40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

40 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
2
Fort William
— 5 nights
3
Inverness
— 5 nights
4
Durness
— 5 nights
5
Cockermouth
— 3 nights
6
Gloucester
— 5 nights
7
Bath
— 4 nights
8
London
— 6 nights

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh travel route website.

Fresno, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Fresno to Edinburgh. When traveling from Fresno in May, plan for cooler days in Edinburgh, with highs around °F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Nature
Find places to stay May 27 — 31:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile

5
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Glenfinnan Viaduct (in Glenfinnan), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Arisaig Archery). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Glen Coe, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall, and stroll through Devil's Staircase.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Fort William online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Inverness.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall

5
nights
Inverness

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Venture out of the city with trips to St Ninians Church (in Drumnadrochit), Aigas Field Centre (in Beauly) and Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail (in Kincraig). There's still lots to do: learn insider's secrets on a distillery tour, hike along Farigaig Forest, explore by horseback at Hollingwells Equestrian, and kick back and relax at Brora Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Inverness online day trip planner.

Drive from Fort William to Inverness in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Durness.

Things to do in Inverness

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Aviemore, Drumnadrochit, Tain, Dornoch, Aigas Field Centre
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:
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Distillery Tours
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre

5
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Explore Durness' surroundings by going to Lochinver (Achmelvich Beach & Little Assynt Estate), The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer) and Scourie Bay (in Scourie). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Durness Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach, make a trip to Cairn House Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Strathnaver Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Durness travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Durness takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Durness, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bettyhill, Lochinver, Kinlochbervie, The Jammery Culkein, Scourie Bay
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 15:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach ©
Sandwood Bay Beach
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach

3
nights
Cockermouth

Cockermouth
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cockermouth: Hallin Fell (in Pooley Bridge), Appleby-in-Westmorland (St Lawrence Church & St Anne's Hospital) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Helvellyn, look for all kinds of wild species at Alpacaly Ever After, contemplate the waterfront views at Derwentwater, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Oswald's Church, Ravenstonedale.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip builder app.

You can drive from Durness to Cockermouth in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Durness in June, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cockermouth, with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Gloucester.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Keswick, Ravenstonedale, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Alpacaly Ever After, Hallin Fell
Find places to stay Jun 15 — 19:
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Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk
Derwentwater ©
Derwentwater

5
nights
Gloucester

Gloucester ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Gloucester: Chipping Campden (Hidcote Manor Garden, Kiftsgate Court Gardens, &more), Moreton-in-Marsh (Cotswold Falconry Centre, Cotswold Archery, &more) and The Cotswold Brewing Company (in Bourton-on-the-Water).

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gloucester attractions planning site.

Getting from Cockermouth to Gloucester by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Gloucester can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bath.

Things to do in Gloucester

Parks Fun & Games Museums

Side Trips

Chipping Campden, Cheltenham, Moreton-in-Marsh, Corinium Museum, Cotswold Way
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Hidcote Manor Garden ©
Hidcote Manor Garden
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House

4
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Get out of town with these interesting Bath side-trips: Stonehenge (in Amesbury), Chipping Sodbury (Lady’s Wood Shooting School & Chipping Sodbury Golf Club) and Castle Combe (Castle Combe Village & Manor House Golf Club). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, join the crowd at Castle Combe Circuit, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Malmesbury Abbey, and take in nature's colorful creations at American Museum & Gardens.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bath holiday planning tool.

Getting from Gloucester to Bath by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Castle Combe, Chipping Sodbury, Stonehenge, Marshfield Farm Ice Cream, Malmesbury Abbey
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 28:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey

6
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, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps and other tourist information, refer to the London trip planning app.

Traveling by train from Bath to London takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in London are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 4:
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

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