We have three weeks to spend in UK and have already seen London several times. whats the best route to see the rest?
Thanks so much.
Firstly, get a guide book and see what takes your fancy.
Secondly, don't try and see too much in one go !!
There is no single best route. There is so much to see in the rest of the UK, that I guarantee that any three week itinerary will miss a lot of worthwhile places. I once spent 2 weeks travelling from London to Scotland and back. It was a packed trip, and I pretty much bypassed all of Southern England, because I was choosing to concentrate on Scotland and northern England. I did not even see that much of Scotland, since I got no further north than Mull.
So my point is that you cannot see everything in three weeks, and you need to focus on particular areas.Edited: 12 May 2018, 11:29
You can’t see the rest in that short amount of time. Pick places that interest you and then try and build an itinerary.
Open jaw flights could be beneficial.
In 3 weeks you have time to visit satisfactorily six or maybe seven destinations e.g. the Cotswolds, the Lake District etc. so focus on making a shortlist. Note that ‘Wales’ or ‘Scotland’ do not count as you have to choose regions within those countries.
Once you have done some reading you’ll rapidly acquire a list of a dozen+ possibilities which you’ll have to ruthlessly cull. And it’s a near certainty your guide books will bypass lesser known gems such as the Suffolk villages, the Shropshire hills and Rutland/Stamford that are also worthy of inclusion.
When your list is manageable return to the forum for advice on which places to remove and which others to consider, how to transfer between the places accepting that train travel is often better than car, and centrally located accommodation suggestions in your chosen areas.
The best route may be train, car, plane or boat but....
When you say “the rest” do you really mean the rest of the U.K.? In other words Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and England (minus London). That simply isn’t possible in the time you have, so you need to narrow it down.
Do you want to see cities, coast, mountains, countryside, villages? Do you like museums, parks, shopping, hiking, sailing, what? Will you have a car or are you planning to use public transport?
If you tell us what’s on your shortlist then we can help you group them and maybe suggest similar or better places and the best way to travel to/between them.
More information please.
You have time to rent a cottage somewhere for a week, and get to know an area well. Maybe hire a narrow boat on a canal.
Welcome to the forums, Jan.
I've been here in UK 65+ years and I've still not yet seen "the rest". 3 weeks will give you a chance to briefly visit a few areas and or cities and or towns and or villages in UK.
When is this trip ? Have you booked your flights yet, hopefully not as there can be benefits into flying into one location and from another. ?
Do have a look at guidebook and come back with half a dozen cities, towns or countryside areas that catch your eye - then we can better advise on what's reasonable / most practical in your timescale.
And what kind of things particularly interest you ? Everywhere in UK is rich in interesting things to see and do, but your own preferences (unknown to us at present) would help shape suitable feedbackEdited: 12 May 2018, 19:23