32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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32 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + bus:  28​h
1
Fort William
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Inverness
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Windermere
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Cheltenham
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
London
— 7 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Fort Augustus (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee Fountain & Fort Augustus Golf Club), Camusdarach Beach (in Arisaig) and Loch Affric Circular Walk (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Highland Titles Nature Reserve, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and explore the activities along Loch Shiel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William trip maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Fort William is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to Fort William due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Loch Affric Circular Walk, Glen Coe
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe

4
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: River Foyers (in Foyers), Highland Falconry at The Struy Inn (in Struy) and Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly). Next up on the itinerary: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, get your game on at Wildwoodz, admire the natural beauty at Boat of Garten Community Garden, and admire the sheer force of Black Water Falls.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Inverness travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Inverness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Aviemore, Aigas Field Centre, Coire Mhic Fhearchair, River Foyers, Black Water Falls
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 10:
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Distillery Tours
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Glenmore Forest Park ©
Glenmore Forest Park

3
nights
Durness

Durness
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Change things up with these side-trips from Durness: Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve (in Ullapool), Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver) and The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Durness Beach, kick back and relax at Sango Bay, take in the exciting artwork at Lotte Glob, and don't miss a visit to Cairn House Gallery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Durness online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Inverness to Durness in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve, Achmelvich Beach, Scourie Bay, The Jammery Culkein
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, get great views at Calton Hill, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Windermere.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

3
nights
Windermere

Windermere ©
Windermere is the largest natural lake in England. Change things up with these side-trips from Windermere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale) and Predator Experience (in Ayside). The adventure continues: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, stroll through Loughrigg Fell, get great views at Orrest Head, and steep yourself in history at Stott Park Bobbin Mill.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Windermere trip maker .

You can drive from Edinburgh to Windermere in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Windermere

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambleside, Stott Park Bobbin Mill, Predator Experience Ltd, Keswick Brewing Company, Alpacaly Ever After
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Keswick Brewing Company ©
Keswick Brewing Company
Michael Coates Clay Shooting ©
Michael Coates Clay Shooting

4
nights
Cheltenham

Cheltenham ©
Cheltenham, also known as Cheltenham Spa, is a regency spa town and borough which is located on the edge of the Cotswolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Gloucestershire, England. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Bath (The Roman Baths & Bath Abbey) and Chavenage House (in Tetbury). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks, take in nature's colorful creations at Victoria Pleasure Gardens, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cotswolds Distillery, and see the interesting displays at Jet Age Museum.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cheltenham trip planner .

Traveling by car from Windermere to Cheltenham takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cheltenham can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bath, Gloucester, St Peter's Church, Cotswold Archery, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 24:
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Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks

7
nights
London

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at The British Museum, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in the views from Tower Bridge.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner .

You can drive from Cheltenham to London in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 31:
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The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

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