60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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60 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
London
— 6 nights
Train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cirencester
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Grasmere
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Edinburgh, Scotland
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Stornoway
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Mangersta
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Kinlochbervie, Scotland
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Lochinver, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Gairloch, Scotland
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
11
Mallaig, Scotland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
12
Ballachulish, Scotland
— 8 nights
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Sydney

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Westminster Abbey and The British Museum. National Gallery and Buckingham Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our London route builder tool .

Sydney, Australia to London is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 10 hours traveling from Sydney to London. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in London reach 11°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
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Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

6
nights
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Take a break from the city and head to Chipping Sodbury Golf Club and Walks With Hawks. Popular historic sites such as The Roman Baths and Castle Combe Village are in your itinerary. Explore Bath's surroundings by going to Somerset Crafts (in Westhay), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Wells Cathedral (in Wells). Next up on the itinerary: trek along Cotswold Way, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, sample the fine beverages at Sibling Distillery, and get engrossed in the history at American Museum & Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bath trip planning website .

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Cirencester.

Things to do in Bath

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Gloucester, Cotswold Way, Stonehenge
Find places to stay Mar 26 — Apr 1:
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The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Stonehenge ©
Stonehenge
Wells Cathedral ©
Wells Cathedral

6
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Mary's Church and Purton Ships Graveyard. Get a sense of the local culture at Mechanical Music Museum and Church of St Peter & St Paul. Venture out of the city with trips to Feldon Valley, Cotswolds (in Brailes), Cotswolds Distillery (in Stourton) and Cotswold Guided Walks Ltd (in Uley). And it doesn't end there: get outside with The Cotswold Range, hike along Warden's Way, get your game on at Cotswold Archery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Hailes Church.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip app .

Traveling by car from Bath to Cirencester takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Grasmere.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Trails

Side Trips

Tetbury, Hailes Church, Cotswolds Distillery, Cotswold Archery, WMSki
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 7:
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Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Hailes Church ©
Hailes Church

7
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere ©
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. Get some historical perspective at Castle Crag and St John's in the Vale. Escape the urban bustle at Helm Crag and Alpacaly Ever After. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Grasmere: Buttermere (in Buttermere), Central Fells (in Braithwaite) and Haweswater Reservoir (in Burn Banks). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Easedale Tarn, stroll through Helvellyn, enjoy the sand and surf at Seascale Beach, and hike along Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Grasmere online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cirencester to Grasmere in 4.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Keswick, Coniston, Great Langdale, Cockermouth, St John's in the Vale
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 14:
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Alpacaly Ever After ©
Alpacaly Ever After
Castle Crag ©
Castle Crag
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag

6
nights
Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Take a break from the city and head to Calton Hill and Arthur's Seat. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Edinburgh Old Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh route planner .

Drive from Grasmere to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Stornoway.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 20:
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

2
nights
Stornoway

Stornoway ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Lews Castle, then delve into the distant past at Callanish Standing Stones, then steep yourself in history at Gearannan Blackhouse Village, and finally get engrossed in the history at The Blackhouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Isle of Harris Distillery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Hebscape Gallery and Tearoom, then get engrossed in the history at Museum nan Eilean, and finally admire the masterpieces at An Lanntair Gallery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Stornoway sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Edinburgh to Stornoway. In April, daily temperatures in Stornoway can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mangersta.

Things to do in Stornoway

Historic Sites Museums Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Hebscape Gallery, Isle of Harris Distillery, The Blackhouse
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
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The Blackhouse ©
The Blackhouse
Calanais Standing Stones ©
Calanais Standing Stones
Gearannan Blackhouse Village ©
Gearannan Blackhouse Village

1
night
Mangersta

Mangersta ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): stroll through Uig Sands, then contemplate the long history of Norse Mill and Kiln, and then take an in-depth tour of Uig Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mangersta trip maker .

Getting from Stornoway to Mangersta by car takes about an hour. April in Mangersta sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Kinlochbervie.

