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Suggested 1 month UK trip Itinerary

Dear fellow travellers,
I’m planning to travel to UK in August for a month’s time. In these 30 days period, I will be working from home for 10 days (4:30 am - 1 pm as per London time) and explore during the evening. Rest of the 20 days I’m free to travel whole day.

Requesting your help with itinerary to travel maximum of UK & Ireland (planning to go there for 3-4 days) and if possible Scotland (not necessary) by keeping Welwyn Garden City as my base location. I have chosen this as my base location as my brother has his house there and my stay is already sorted.
So, the more number of nights I come back to my base location, more the saving (cost of hotels)

However, I’m flexible at staying at other locations(hostels) for half of my trip should the itinerary is planned in such a way.

I’m a budget traveller and would prefer travelling in public transport.

Thanks in advance.

Posted by
7718 posts

We have done several trips to the UK and Ireland.

England- Cambridge, Canterbury, Winchester, Windsor Castle, Salisbury, Stonehenge, Bath, Wells, the Cotswolds, Oxford, Stratford Upon Avon, Blenheim Palace, Cornwall, Warwick Castle, York, Yorkshire Moors, Whitby, The Lake District, Hadrian's Wall near Haltwhistle, Durham and of course, London.

Wales- South Wales- Cardiff, Tenby and St. Davids (many castles to visit, don't miss Caerphilly Castle just north of Cardiff and Cardiff Castle. Noth Wales- Conwy and its castle, Caernarfon.

Scotland- Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Inverness, Loch Ness, the West Highlands.

Ireland- Dublin, Belfast, The Giant's Causeway, Waterford, Cork, Kinsale, Killarney (Ring of Kerry), Galway.

Posted by
4385 posts

My favorites: Cardiff-take bus to St. Fagan's, Salisbury, Bath-Mad Max tour to Stonehenge, Cotswolds, York, Windsor. I definitely prefer Wales to Scotland.

Posted by
4214 posts

The possibilities are pretty open. I would say take a look at train times and costs. Anything with an hour - hour and a half might be something you could do after you finish work. In particular, it probably makes sense in your case to see whatever you are planning of London as a day trip in, because of cost of lodging. Otherwise I (just for myself) might choose a mix of cities (York) and country. I particularly like cathedrals and would be tracking those down. You might not care about that at all.