17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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17 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  24​h
1
London
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cheltenham
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Beauly
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gairloch
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Melbourne

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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, historic sites, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, make a trip to Big Ben, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, and snap pictures at Tower Bridge.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our London journey maker website .

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to London is minus 10 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for little chillier days in London, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cheltenham.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Buckingham Palace ©
Buckingham Palace

2
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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Corinium Museum, then get outside with The Cotswold Range, then admire the striking features of Chavenage House, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art Couture Painswick Gallery. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge your thirst for a good beer at The Cotswold Brewing Company, then sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, then have fun at Cotswold Archery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Walks With Hawks.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cheltenham online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from London to Cheltenham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Cheltenham sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Beauly.

Things to do in Cheltenham

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Cirencester, Cotswolds Distillery, Art Couture Painswick Gallery, Cotswold Archery, Chavenage House
Highlights from your plan
Chavenage House ©
Chavenage House
Walks With Hawks ©
Walks With Hawks
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range

3
nights
Beauly

Beauly ©
Beauly is a town in the Kilmorack Parish of the Scottish County of Inverness, on the River Beauly, 10mi west of Inverness by the Far North railway line. Step out of Beauly to go to Drumnadrochit and see Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Aigas Field Centre, don't miss a visit to Chisholm Graveyard, take in the exciting artwork at Kilmorack Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Beauly using our trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cheltenham to Beauly. Traveling from Cheltenham in October, things will get a bit cooler in Beauly: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Beauly

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, Chisholm Graveyard, Loch Ness
Highlights from your plan
Aigas Field Centre ©
Aigas Field Centre
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh ©
Meall Fuar-Mhonaidh
Loch Affric Circular Walk ©
Loch Affric Circular Walk

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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get outside with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, brush up on your military savvy at Russian Arctic Convoy Project, and then explore the activities along Gruinard Bay Caravan Park. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Inverewe Garden, then tee off at Gairloch Golf Club, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Shieldaig Falconry.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Gairloch visit planner.

Drive from Beauly to Gairloch in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Gairloch are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Gairloch

Outdoors Parks Golf

Side Trips

Inverewe Garden, Russian Arctic Convoy Project
Highlights from your plan
Gairloch Golf Club ©
Gairloch Golf Club
Inverewe Garden ©
Inverewe Garden
Russian Arctic Convoy Project ©
Russian Arctic Convoy Project

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Scotland, examine the collection at Royal Yacht Britannia, and steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia

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