57 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Sas van Gent Itinerary

57 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Sas van Gent Itinerary

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57 days in United Kingdom, Spain & Sas van Gent Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Train:  2​h 30​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Sas van Gent, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Brighton, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Inverness, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Train:  3​h 15​min
7
Leeds, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
8
London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Sao Paulo, Brazil

6
nights
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get a sense of the local culture at Prado National Museum and Catedral Primada. Your inner history buff will appreciate Royal Palace of Madrid and Iglesia de Santa Coloma. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Iglesia Museo Santisima Trinidad (in Atienza), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Duraton) and Segovia (Alcazar de Segovia, Catedral de Segovia, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), contemplate the long history of Casa de Campo, contemplate the waterfront views at Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip website .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Madrid due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sao Paulo in July, plan for warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Segovia, Avila, Toledo, Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion, Iglesia de Santa Coloma
Highlights from your plan
Alcazar of Segovia ©
Alcazar of Segovia
Catedral Primada ©
Catedral Primada
Catedral de Segovia ©
Catedral de Segovia

7
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at El Barri Gòtic and Vila Vella (Old Town). Popular historic sites such as Casa Batllo and Palau Guell are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Barcelona: Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat), Illuminated Fountain (in Salou) and Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, & more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Museo Picasso, stroll through Park Guell, and step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona travel route planning app .

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sas van Gent.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tarragona, Vila Vella (Old Town), Illuminated Fountain, Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey, Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
Highlights from your plan
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey ©
Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

2
nights
Sas van Gent, The Netherlands

Sas van Gent ©
Sas van Gent is a town in the Netherlands. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oostkapelle Beach and Recreatiecentrum De Vogel. Explore Sas van Gent's surroundings by going to Angelteich Vroonplas (in Renesse), Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) (in Westkapelle) and Vrouwenpolder Beach (in Veere).

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sas van Gent online travel route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Barcelona to Sas van Gent. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Sas van Gent

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Angelteich Vroonplas, Vrouwenpolder Beach, Recreatiecentrum De Vogel, Oostkapelle Beach, Lighthouse Westkapelle (high)
Highlights from your plan
Oostkapelle Beach ©
Oostkapelle Beach
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) ©
Lighthouse Westkapelle (high)
Vrouwenpolder Beach ©
Vrouwenpolder Beach

6
nights
Brighton, United Kingdom

Brighton ©
Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Step off the beaten path and head to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Pavilion. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beachy Head and Old Town Hastings. Get out of town with these interesting Brighton side-trips: Drusillas Park (in Berwick), Portsmouth (HMS Warrior 1860, HMS Victory, & more) and Alfriston (St Andrew's Church & Alfriston Clergy House). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Arundel Castle and Gardens, contemplate the long history of Cissbury Ring, witness the site of a historic battle at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and take a stroll through The Lanes.

To see maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Brighton online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Sas van Gent to Brighton takes 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sas van Gent to Brighton is minus 1 hour. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

Portsmouth, Alfriston, Southover Grange Gardens, Drusillas Park, Cissbury Ring
Highlights from your plan
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard ©
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Arundel Castle and Gardens ©
Arundel Castle and Gardens
Bodiam Castle ©
Bodiam Castle

8
nights
Inverness, United Kingdom

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 Eilean Donan Castle. Visit Urquhart Castle and Nigg Old Church for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Inverness: Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch Beach, & more), Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie) and Fort Augustus (in Fort Augustus). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Fort George, stroll through Nairn Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort, and gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Inverness route builder tool .

Do a combination of train and flight from Brighton to Inverness in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Brighton in August since evenings lows in Inverness dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dornoch, Nairn, Newtonmore, Fort Augustus Abbey, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle

8
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Visit Bamburgh Castle and Cragside House and Gardens for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Stirling Castle and St Giles' Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Glamis Castle (in Glamis), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and National Wallace Monument (in Stirling). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to Palace of Holyroodhouse, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, and explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stirling, Bamburgh Castle, Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens, Glamis Castle
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Glamis Castle
Glamis Castle

8
nights
Leeds, United Kingdom

Leeds ©
One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Whitby Abbey and York City Walls. Do some cultural sightseeing at Durham Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Leeds: York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby), York (Castle Howard, York Minster, & more) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Lincoln Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Liverpool Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill, and contemplate the waterfront views at Peasholm Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Leeds trip planner .

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Leeds takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Leeds can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

York, Lincoln, Liverpool, Whitby, St Agatha's Church
Highlights from your plan
Royal Armouries Museum ©
Royal Armouries Museum
Fountains Abbey ©
Fountains Abbey
Durham Cathedral ©
Durham Cathedral

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as Dover Castle and Tower of London are in your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Blenheim Palace and Canterbury Cathedral. When in London, make a side trip to see St. Mary The Virgin Church in Elham, approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of British Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip itinerary planner .

Take a train from Leeds to London in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Leeds in September, expect nights in London to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canterbury Cathedral, St. Mary The Virgin Church, Dover Castle, Blenheim Palace
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Blenheim Palace ©
Blenheim Palace
Canterbury Cathedral ©
Canterbury Cathedral

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