Things to do in Mangersta

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Uig Museum
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 23:
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Uig Sands ©
Uig Sands
Uig Museum ©
Uig Museum
Norse Mill and Kiln ©
Norse Mill and Kiln

1
night
Kinlochbervie, Scotland

Kinlochbervie
Kinlochbervie is a harbour village in the north west of Sutherland, in the Highland region of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Oldshoremore Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandwood Bay Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Kinlochbervie day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mangersta to Kinlochbervie in 6 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kinlochbervie can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Lochinver.

Things to do in Kinlochbervie

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Oldshoremore Beach ©
Oldshoremore Beach

4
nights
Lochinver, Scotland

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ardvreck Castle and Ullapool Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate RhueArt and An Talla Solais. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lochinver: Ullapool (The Bone Caves & Knockan Crag National Nature Reserve). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Achmelvich Beach, don't miss a visit to Kylesku Bridge, get outside with Drumbeg Loop, and kick back and relax at Clachtoll Beach Campsite.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lochinver trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kinlochbervie to Lochinver takes 1.5 hours. April in Lochinver sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Kylesku Bridge, Clachtoll Beach Campsite, Loch Assynt, Ardvreck Castle
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Ardvreck Castle ©
Ardvreck Castle
Clachtoll Beach Campsite ©
Clachtoll Beach Campsite

5
nights
Gairloch, Scotland

Gairloch ©
Gairloch is a village, civil parish and community on the shores of Loch Gairloch in Wester Ross, in the North-West Highlands of Scotland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Russian Arctic Convoy Museum and Carron Pottery. Visiting Red Point Beach and Shieldaig Falconry will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Glen Torridon (in Shieldaig), Glen Strathfarrar (in Beauly) and Corrieshalloch Gorge (in Ullapool). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, admire the sheer force of Flowerdale Waterfall, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, and examine the collection at Gairloch Heritage Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by car from Lochinver to Gairloch takes 2.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mallaig.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Poolewe, Kinlochewe, Glen Torridon, Red Point Beach, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 3:
Highlights from your plan
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Glen Strathfarrar ©
Glen Strathfarrar
Glen Torridon ©
Glen Torridon

4
nights
Mallaig, Scotland

Mallaig ©
Mallaig ; is a port in Lochaber, on the west coast of the Highlands of Scotland. You'll explore and learn at Land Sea and Islands Centre and Glenfinnan railway museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Brochs at Glenelg - Dun Telve & Dun Troddan and Eilean Donan Castle. Venture out of the city with trips to All The Goodness (in Ardelve), Glenfinnan (Glenfinnan Monument, Glenfinnan Viaduct, & more) and Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse (in Kilchoan). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Camusdarach Beach, cruise along Morar Beach, trek along Circular Walk, and view the masterpieces at Applecross Photographic Gallery.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mallaig day trip planning website .

Drive from Gairloch to Mallaig in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ballachulish.

Things to do in Mallaig

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Glenfinnan, Arisaig, Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks, Eilean Donan Castle, Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse
Find places to stay May 3 — 7:
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse ©
Ardnamurchan Point and Lighthouse

8
nights
Ballachulish, Scotland

Ballachulish ©
The village of Ballachulish in Lochaber, Highland, Scotland, is centred on former slate quarries. Visiting Highland Titles Nature Reserve and Inchree Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Balquhidder Church Ruins and Kilchurn Castle. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballachulish: Auchindrain Township (in Inveraray), Kinlochlaich Garden Centre and Gardens (in Appin) and Glen Etive (in Glencoe Village). There's lots more to do: hike along Lost Valley Trail, explore the striking landscape at Buachaille Etive Mor, appreciate the views at Glencoe, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at The Three Sisters.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ballachulish day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mallaig to Ballachulish takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Ballachulish are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ballachulish

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Glencoe Village, Appin, Glencoe, Ice Factor, Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Find places to stay May 7 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Glencoe Lochan ©
Glencoe Lochan

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