15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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15 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
London
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Bath
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Bourton-on-the-Water
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Grasmere
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Dornoch
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Durness
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, then explore the world behind art at The British Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Buckingham Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament, then contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the London trip maker tool .

Johannesburg, South Africa to London is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in London, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
The British Museum ©
The British Museum
National Gallery ©
National Gallery

1
night
Bath

Bath ©
A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of The Roman Baths, take in the exciting artwork at Victoria Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, then view the masterpieces at Gallery and Barrow, and finally tour the water at your own pace with The Lady Lena.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath trip planner.

Traveling by train from London to Bath takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bourton-on-the-Water.

Things to do in Bath

Tours Transportation Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Roman Baths ©
The Roman Baths
Bath Abbey ©
Bath Abbey
Victoria Art Gallery ©
Victoria Art Gallery

2
nights
Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water ©
Bourton-on-the-Water is a village and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England that lies on a wide flat vale within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Mechanical Music Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sudeley Castle, then wander the streets of Moreton in Marsh, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Edward's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the exciting artwork at Richard Hagen, take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, then see the interesting displays at Corinium Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Church.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bourton-on-the-Water road trip planning website .

Getting from Bath to Bourton-on-the-Water by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Grasmere.

Things to do in Bourton-on-the-Water

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Cotswolds Distillery, Sudeley Castle, St. Edward's Church, Moreton in Marsh, Corinium Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church
Sudeley Castle ©
Sudeley Castle

2
nights
Grasmere

Grasmere
Grasmere is a village and tourist destination in the centre of the English Lake District. On the 15th (Wed), explore the activities along Buttermere, view the masterpieces at Thornthwaite Galleries, then shop like a local with Viridian Gallery, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Helm Crag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Helvellyn, then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk, then go for a walk through Alpacaly Ever After, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Grasmere vacation maker website .

You can drive from Bourton-on-the-Water to Grasmere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Dornoch.

Things to do in Grasmere

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Keswick, Buttermere Lake, Helvellyn, Alpacaly Ever After, Holy Trinity Church
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Helm Crag ©
Helm Crag
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Dornoch

Dornoch ©
Dornoch is a town and seaside resort, and former Royal burgh in the Highlands of Scotland. On the 17th (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Brora Beach, then kick back and relax at Embo Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dornoch Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dornoch Cathedral, shop like a local with Gallery48, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nigg Old Church, get some fabulous bargains at Anta Scotland, then stop by Seaweed n Stuff, and finally take an in-depth tour of Tarbat Discovery Centre.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Dornoch vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Grasmere to Dornoch takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In May, daily temperatures in Dornoch can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Dornoch

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gallery48, Seaweed n Stuff, Dunrobin Castle and Gardens, Brora Beach, Anta Scotland
Highlights from your plan
Brora Beach ©
Brora Beach
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens ©
Dunrobin Castle and Gardens
Tarbat Discovery Centre ©
Tarbat Discovery Centre

2
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. On the 19th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sango Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Scourie Bay, kick back and relax at Oldshoremore Beach, and then stroll through Sandwood Bay Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Durness trip site .

Traveling by car from Dornoch to Durness takes 2.5 hours. May in Durness sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kinlochbervie, Scourie Bay
Highlights from your plan
Durness Beach ©
Durness Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Sandwood Bay Beach
Balnakeil Beach ©
Balnakeil Beach

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 21st (Tue), browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, examine the collection at National Museum of Scotland, and then explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at Stills Gallery, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, then make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and finally step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Edinburgh vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Durness to Edinburgh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. May in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland ©
National Museum of Scotland

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