), Cheddar Gorge (in Cheddar) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Westonbirt Arboretum, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Longleat.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cardiff trip planner.

You can take a train from London to Cardiff in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Llangollen.
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Find places to stay Nov 7 — 13:

Llangollen — 3 nights

Llangollen is a small town and community in Denbighshire, north-east Wales, situated on the River Dee and on the edge of the Berwyn mountains. On the 14th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Castell Dinas Bran, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then steep yourself in history at Llangollen Bridge. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Chad's Church, identify plant and animal life at Shropshire Falconry Ltd, then view the masterpieces at The British Ironwork Centre, and finally make a trip to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Llangollen trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Cardiff to Llangollen by combination of train and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Porthmadog.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

Porthmadog — 2 nights

Porthmadog, known locally as "Port", and since 1974, rendered into Welsh from its former Anglicised form, Portmadoc, is a small coastal town and community in the Eifionydd area of Gwynedd, in Wales. Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): admire the engineering at The Cob, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, and then look for gifts at Craft Cymru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Dolwyddelan Cenotaph, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Glen, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally sample the tasty concoctions at Purple Moose Brewery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porthmadog tour planner.

Traveling by car from Llangollen to Porthmadog takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Llandudno.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 18:

Llandudno — 3 nights

Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Llandudno: Swallow Falls (in Betws-y-Coed), Beaumaris Castle (in Beaumaris) and National Slate Museum (in Llanberis). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on Penderyn Lloyd Street Distillery Llandudno, take a leisurely stroll along Llandudno Pier, meet the residents at Welsh Mountain Zoo, and take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Llandudno trip planner.

Drive from Porthmadog to Llandudno in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Birmingham.
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Find places to stay Nov 18 — 21:

Birmingham — 2 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Two Towers Brewery, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Stratford-upon-Avon Canal, admire the striking features of Shakespeare's Birthplace, and then hit the slopes at SnowDome.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Llandudno to Birmingham in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. November in Birmingham sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Glasgow.
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Glasgow — 5 nights

Scotland's Style Capital

Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Explore Glasgow's surroundings by going to Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol), Stirling (Stirling Distillery & Stirling Castle) and Dalgarven Mill (in Kilwinning). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in nature's colorful creations at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Glasgow trip planner.

Fly from Birmingham to Glasgow in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Glasgow are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Edenbridge.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 28:

Edenbridge — 8 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Edenbridge: Sheffield Park and Garden (in Uckfield), Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching) and Hop Farm Family Park (in Paddock Wood).

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Edenbridge tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Glasgow to Edenbridge in 7.5 hours. Traveling from Glasgow in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Edenbridge, with lows around 6°C.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.
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Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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