34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

34 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  25 h
1
London
— 4 nights
Train + Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Caernarfon
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Ambleside
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h
5
Durness, Scotland
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Inverness, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
7
Fort William, Scotland
— 8 nights
Bus + Fly:  28 h
End: Sydney

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at West Hampstead Farmers' Market and Venn Street Market. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and Churchill War Rooms capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our London online holiday planner.

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London due to the time zone difference. In July, London is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Caernarfon.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

4
nights
Caernarfon

Caernarfon ©
Caernarfon is a royal town, community, and port in Gwynedd, Wales, with a population of 9,615. Step out of the city life by going to Benllech Beach and Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands. Get a sense of the local culture at Plas Mawr and Portmeirion Village. Get out of town with these interesting Caernarfon side-trips: Abersoch (Abersoch Main Beach & Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth)), St Gwyddelan's Church (in Dolwyddelan) and Conwy Castle (in Conwy). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lloyd George Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Snowdon, and kick back and relax at Criccieth Beach.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Caernarfon trip itinerary planning website.

You can do a combination of train and bus from London to Caernarfon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Caernarfon hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Ambleside.

Things to do in Caernarfon

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abersoch, Conwy, Lloyd George Museum, Portmeirion Village, Benllech Beach
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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Snowdon ©
Snowdon
Plas Mawr ©
Plas Mawr
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands ©
Morfa Bychan - Black Rock Sands

4
nights
Ambleside

Ambleside ©
Ambleside is a town in Cumbria, in North West England. Hawkshead Grammar School and Aira Force Waterfall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Predator Experience and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Ambleside: Stott Park Bobbin Mill (in Ulverston), Muncaster Castle (in Ravenglass) and J.B.Banks and Son Ltd (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: trek along Alpacaly Ever After, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesus Church, contemplate the long history of Townend, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Keswick Brewing Company.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ambleside travel route app.

Getting from Caernarfon to Ambleside by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Ambleside

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Troutbeck, Keswick, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Predator Experience
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 10:
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Predator Experience ©
Predator Experience
Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Muncaster Castle ©
Muncaster Castle

4
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Let the collections at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland capture your imagination. Head to Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Jupiter Artlandfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Ambleside to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Shopping Parks
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National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
The Real Mary King's Close ©
The Real Mary King's Close

3
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Get a sense of the local culture at Ardvreck Castle and Mudness Ceramics. Escape the urban bustle at Balnakeil Beach and Oldshoremore Beach. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Scourie Bay (in Scourie), Inchnadamph Old Parish Church Museum, Kirkton, Assynt (in Assynt) and Achmelvich Beach (in Lochinver). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Sandwood Bay Beach, explore the striking landscape at Cape Wrath, Head underground at Smoo Cave, and stroll through Sango Bay.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Durness trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Durness takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Durness can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Assynt, Scourie Bay, Achmelvich Beach
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
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Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sango Bay ©
Sango Bay

4
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cawdor Castle and Culloden Battlefield. Escape the urban bustle at Aigas Field Centre and Loch Garten Nature Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Inverness: Nairn Beach (in Nairn), Brora Beach (in Brora) and Dornoch (Dornoch Cathedral & Dornoch Beach). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Beauly Priory, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rosemarkie Beach, kick back and relax at Loch Morlich, and browse for treasures at Grantown Antiques and Collectables.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness day trip planner.

You can drive from Durness to Inverness in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aviemore, Beauly, Nairn, Dornoch, Grantown Antiques and Collectables
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 21:
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Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach

8
nights
Fort William, Scotland

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eilean Donan Castle and West Highland Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Glencoe Lochan. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Ballachulish (Glencoe Mountain & Buachaille Etive Mor), Arisaig (Land Sea and Islands Centre & Camusdarach Beach) and Morar Beach (in Morar). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, take an in-depth tour of Glencoe Folk Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Ardnamurchan Distillery, and stroll the grounds of Camas nan Geall.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Fort William journey builder.

You can drive from Inverness to Fort William in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Fort Augustus, Arisaig, Castle Tioram
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 29:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

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