The first 74 locations of the London 2012 Olympic torch relay route, which covers every nation and region in the UK, have been revealed.
The route will see the Olympic torch travel 8,000 miles with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Locog) saying the flame would come within a one-hour journey of 95% of the population.
The relay begins at Land's End, Cornwall on 19 May 2012 - a day after the torch arrives from Greece - and will pass through towns and cities including, Bristol, Cardiff, Liverpool, Belfast, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Manchester, heffield, Nottingham, Oxford, Southampton and Dover.
Locog said the route would also take in six island visits - to Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Shetland, Orkney and the Isle of Lewis - and may even include a short visit to Dublin.
Shows and concerts have been planned for 66 of the 70 days with thousands of people expected to celebrate along the route.
"It's a 70-day journey of celebration," Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of Locog, told BBC Breakfast.
"I think the thing we have learned from other relays is it's releasing that creativity, the excitement, in people's backyards. I have seen that from relays around the world and I really do want to replicate that.
"The stopovers at night, there will be a party atmosphere, there will be stageshows, there will be the opportunity to showcase local talent.
"Then of course later on this morning we are going to start talking about the nomination process as well, because we want that to inspire young people but we want local communities to be inspired by young people."
Minister for sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson added: "It's a magnificent showcase for the country and a chance to mark the achievements of inspirational people in our communities."
The 2012 torch is being created by east London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and is due to be unveiled in June.
The pair won a competitive tender launched last year with the winners responsible for the torch design. They are also working on the design of the Paralympic torch.