Made up of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom may not always seem very united – indeed, Scotland came close to voting for independence in 2014. Yet this historic state is packed with appeal for the visitor, from pulsing cities to stunning countryside. England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are fine destinations in their own right, and travels between these countries reveal both the shared culture and distinct local flavours that contribute to the UK.
- The months July and August have a nice average temperature.
- On average, the warmest month is August.
- On average, the coolest month is January.
- The average annual maximum temperature is: 55.4° Fahrenheit (13.0° Celsius)
- The average annual minimum temperature is: 41° Fahrenheit (5.0° Celsius)
Generally not required for stays of up to 90 days for citizens of most Western countries (Australia, USA etc).
Citizens of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the USA don’t need visas for tourist visits to the UK, Ireland or any Schengen country. With a valid passport you should be able to visit Western European countries for up to 90 days in a six-month period, provided you have some sort of onward or return ticket and/or ‘sufficient means of support’ (ie money).
The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends that all travellers be covered for diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, rubella and polio, regardless of their destination. Since most vaccines don’t produce immunity until at least two weeks after they’re given, visit a doctor at least six weeks before departure.