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

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

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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 7 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Sas van Gent
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Sas van Gent, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brighton, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Train to London Gatwick, Fly to Inverness
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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Drive
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Train
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
Train
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London, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Royal Palace of Madrid and Alcazar of Segovia will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as The Four Posts and Catedral de Segovia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madrid: Segovia (La Muralla de Segovia & Acueduct of Segovia), Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (in Duraton) and Iglesia de Santa Coloma (in Albendiego). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, and make a trip to Plaza Mayor.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madrid trip planner.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Madrid is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time (BRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 4 hours. Traveling from Sao Paulo in July, expect nights in Madrid to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are much hotter, around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

7
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some cultural insight at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey. Get some historical perspective at El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Barcelona side-trips: Tarragona (Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona, Anfiteatro de Tarragona, &more), Vila Vella (Old Town) (in Tossa de Mar) and Illuminated Fountain (in Salou). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Parc de Montjuic, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, visit Ciutat Vella, and admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in July, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sas van Gent.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Sas van Gent, The Netherlands

Sas van Gent is a town in the Netherlands. Discover out-of-the-way places like Lighthouse Westkapelle (high) and Oostkapelle Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Sas van Gent side-trips: Angelteich Vroonplas (in Renesse), Vrouwenpolder Beach (in Veere) and Recreatiecentrum De Vogel (in Hengstdijk).

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sas van Gent trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Barcelona to Sas van Gent. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brighton.

Things to do in Sas van Gent

Parks · Fun & Games · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

6
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Brighton, United Kingdom

London-by-the-Sea

Once a sleepy little fishing village, Brighton is a modern seaside town known for its Asian architecture and a large gay community.
Popular historic sites such as Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Royal Pavilion are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Mary Rose and Arundel Castle and Gardens. Get out of town with these interesting Brighton side-trips: Portsmouth (HMS Warrior 1860 & HMS Victory), Drusillas Park (in Berwick) and Beachy Head (in Eastbourne). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Paultons Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Bodiam Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, take in the history at Battle Abbey and Battlefield, and find something for the whole family at Brighton Palace Pier.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Brighton trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sas van Gent to Brighton by car takes about 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sas van Gent to Brighton. In August in Brighton, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Inverness.

Things to do in Brighton

Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Inverness, United Kingdom

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Urquhart Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eilean Donan Castle and Blair Castle and Hercules Gardens. Explore Inverness' surroundings by going to Dunrobin Castle and Gardens (in Golspie), Nigg Old Church (in Nigg) and Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral, Dornoch Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Highland Folk Museum, gain some tasty knowledge on a distillery tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Glenfiddich Distillery, and take in the history at Battlefield Select Tours.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness route tool.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Brighton to Inverness in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brighton in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Inverness, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Stirling Castle and Scottish National Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: National Wallace Monument (in Stirling), Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Glamis Castle (in Glamis). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Georgian House, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

Drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Leeds.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at York City Walls and Durham Cathedral. Step off the beaten path and head to Liverpool Cathedral and Lincoln Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to York (Castle Howard, York Minster, &more), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum (in Malton). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Whitby Abbey, see the interesting displays at The Beatles Story, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Windermere, and appreciate the extensive heritage of 199 Steps.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Leeds holiday planner.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Leeds in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tower of London and St. Paul's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buckingham Palace and Blenheim Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to Dover Castle (in Dover), Canterbury Cathedral (in Canterbury) and St. Mary The Virgin Church (in Elham). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the London tour planning app.

You can take a train from Leeds to London in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Leeds in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 12°C at night. 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

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.