52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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52 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Canberra
Bus + Fly:  31 h
1
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Durness, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Ullapool, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Inverness, Scotland
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fort William, Scotland
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Grasmere
— 6 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Cheltenham
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
8
London
— 12 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Canberra

5
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kids will enjoy Camera Obscura and World of Illusions and Dynamic Earth. Step out of Edinburgh with an excursion to Don Coyote Outdoor Centre in Lamancha--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, identify plant and animal life at BobCat Alpacas, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh sightseeing app.

Canberra, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 31- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Canberra to Edinburgh. When traveling from Canberra in March, plan for much colder days in Edinburgh, with highs around 9°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Durness.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Don Coyote Outdoor Centre
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 16:
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dynamic Earth ©
Dynamic Earth

5
nights
Durness, Scotland

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Balnakeil Bay and Durness Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Durness: Dun Dornaigil Broch (in Altnaharra), Scourie Bay (in Scourie) and Kinlochbervie (Polin Beach & Sandwood Bay Beach). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Rispond Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, get curious at Durness Deep Time, and take in the dramatic natural features at Kyle Of Tongue.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Durness travel itinerary planner.

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 March, daytime highs in Durness are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Ullapool.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Dun Dornaigil Broch, Scourie Bay, Farr Beach, Kyle Of Tongue
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 21:
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Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

4
nights
Ullapool, Scotland

Ullapool ©
Ullapool is a village of around 1,500 inhabitants in Ross-shire, Scottish Highlands. Get out of town with these interesting Ullapool side-trips: Loch Assynt (in Lairg), The Jammery Culkein (in Stoer) and Lochinver (Little Assynt Estate & Culag Woods). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Lael Forest Walks, take in the dramatic scenery at Falls of Kirkaig, look for all kinds of wild species at Inverpolly Nature Reserve, and stroll through Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ullapool trip builder website.

You can drive from Durness to Ullapool in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Ullapool can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Ullapool

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Gairloch, Lochinver, Loch Assynt, Mellon Udrigle Beach, Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 25:
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Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve ©

6
nights
Inverness, Scotland

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bowhunter Archery and Aviemore Kart Raceway. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: The Old Packhorse Bridge (in Carrbridge), Aviemore (Craigellachie National Nature Reserve, Loch Morlich Watersports, &more) and Nairn Beach (in Nairn). There's lots more to do: have some family-friendly fun at Wildwoodz, enjoy the sand and surf at Embo Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Farigaig Forest, and take in the dramatic scenery at Fairy Glen Falls.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Inverness road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ullapool to Inverness takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Inverness

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Aviemore, Nairn, Foyers, Farigaig Forest, Embo Beach
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:
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Farigaig Forest ©
Farigaig Forest
Zipline
Aviemore Kart Raceway ©
Aviemore Kart Raceway

6
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. Kids will enjoy Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Fort William side-trips: Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror), General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus) and All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop (in Ardelve). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Loch Morar, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, have fun at Crombie Clay Shooting, and have some family-friendly fun at Arisaig Archery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Fort William trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Fort William takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe, Glenfinnan, Mallaig, North Ballachulish, Arisaig
Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 6:
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Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

6
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Grasmere: Alpacaly Ever After (in Portinscale), Country Experiences (in Bassenthwaite) and Alpacaly Ever After (in Cockermouth). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, head outdoors with Swirl How, stroll through Central Fells, and trek along Old Man of Coniston.

Make your Grasmere itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Fort William to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cheltenham.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Great Langdale, Little Langdale, Helvellyn
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 12:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Old Man of Coniston ©
Old Man of Coniston

5
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. Family-friendly places like The Cotswold Range and Xjump Trampoline Park will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cheltenham: Lady’s Wood Shooting School (in Chipping Sodbury), Bath (Bath Abbey & The Roman Baths) and Cotswold Archery (in Moreton-in-Marsh). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at SimAir737, indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, find something for the whole family at Cattle Country Adventure Park, and contemplate the waterfront views at River Coln.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cheltenham journey builder app.

Drive from Grasmere to Cheltenham in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to London.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Parks Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trips

Bath, Bourton-on-the-Water, Xjump Trampoline Park, The Cotswold Range, Cattle Country Adventure Park
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 17:
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The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens ©
Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens
Cattle Country Adventure Park ©
Cattle Country Adventure Park

12
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Coca-Cola London Eye and Tate Modern. When in London, make a side trip to see Hawking About in Arundel, approximately Arundel away. The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, make a trip to Buckingham Palace, admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our London driving holiday app.

Getting from Cheltenham to London by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in London are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Tours Fun & Games

Side Trip

Hawking About
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 29:
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Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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