18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

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18 days in United Kingdom Itinerary

Start: Cardiff
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Cirencester
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Cockermouth
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Lochinver
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Gairloch
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Glencoe
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
7
London
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
End: Cardiff

1
night
Cirencester

Cirencester ©
Cirencester is a market town in east Gloucestershire, England, west northwest of London. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): head outdoors with Head 4 Heights Ltd, have fun at Cotswold Archery, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Greystones Farm. Keep things going the next day: get outside with The Cotswold Range, then tour the water at your own pace with Boat Rentals, and then get outside with AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cirencester trip itinerary planning website .

Cardiff to Cirencester is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cockermouth.

Things to do in Cirencester

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

AeroSuperBatics / The Breitling Wingwalkers, Cotswold Archery, Greystones Farm, Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Highlights from your plan
The Cotswold Range ©
The Cotswold Range
Head 4 Heights Waterpark ©
Head 4 Heights Waterpark
Cotswold Archery ©
Cotswold Archery

1
night
Cockermouth

Cockermouth
Cockermouth is an ancient market town and civil parish in the Borough of Allerdale in Cumbria, England, so named because it is at the confluence of the River Cocker as it flows into the River Derwent. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): hike along Central Fells, take in the pleasant sights at Alpacaly Ever After, and then stroll through Buttermere. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Scale Force, stroll through Helvellyn, and then stroll through Catbells Lakeland Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Cockermouth trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cirencester to Cockermouth takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lochinver.

Things to do in Cockermouth

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Central Fells, Alpacaly Ever After, Helvellyn, Catbells Lakeland Walk
Highlights from your plan
Helvellyn
Helvellyn
Buttermere Lake ©
Buttermere Lake
Catbells Lakeland Walk ©
Catbells Lakeland Walk

1
night
Lochinver

Lochinver ©
Lochinver is a village on the coast in the Assynt district of Sutherland, Highland, Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Little Assynt Estate, then contemplate the waterfront views at Achmelvich Bay, and then explore the activities along Culag Woods. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Achmelvich Beach, then kick back and relax at Scourie Bay, and then admire the sheer force of Falls of Kirkaig.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Lochinver trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Cockermouth to Lochinver takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cockermouth in April since evenings lows in Lochinver dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gairloch.

Things to do in Lochinver

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Scourie Bay, Falls of Kirkaig
Highlights from your plan
Culag Woods ©
Culag Woods
Achmelvich Beach ©
Achmelvich Beach
Achmelvich Bay ©
Achmelvich Bay

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Gairloch: Ullapool (Inverpolly Nature Reserve & Lael Forest Walks). Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walking and Wildlife Adventures, play a few rounds at Gairloch Golf Club, tour the water at your own pace with Glendale Self Drive Boat Hire, and contemplate the waterfront views at Gruinard Bay Caravan Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gairloch road trip planner.

Drive from Lochinver to Gairloch in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in April, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glencoe.

Things to do in Gairloch

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Ullapool, Red Point Beach
Highlights from your plan
Flowerdale Waterfall ©
Flowerdale Waterfall
Red Point Beach ©
Red Point Beach
Inverpolly Nature Reserve ©
Inverpolly Nature Reserve

3
nights
Glencoe

Glencoe ©
Take a break from Glencoe with a short trip to Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve in Strontian, about 46 minutes away.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Glencoe trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gairloch to Glencoe takes 3.5 hours. April in Glencoe sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Ice Factor, Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve, Highland Titles Nature Reserve, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
Highlights from your plan
Highland Titles Nature Reserve ©
Highland Titles Nature Reserve
Ice Factor ©
Ice Factor
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, nature, nightlife, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Calton Hill, get your game on at Great Away Days, and don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh attractions planner .

Getting from Glencoe to Edinburgh by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Great Away Days ©
Great Away Days

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: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, explore the world behind art at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the London tour planning website .

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in London can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum

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