16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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16 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + train:  11​h 15​min
1
Penrith
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Durness
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Fort William
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
5
Cirencester
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
London
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Penrith

Penrith is a market town and civil parish in the county of Cumbria, England. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, then explore the historical opulence of Sizergh Castle, and then browse the different shops at The Rheged Centre. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force, then stop by The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, then get great views at Orrest Head, and finally contemplate the long history of Shap Abbey.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Penrith travel route builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Penrith is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Penrith is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Penrith: highs are around 21°C and lows about 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Durness.

Things to do in Penrith

Shopping Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Windermere, The Grasmere Gingerbread Shop, Sizergh Castle
Highlights from your plan
Climbing Tours
Shap Abbey ©
Shap Abbey
Orrest Head ©
Orrest Head

3
nights
Durness

Durness ©
Durness is a village and civil parish in the north-west Highlands of Scotland. Head to Balnakeil Craft Village and Mudness Ceramicsfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Oldshoremore Beach and Achmelvich Beach. Go for a jaunt from Durness to Kinlochbervie to see Sandwood Bay Beach about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Balnakeil Beach, kick back and relax at Durness Beach, and explore the fascinating underground world of Smoo Cave.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Durness trip itinerary site .

Getting from Penrith to Durness by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Durness when traveling from Penrith in August, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gairloch.

Things to do in Durness

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Gairloch

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Victoria Falls, stop by Perfume Studio, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Loch Maree. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Gairloch Heritage Museum, then kick back and relax at Mellon Udrigle Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Red Point Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gairloch road trip planner .

You can drive from Durness to Gairloch in 3 hours. August in Gairloch sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Poolewe, Perfume Studio, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Mellon Udrigle Beach ©
Mellon Udrigle Beach

3
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. Visit Fort Augustus and Old Inverlochy Castle for their historical value. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Camusdarach Beach and Morar Beach. Explore Fort William's surroundings by going to Glenfinnan (Loch Shiel & Glenfinnan Viaduct), Iceberg Glass (in Fort Augustus) and Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Glencoe, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ben Nevis, don't miss a visit to Neptune's Staircase, and take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Fort William online vacation maker .

Drive from Gairloch to Fort William in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirencester.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Glenfinnan, Camusdarach Beach, Glen Coe, Morar Beach
Highlights from your plan
Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Morar Beach ©
Morar Beach

2
nights
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. On the 12th (Mon), head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, head outdoors with The Cotswold Range, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Octavia's Bookshop, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, and then steep yourself in history at Avebury Stone Circle.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Cirencester vacation builder app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fort William to Cirencester. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in Cirencester

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Avebury Stone Circle, Cotswolds Distillery, Castle Combe Village
Highlights from your plan
Cotswolds Distillery ©
Cotswolds Distillery
Castle Combe Village ©
Castle Combe Village
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): make a trip to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and then steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the London holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cirencester to London takes 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Westminster Abbey ©
Westminster Abbey
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace
Tower of London ©
Tower of London

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